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Re: Russian Carrier Kusnetsov
Prior to this fire, and after the November 2018 sinking of the floating dry dock that had been supporting the ship, it was officially being estimated that the KUZNETSOV would be back in service in 2023. 2021 was the scheduled return as of several years (and accidents) ago. Russia at this time has no facility in which to dock the ship and no shipyard that could build any further carriers. Most recently, the Russians were reported to be looking at modifuying another floating dry dock to accommodate the KUZNETSOV, which may further delay her return to service. The sunken reportedly dock split in two longitudinally when it bottomed and may not be salvageable.
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