MPSV12 rescue arctic ice tugboat "Piltun" started sea trials
Multipurpose small-draft rescue tugboat "Piltun", built at the Nevsky Shipyard (part of the OCK) in Shlisselburg, started sea trials in Ladoga Lake.
This is the fourth vessel in a series of four multifunctional rescue tugboats under construction at the Nevsky Shipyard.
Technical characteristics of the vessel, her systems and special equipment will be checked and tested during the trials.
A series of vessels of the MPSV12 project are being built by order of FSD "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
The MPSV12 vessel has ice class Arc5 and can perform a wide range of tasks. These include patrolling and emergency salvage duty , assistance for vessels in distress, salvage activities and ship repair work at a depth of 80 m. The rescue tugboat is designed for towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, fire-extinguishing, evacuation operations for people, delivery of general and liquid cargoes, transportation of personnel.
For underwater research the vessel is equipped with remotely operated uninhabited deep-sea device of working class with 3000 m submergence depth.
For reference: MPSV12 tugboats were named after the names of the rivers located in the areas of the ports of registration and operation of these vessels. The multifunctional rescue tugboat (yard number 1204) was named Piltun. Piltun is a river on Sakhalin Island that flows into the Piltun Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. The total length of the river is 77 km.