One of Shenzhen's most popular theme parks, Minsk World, which features a decommissioned Russian aircraft carrier, is facing closure after a bank filed a bankruptcy suit against its owner and its assets were frozen. The Bank of Construction last month asked the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court to declare Minsk World bankrupt after the theme park failed to repay its loans, the Guangzhou-based Nanfang Daily reported yesterday. The Shenzhen court accepted the application and has issued an order to freeze Minsk World's assets. The news sparked fears that the park would be closed and the Russian warship towed away. The 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier was part of Russia's Black Sea fleet before being stripped of all weapon systems and sold to a group of Shenzhen businessmen in the late 1990s. A manager at Minsk World said the theme park was profitable and management would do its best to keep it open. 'We have 2,000 to 3,000 visitors a day, on average. People are coming from all over the world to see it. We are making money.' The Nanfang Daily report said Minsk World owed 200 million yuan to the Bank of Construction. Shenzhen Tourism Administration director Chi Xiongbiao said yesterday the government did not want to see the park close. 'No matter who owns the park, we will continue to give them support,' he said.