New cargo-passenger vessel departed from Shlisselburg to Korsakov
The cargo-passenger vessel “Pavel Leonov”, built at Nevsky Shipyard (part of JSC “OSK”), left Shlisselburg and headed for the home port of Korsakov.
Unlike the lead vessel of the PV22 project, “Pavel Leonov” is to sail to Sakhalin along the Northern Sea Route - the shortest sea route between the European part of Russia and the Far East. The ferry will cover more than 10.69 thousand kilometers, the crossing will take about 30 days.
It is planned that "Pavel Leonov" will go online this fall and will run on the route Korsakov - Kurilsk - Yuzhnokurilsk - Malokurilskoye - Korsakov, where the lead ship "Admiral Nevelskoy" is already operating.
The new PV22 project ferries are capable of operating all year round and even in severe winters, when ice fields are encountered on the route. The vessels have a higher ice class and are adapted to long-term autonomous operation. Each of them will be able to carry up to 146 passengers, as well as cargo and cars. There are single, double and quadruple cabins for families with children. There are also cabins designed for people with disabilities.
The construction of ships was carried out within the framework of the program "Social and economic development of the Kuril Islands for 2016 - 2025".