On July 29th, 2011 a launching ceremony took place at Nevsky Shipyard. The second multipurpose salvage vessel “Spasatel Kavdejkin” (Yard Number 702), capacity 4 MW, project MPSV07 was launched. Design Bureau is “Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb”, JSC. A solemn launching ceremony of the lead multipurpose salvage vessel “Spasatel Karev” (Yard Number) took place on November 23th, 2010.
Chairman of Board of the Directors of the «North-Western Shipping Company» -Vladimir Kasjanenko
Director on Shipping and Shipbuilding of «T.A. Management» - Rishat Bagautdinov
Managing director of the «North-Western Shipping Company» - Al'bert Vygovsky
Deputy Director of State Marine Rescue Service - Sergej Belov
Director General of Nevsky Shipyard - Andrey Polushko
and other official persons took part in the celebratory ceremony devoted to this significant event.
In their speeches addressed to both the staff of Nevsky Shipyard and the participants of the ceremony, the guests of honor expressed gratitude to workers of the Shipyard for their work.
At the next stage of Launching ceremony there was vessel christening which was held by Father Evgeny, the Priest of the Bogojavlensky Cathedral in Schliesselburg. Natalya Kurbanalieva - Head of Legal Directorate of «T.A. Management» became the godmother of the vessel.
Nevsky Shipyard is constructing a series of three multipurpose salvage vessels with high ice class in accordance with the State Shipbuilding Contracts signed in 2009 and 2010.
The vessels are being constructed as a part of carrying-out of the Sub-program “Marine Transport” of the federal target program “Development of transport system of Russia (2010-2015)”. According to the above-mentioned program 4 more vessels of the same type are to be built. As soon as the construction is completed, the vessels will be delivered to “State Marine Pollution Control and Salvage and Rescue Service of RF” (Gosmorspassluzhba) in order to ensure rescue and emergency readiness for different tasks such as providing salvage services to people and vessels in distress, rectification of the consequences of accidents at sea in given search-and-rescue areas of Russian Federation.
Principal features: length overall - 73,0m, deadweight at max. draught - 1171 t.
The vessels are intended for “Gosmorspassluzhba” to enlarge state rescue fleet capable to perform underwater-technical, diving and rescue works at depth up to 60m.
Anatoly Kavdejkin was born in 1928.
Kavdejkin started his labor activity in 1944. At that time he was a sailor on hydrographic survey vessel of the Pacific fleet Navy and Far East Shipping Company. Having graduated from marine institution, Kavdejkin worked first as captain’s mate and later as captain on the vessels of Academy of Sciences of the USSR and Far East Shipping Company.
While working as captain in Expedition Group of Salvage and Underwater Technical Works of Far East Shipping Company Kavdejkin proved to be a competent navigator, leader of ship’s crew, organizer with perfect knowledge and experience of rescue operations at sea who took part in several rescue and salvage operations in Pacific region.
Kavdejkin was awarded two medals «Medal for Victory over Japan» and «Medal for valorous work» for special voyages at the last years of Patriotic war in the Far East. From 1969 to 1973 Kavdejkin was appointed the captain of the rescuer "Gelios" the main task of which was providing safety of the USSR ships in the Vietnamese waters blocked by minefields.
In Haiphong port he was awarded the Vietnamese government award - «Medal of Peoples’ Friendship».
Kavdejkin died in 2005.