Russias only active carrier accident: sinking of a ships landing ship dock

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 Russias only active carrier accident: sinking of a ships landing ship dock


Reported that the PD-50 floating dock is the largest floating dock in the world. At the time of the accident, two tower cranes collapsed on the wharf, including one falling on the hull of the overhauling Kuznetsov. According to the local media Mormansk Bulletin reported that the collapse of the crane caused injuries to the ship and personnel, currently known as four workers fell into the water, three of whom were injured and one missing.

Russian media said, according to eyewitness information released on social networks, after the accident, a large number of ambulances and police vehicles rushed to the scene, the Russian military also launched an emergency rescue.

It is reported that Kuznetsov is the only active carrier of the Russian navy. The ship is currently undergoing major repairs and plans to replace its power and weapon systems, which are expected to be completed by 2021. This unfortunate accident obviously cast a shadow on the smooth progress and timely completion of the Russian Navys aircraft carrier transformation plan.