The heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, undergoing repairs at the 35 th shipyard, which is a branch of the Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center, is being prepared for transfer to a floating dock. Towing and installing a cruiser to the floating dock PD-50 in Murmansk will begin on September 14 and last for three days, reports TASS, citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
As explained by the source, the 14 of September the cruiser will begin to withdraw from the berth of the 35 th ship repair plant. Since the procedure for placing the ship in the dock is not simple, then it takes three days. Completion of the procedure is scheduled for September 17. During the installation of "Admiral Kuznetsov" in a floating dock to perform many tasks. First, the tugs will bring the aircraft carrier to the floating dock, after which they will slowly lead there and fix it with the help of special devices. After that, water is pumped out of the dock and the reliability of the ship mounts is checked. During the dock repair to check the shaft lines of the aircraft carrying cruiser.
The PD-50 floating dock is one of the largest docks of this type in the world. It was built in 1980 in Sweden by order of the Navy. fleet USSR. The dock is designed to repair large surface ships. The length of the dock is 330 meters, width - 67 meters, carrying capacity - 80 thousand tons.
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