Astrakhan branch of Zvyozdochka shipyard launches rescue towboat for RF Defence Ministry (photo)
AO Shiprepairing Center Zvyozdochka (a part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says its Astrakhan branch has held a ceremonial launching of the Kapitan Guryev rescue towboat today 18 May 2018.
The ceremony has been attended by representatives of RF Navy, local authorities and employees of the shipyard. The Kapitan Guryev, a rescue towboat of Project 22870, is intended for towing and refloating operations, firefighting and rendering medical assistance, executing difficult diving works at the depths of up to 60 metres, collecting spilled oil products, search and survey operations.
The ship was laid down on 27 January 2016. The Kapitan Guryev is the fifth ship of Project 22870 built in Astrakhan. The lead ship of Project 22870 named Professor Nikolay Muru was delivered to RF Navy in 2014.
Characteristics of the ship designed by ОАО Design Bureau “Vympel" (Nizhny Novgorod): length – 57 meters, width – 14 meters, displacement – 1,200 tonnes, speed – 14 knots.
The ship is named after Grigory Guryev, participant of Great Patriotic War, Hero of the Soviet Union.
Ship Repair Center ‘Zvyozdochka’ (Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region) specializes in shipbuilding and ship repair, manufacture of propulsive screws. The company is a member of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.