Russia's only aircraft carrier damaged as floating dock sinks

Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Damaged After Floating Dock Sinks

Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Damaged After Floating Dock Sinks

According to reports, the dry dock began to sink suddenly, collapsing cranes onto the carrier's deck and sending shipyard workers scrambling for their lives.

It was being overhauled on one of the world's biggest floating docks in the icy waters of the Kola Bay near Murmansk close to where Russia's Northern Fleet is based and was due to go back into service in 2021.

The waterborne fix station's sinking at an Arctic shipyard early on October 30 was the latest in a series of mishaps involving the Admiral Kuznetsov, which lost two military jets in accidents off the coast of war-torn Syria in 2017.

"An overhead crane fell on the deck from a height of 15 meters, so it's obvious that the hull and the deck were damaged", he said, before adding that no "critically important" part of the ship had been damaged.

Digital services tax: What the Budget 2018 announcement really means
Technology firms have been heavily criticised over the low rates of tax they pay in the United Kingdom in recent years. Amazon , Google, Facebook and other technology behemoths could be hit by a new tax in the United Kingdom .

The PD-50 dry dock had "fully sank" by 3:30 a.m. local time at the 82nd Repair Shipyard in the village of Roslyakovo near the port city of Murmansk, regional Governor Marina Kovtun said on Twitter.

Rakhmanov said that accident wouldn't lead to a significant extension of the carrier's refurbishment. The dock is the only structure of that capacity that Russian Federation has, and it wasn't immediately clear whether it could be lifted.

While the ship with its turbines belching black smoke looks outdated compared with the US nuclear-powered carriers, it allows the Kremlin to project power far away from Russia's shores.

The Admiral Kuznetsov has seen action in Russia's military campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad with its planes carrying out air strikes against rebel forces.

Recommended News

  • Sam's joins club with no checkouts

    Sam's joins club with no checkouts

    Walmart (WMT) said the prototype store will help it "incubate, test and refine technologies to help define the future of retail". When it's time to check out, they'll push their cart over to a Sam's Club worker, who will scan a code on their phone.
    Swiss tech giant ABB to build new robotics factory in Shanghai

    Swiss tech giant ABB to build new robotics factory in Shanghai

    The concept behind our new factory is to make the smartest and most flexible use of every meter of production. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with approximately 147,000 employees.
    Pharrell Williams sends Trump legal threat for playing 'Happy' after synagogue shooting

    Pharrell Williams sends Trump legal threat for playing 'Happy' after synagogue shooting

    The warning comes after the United States leader attended a rally in IN on Saturday where the song Happy was played. It warned that use of the song constituted a copyright infringement and Pharrell's trademark rights.
  • WWE Announces World Cup Tournament Brackets

    WWE Announces World Cup Tournament Brackets

    That was until a segment on Monday Night Raw when acting GM Baron Corbin chose to give Bobby Lashley a spot in the tournament. WWE has announced the brackets for the World Cup tournament at Friday's Crown Jewel pay-per-view from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia .
    Titanic II to set sail in 2022, following original route

    Titanic II to set sail in 2022, following original route

    It's for this exact reason that some technical specifications have been changed, in order to provide passengers peace of mind. The ship was hailed as the largest ship afloat, and the luxury liner attracted some of the richest people in the world.
    Besiktas Looking To End Loris Karius Loan Early

    Besiktas Looking To End Loris Karius Loan Early

    According to Fotomaç , Beşiktaş would be keen to take Divock Origi out on a loan deal similar to Karius'. There is also an option for Besiktas to purchase the 25-year-old at the conclusion of the deal.
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 might have a 48MP camera

    Samsung Galaxy S10 might have a 48MP camera

    The latter is used on phones like the original Google Pixel and Essential phones, helping stabilize video (but not photos). Smaller pixels, of course, means worse image quality, but this solution is still viable for secondary or auxiliary cameras.
    Saba Khan and Anup Jalota eliminated from Bigg Boss 12

    Saba Khan and Anup Jalota eliminated from Bigg Boss 12

    In an unseen clip, he is seen conversing with Deepak Thakur, Rohit Suchanti and Romil Chaudhary about his hair transplant. Deepak, being the captain, was given the power to nominate one more person for the evictions and he named Sreesanth .
    India C clinches Deodhar Trophy 2018

    India C clinches Deodhar Trophy 2018

    After the match, Iyer said, "I felt if I had stayed till the 45th over, the chase was going to be easy". Both batsmen took their time to get their eye in and consolidated the base in the first 13 overs.
  • Sanders: Media wrongly blaming Trump for attacks

    Sanders: Media wrongly blaming Trump for attacks

    The letter was signed by the group's Pittsburgh steering committee and almost 43,000 members of the public, Bend the Arc said. And whatever elected officials show up, they should be there to mourn with them, not to create a political event.
    Japan's Princess Ayako surrenders her royal status as she marries for love

    Japan's Princess Ayako surrenders her royal status as she marries for love

    Princess Ayako of the Japanese imperial family has given up her royal title after marrying a commoner Kei Moriya . The couple was shown on national news walking slowly before guests at the shrine on Monday morning (local time).
    Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center

    Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center

    Adenovirus causes severe flu-like symptoms but can be even more risky than the typical flu virus. Adenovirus 7, in the outbreak is linked with communal living arrangements.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.