The aircraft carrier was leaving an 80,000 ton floating dock after repairs. There was a 70 ton crane on the dock which fell and broke a hole in the aircraft carrier.
The aircraft carrier will be repaired. Following the repairs, the carrier is to be fitted with modern control systems and new weapons.
The loss of the 80,000-ton dock could delay modernization of other Russian navy ships.
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