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What confirmation? Do you mean an eye witness on the ground or PLAN’s spokesperson holding a press conference on this photo? Forget it… there’s no way anyone from PLAN would answer this kind of questions, either would anyone on the ground talk about anything on a PLAN’s ship to the public.
This photo clearly shows a line of sailers washing the deck with soapy water around them. Full stop, nothing more.
OK, it's looking more and more like sailors cleaning the more I stare at it. That's where I'm leaning now. When I first saw it, it looked more like damage. A confirmation like a satellite image of the deck being normal again and operating in short time will do.
I think the sheer implausibility of carrier deck being seriously damaged without there being a massive accident onboard speak for itself. to do damage like that would take several aircraft fully loaded with fuel snd ammunition catching fire and blowing up on deck.
If there was a fire below deck while the ship was at sea and not reported, that could cause the damage.

I would love to be fully convinced beyond all doubt that the idiots clearly whistling past the graveyard when they speak down of Chinese quality have mistaken an image of sailors washing a ship with deck damage, causing them to jump on it like a rabid dog in heat.
 

Richard Santos

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If there was a fire below deck while the ship was at sea and not reported, that could cause the damage.

I would love to be fully convinced beyond all doubt that the idiots clearly whistling past the graveyard when they speak down of Chinese quality have mistaken an image of sailors washing a ship with deck damage, causing them to jump on it like a rabid dog in heat.
the flight deck is at least 2 layers deep with probably a meter or more of air gap in between to shield space below it from the sound snd heat of jet blast. the side wall of above water hull is just one thinner layer. The deck is coated with heat resistant paint able to stand up to jet blast. Side of the hull just normal marine paint. If there is large below deck fire it is implausible for there to be large area of manifest fire damage near the edge of the deck without there being visible paint and other indication of fire damage on the side of the hull near the area affected.
 
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I don't even know what would cause a weird line of... what, divets? Holes? We know from the Bonhomme Richard what a melted flight deck looks like and it definitely isn't that.
 

Richard Santos

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any serious fire damage to the deck would totally destroy the paint and the crystalline structure of the steel. So the area of fire damage would quickly rust within 1-2 days.

I don’t see rust. that is not serious fire damage.

it is probably not just wet deck resulting from normal scrubbing. water on deck won’t obscure high visibility white markings on the deck. maybe an fuel or oil spill is being cleaned up?
 
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Richard Santos

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making oneself feel better about oneself by seeing more faults in others than is actually there is pretty much a universal charaxteristic of “patriots” under any flag.
 

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