Russia’s only aircraft carrier has a big hole in it

Russia’s only aircraft carriers has a 215 square foot hole.

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.

39 thoughts on “Russia’s only aircraft carrier has a big hole in it”

  1. Haven’t you learned yet that you can’t link to anything in the fuuckle comment system?So nobody knows what feminism has to do with holes in ISS.

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  2. As to the ISS and the hole drilled, feminism is more to blame than anything.As to the crane, I can understand a blue collar worker making a mistake more than I can the two collisions between US Navy ships and Civilians ones.

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  3. First there was the hole drilled into the Soyuz spacecraft. Then a booster on the Soyuz rocket misfired, causing an abort. Now, a crane falls into their only aircraft carrier, putting it out of commission for months. Either the Russians are having a stream of bad luck, or there are some seriously disgruntled employees over there.

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  4. If that picture is real that hole is 15 x 25 meters not 4 x 5 meters as our Russian not credible sources reported. As big as if it was hit by an antiship missile.

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  5. Russian equipment can’t raise it. In the world of sanctions I don’t think any country will raise it for them. Let’s not forget what this dock was used for..

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  6. If so, they sabotaged themselves. Story I got said the floating drydock depended on power from generators that failed due to damage from the weather. After which the pumps couldn’t operate and down it went. Would be very odd most places (although not there) for such an arrangement not to have emergency generators good enough for a month or two, as well as battery backups good enough for a day or two. Certainly all the military facilities I was ever assigned to had these kind of arrangements (even on equipment facilities built as far back as the 1960s).

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  7. Article I saw said 1 death, 3 injuries. Unless you were one of them, this actually seems pretty light for an accident of this nature and magnitude.

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  8. 70 tonnes likely refers to it’s rating, not it’s weight. A tall crane that can lift 70 tonnes at the end of a long boom weighs much more than 70 tonnes.

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  9. LOL. The funnies part of the story is when you realize that dock was the only one in Russian possession able to repair and maintain two largest ships in the Russian navy the carrier and Moscow missile cruiser as well as the largest ballistic subs. The dock can not be raised and no country is allowed to sell Russia a new one because of sanctions. So more or less Russian navy is out action for many years because of this. There was another smaller Russian doc sunk just a month earlier Astakada Славянка СРЗ.

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  10. If so, they sabotaged themselves. Story I got said the floating drydock depended on power from generators that failed due to damage from the weather. After which the pumps couldn’t operate and down it went. Would be very odd most places (although not there) for such an arrangement not to have emergency generators good enough for a month or two, as well as battery backups good enough for a day or two. Certainly all the military facilities I was ever assigned to had these kind of arrangements (even on equipment facilities built as far back as the 1960s).

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  11. LOL. The funnies part of the story is when you realize that dock was the only one in Russian possession able to repair and maintain two largest ships in the Russian navy the carrier and Moscow missile cruiser as well as the largest ballistic subs. The dock can not be raised and no country is allowed to sell Russia a new one because of sanctions. So more or less Russian navy is out action for many years because of this. There was another smaller Russian doc sunk just a month earlier Astakada Славянка СРЗ.

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