Monday, December 23, 2019
Kuznetsov gone? The Admiral Kuznetsov Soviet/Russian aircraft carrier on fire and damaged beyond repair. Cost prohibitive? What you will get out of repair/refurbishment not equal to what you must put into the project? The salvage yard awaits?
From Freeper and thanks to same.
"Russian Aircraft Carrier will not get Salvaged and Repaired"
AS IS BEING SPECULATED.
"Russia’s only aircraft carrier has a fire that has covered over 600 square meters (6000 square feet) of the carrier. Even if the fire is put out . . . the carrier will not be worth salvaging. Currently, the ship is being flooded with water and chemicals to douse electrical wiring and diesel fuel fires. Those chemicals are wrecking all of the electronics and electrical systems that are not being burned in the fire. The fire is wrecking the engine. The carrier was already a 30-year old lemon."
THINK IN THIS CASE THE KUZNETSOV NOT SO MUCH A "LEMON" BUT RATHER A WHITE ELEPHANT?
"A white elephant is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness."
Within context see many previous blog entries [some with additional embedded links] the danger to a naval vessel while moored, docked, not at sea it seems greater than when the ship sailing in mid-ocean.