“Admiral Kuznetsov” has received five-hole

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Photo: Vasily Maximov / “Kommersant”

Crashed after flooding floating dock tower crane left on avianese the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” a hole measuring four by five meters. About it “Interfax” said the President of the United shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov.

“In the fall of the crane has left a hole 4 to 5 meters, it is a structural part of the vehicle that are repaired easily. We do not feel that the damage above the waterline significantly. Task now with help of divers to see if there is damage under water. We do not expect problems, but make sure it is necessary”, — he said.

The incident with the floating dock PD-50 82-second shipyard in Murmansk took place on the night of 30 October. According to Rakhmanova, a carrier and so was out from the dock and up to the quay wall, but “in the Commission of this operation, an uncontrolled discharge of electricity, which led to unpredictable dive Doc”.

The only Russian aircraft carrier up for repairs until 2021, it needs to obtain new energy equipment and weapons. Rakhmanov says that the incident will not affect the speed of execution of the order. According to experts, the cost of equipment replacement will have to “maximize” almost half of the ship.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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