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originally posted by: Ohanka
This is quite normal for large warships.
They may be staging this to make us believe that they are not as capable, inferior even, and then when we aren't paying attention to them, they will strike.
The ageing Russian aircraft carrier that sailed through the English Channel escorted by the Royal Navy has been plagued by years of technical problems and is accompanied everywhere by a tug in case it breaks down. The plumbing is so bad on the 55,000 ton Admiral Kuznetsov that many of its toilets cannot be used, while it has had repeated problems with its power and a string of accidents, naval experts said.
Ageing Russian aircraft carrier plagued by technical problems
Her aircraft often made flights close to the Israeli shore line and were escorted by Israeli F-16s. During the deployment, a severe water shortage occurred due to evaporators breaking down.
At the end of 1997 she remained immobilized in a Northern Fleet shipyard, awaiting funding for major repairs, which were halted when they were only 20% complete. The overhaul was completed in July 1998, and the ship returned to active service in the Northern fleet on 3 November 1998.
originally posted by: spiritualarchitect
I hope they have a better insurance plan than mine. My plan only pays for towing up to 7 miles.