The newbuilding will be operated as environmental monitoring, inspection, and survey vessel (Source: Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard)

Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard will construct service and crew vessel

Russia’s Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, part of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (OSK), signed a contract with the Arctic Directorate for Technical Support of Marine Surveillance for the construction of a service and crew vessel.

Tasks of the vessel comprise: inspection and environmental monitoring of water areas, performance of hydrographic and survey work, performance of work on mapping the bottom and visual inspection of underwater objects, pilotage escort on navigable routes, on duty in designated areas, participation in search and rescue operations.for inspection and environmental mo­nitoring of water in Arctic areas.

The19.95m-long  ice-classed vessel will be equipped with two diesel engines of 599 kW each. Its hull will be made of steel and superstructure from glass-reinforced plastic (GRP). According to the contract now signed, the vessel should be delivered in December 2022, said OSK.

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