Contents tagged with Admiral Kuznetsov

  • Fire breaks out again at Russia's only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

    A fire broke out on the Russian only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which is now under repair in a dry dock in Murmansk, reported the newspaper Severpost, citing a source in the emergency services.

    This is a second-degree fire, which means that the situation is becoming critical and requires not only additional personnel, but also a supply of water and equipment.

    Russian media reports that the fire took place in the cabins on the port side. 20 people were quickly evacuated from the …

  • Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov rusted beyond repair

    Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which is currently the only Russian aircraft carrier in service, contrary to the intended repair, "broke" even more in a year. Judging by satellite images published by the Chinese publication Sohu, there has been no repairs done on the warship yet. However, in one a year, its deck has rusted significantly so that it became noticeable even from outer space.

    Satellite images show that there is no real progress in repairing the admiral Kuznetsov …

  • Fire damage on Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov equal to aircraft carrier’s current value

    The damage caused by the fire on the Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” is effectively equivalent to the current value of the ship, at 95 billion rubles (around $1.52 billion), writes Kommersant, citing a source in the headquarters of Russia’s Northern Fleet.

    “The damage caused by the fire that broke out has been provisionally estimated at 95 billion rubles. However, it’s not just a case of damage to the structures of the aircraft carrier, there is also repair equipment that was …

  • Fire on Russia’s aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov caused by pile of garbage

    The fire on the Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” at the Russian port of Murmansk may have been caused by a pile of rubbish, reports Kommersant, citing a source familiar with the situation.

    Experts believe that the fire was caused by welding slag coming into contact with an oiled rag discarded in the hold. From there, the fire spread to power cables. According to current regulations, the crew is supposed to clean up garbage before authorizing work with a fire hazard, but apparently …

  • Floating dock and submarine sink in Russia annexed Sevastopol

    A floating dock with a decommissioned submarine sank in Sevastopol, TASS and Interfax news agencies reported, citing their sources.

    The PD-16 floating dock with the decommissioned project B-380 submarine “St. George" sank although, according to the sources, the submarine has already resurfaced and is afloat. According to the interlocutor of Interfax, the dock and the submarine sank due the poor technical condition of the dock.

    The TASS source claims that the incident took place in Pivdenna ( …

  • Fire breaks out on Russia’s only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

    A fire broke out on the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov which was undergoing repairs in the port of Murmansk, reports Interfax news agency.

    "The area of the fire is about 600 square meters in the power compartment. Firefighters are working to put the second degree fire,” the source of the agency said, noting that the area of the fire cannot be accurately determined due to the thick smoke.

    According to preliminary reports, diesel fuel on the ship caught on fire.

    The Ministry of …

  • Repairs on Russian aircraft carrier end in disaster

    Repairs to the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which recently returned from a mission on the coasts of Syria, have ended in a disaster.

    On the night of Monday the 29th, the floating dry dock on which the carrier was undergoing repairs sank, sending a 70-ton crane crashing onto the carrier’s deck and ripping a hole in its hull.

    Zvezdochka, the dock which sank, was built in the 1980s for the Soviet Union’s Navy, and was considered one of the largest floating docks in the world. …

  • Kremlin allocates a piece of land to Russian army on the Azov sea coast

    The Russian government has allocated a designated area in the Sea of Azov to the Russian Defense Ministry. This area is located 1.5 miles from the coast of the Russian city Yeysk and 65 km from the city of Mariupol, reports Ukrainian military portal.

    The decree published on Russian government website of legal information notes that the government allocated this territory "to ensure the defense of the country and the security of the state."

    However, the specific reasons for the need of this …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: experience from Syrian campaign of aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov incorporated in sailor training program

    Experience acquired by the Russian Navy during the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov’s Mediterranean campaign, as well the firing of Kalibr missiles at targets in Syria from submarines and surface ships, has already been analyzed and incorporated into the training programs for Russian sailors, Admiral Vladimir Korolev told Krasnaya Zvezda in an interview.

    “This experience, as well as the experience from firing the precision weapons of project 636.3 submarines, 1135.6 frigates and small …

  • Media: repairs to Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to cost almost $700 million

    Four boilers of the primary power unit will be replaced during repairs to the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. The Granit missile system will most likely remain on the ship as before. The cost of upgrading could amount to as much as 40 billion rubles ($700 million), a source familiar with the situation told Interfax news agency.

    The source pointed out that the Granit system will not be replaced “due to financial reasons”. As for the boilers of the primary power unit, two of the four …