SeigSoloyvov wrote:The carrier is fine, well this will delay their work even more Russians problem is the loss of their PD-50 will hurt them hard, that was their biggest floating dry dock. Question is if they can even recover the dock now if not they took a huge hit and that will set them back.
Yeah, I think that's the really worrying thing. Strategically
, this could probably turn out almost as bad as if the K itself was put out of service (of course losing the K would have been a complete disaster all other things considered; PR, national pride etc.).
But as an indispensable asset as the PD-50 apparently is, this is indeed a massive hit. We could only find out of how essential it really is though, if its projected schedule/roster were made available covering the next couple years. Then we'll have a better idea how many/what other vessels were lined up to access her services.
Quite telling also was how, almost immediately, Borisov stated that more than likely 'yes' she will be lifted. This without any sort of preliminary assessments or analysis of the situation as it is.
And also, USC may file a lawsuit against the Rosneft plant due to the accident with Admiral Kuznetsov: Open the question of replacing the site for further repair of the aircraft carrier
It is noted that the flooding of the floating dock can affect the repair time of other ships. “This dock is used not only for Admiral Kuznetsov, but also for our other ships of the first and second rank, so other repair work this year will be stopped,” said Alexei Rakhmanov. wrote:
This article somewhat explains how dire is the situation, but it's clearly written with a pro-western/anti-russian p.o.v.
Russia's Dry Dock Accident Could Have Far Larger Repercussions Than A Damaged Carrier : Russia's biggest dry dock has completely sunk and it's debatable if it has anything that could fully replace it anytime in the foreseeable future.
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