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03.06.11 12:40
Second in the series seagoing diving vessel "Rostov Velikiy" was put into operation

On May 30, 2011 state working group accepted into operation second in the series seagoing diving vessel "Rostov Velikiy" (building No is of 202) of SDS08 project.
The vessel was built at Yaroslavl Shipyard (Private Joint Stock Management Company "VP FINSUDPROM").
Specialists of Sakhalin Department of Salvage and Diving Works took active part during sea trials and vessel acceptance under the direction of Filippov Vyacheslav.
Vessel was built for FSUC State Maritime Salvage Department under the order of Federal Agency of the Maritime and River Transport of RF Ministry of Transport.
"Rostov Velikiy" will be operated within Sakhalin Department of Salvage and Diving Works.
The vessel will be sent to duty station by Arctic Seaway. It is supposed that the vessel will take part in EMERCOM maneuvers in region of Tiksi port on her way to duty station at Sakhalin.
Design of SDS08 class project was carried out by the Marine Engineering Bureau. Working and technologic documentation are developed by the PDB "Petrobalt" (Georgiy Taritsa is a general director).
Project considerably differs from existing operated similar vessels:
1. Diving equipment, mounted on vessel, allows to carry out diving and underwater works on depth till 100 m. There are no analogues of such equipment at existing vessels that are operated by State Maritime Salvage Department of RF.
2. Vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels and floating objects using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles.
3. Vessel is equipped by tug winch that allows to carry out tug functions.
4. Vessel will provide oil spill response (OSR) functions if boom and skimmer are mounted.
5. Vessel's characteristics and special equipment provide carrying out of diving salvage operations during sea state up to 3, and vessel can sail to the salvage place during waves' height of 7 m.
6. 2 main high-speed engines with capacity of 442 kWt each provide required propulsion qualities, work to the variable-pitch propellers. Bow thruster with capacity of 120 kWt is mounted for vessel's keeping at place of operational works.
7. Up-to-date remote-controlled underwater apparatus allow to inspect of a sea-bottom, underwater part of ships' hull and rudder propellers of vessels, underwater part of waterside structures on depth till 100 m.
8. Equipment for underwater welding on depth till 25 m and underwater cutting on depth till 100 m is used for salvage operations, repair of underwater part of vessels, repair of hydraulic structures, carrying out of rescue operations. In addition, cargo lifting equipment allows to lift objects of weight till 2.0 t from depth till 100 m.
9. Vessel carries out water pumping from wrecking vessel's compartments and also pontoon air blow during participation into re-floating.
Thereby, unique combination of equipment mounted on vessel, and also high-powered power plant allow to carry out almost any specialized works related to diving-technical works on depth till 100 m. In addition vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles with capacity of 180 cub. m per hour each and carry out tug functions (anchor-mooring-tug winch with force of 7 tons is mounted aft), pump water out from compartment of wrecking vessel, participate into OSR operations. Such combination of functions is unique for vessel with length of 38 m only.
Keel of the lead vessel of SDS08 project "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" (building No is of 201) was laid down on August 28, 2009. Vessel was launched on August 12, 2010. She was put into operation on October 25, 2010.
Keel of the second vessel in the series "Rostov Velikiy" (building No is of 202) was laid down on March 9, 2010. Vessel was launched on April 21, 2011. She was put into operation on May 30, 2011.
Keel of the third vessel in the series "Uglich" (building No is of 203) was laid down on March 16, 2010. Vessel was launched on May 24, 2011.