"Rostov Velikiy" participated in complex manoeuvers of united state system of prevention and liquidation of emergency situations
Sea diving vessel of SDS08 project "Rostov Velikiy" of Sakhalin department of salvage and underwater works have participated in complex manoeuvers of united state system of prevention and liquidation of emergency situations "Arctic-2011" in the basin of Buor-Khay bay of Laptev Sea (port of Tiksi) since August 8 till August 11, 2011.
Following training objects have been worked out during manouvres (according to the info of State Marine Salvage Coordinating Center): "Liquidation of region oil outflow", "Search and rescue of people in distress at sea" and "Fire extinguishing aboard of a vessel". Training purposes were achieved.
Vessel "Rostov Velikiy" (building No is of 202) was built in 2011 at Yaroslavl Shipyard (CJSC "VP "FINSUDPROM" is a management company) for FSUC State Maritime Salvage Department under the order of Federal Agency of the Maritime and River Transport of RF Ministry of Transport. She was the newest built vessel of complex fleet group participated in manoeuvers "Arctic-2011".
Design of SDS08 techno-working 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 and carry out tug functions (ground-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 and 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. She was launched on April 21, 2011 and 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. She was launched on May 24, 2011 and put into operation on August 7, 2011.
Keel of the fourth vessel in the series (building No is of 204) was laid down on August 9, 2011.