USC: aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to be out of repair on time
Head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov guaranteed the Ministry of Defence meeting the deadlines of ship's repairing and that the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov would be repaired in time after the accident at the floating dock, says press center of RF Defence Ministry.
"Are you positive that this accident will not affect deadlines of the repair works", First Deputy Defence Minister Ruslan Tsalikov asked Alexey Rakhmaninov at the teleconference.
“Everything concerning damage as a result of sinking dock and collapsing mechanisms on the takeoff deck of an aircraft carrier will not significantly influence the deadlines,” the USC Head replied, adding that the aircraft carrier does not have serious damage.
He stressed that repair of these damages would not affect meeting the deadlines.
"It is important that you are positive about meeting the deadlines and ensuring high quality," the First Deputy Defence Minister stated.
The PD-50 floating dock sank on October 30 in Murmansk during a planned exit of the heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetzov. According to the preliminary information the ship's takeoff deck was damaged by a collapsed crane. The ship is now at the 35th Shipyard.