On Thursday, Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard launched a cadet training warship that has been exclusively produced for the Qatari Naval Forces.
The fire was first reported in a lower cargo area where seafaring tanks and landing craft are parked; the exact cause remains unknown.
The USS Stethem destroyer passed less than 12 nautical miles (22 kilometres) from tiny Triton Island in the Paracel Islands archipelago, which is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam, according to a US defense department official.
Moscow's only aircraft-carrier takes part in the largest Russian warship deployment since the Cold War as European naval forces track its route through the English Channel.
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