«Pavel Leonov» has gone on sea trials.
On 16 of April cargo-passenger vessel of PV22 project went on sea trials.
The cargo-passenger project was developed by “Marine Engineering Bureau”.
Purpose of the vessel - transportation of:
∙ passengers; ∙ general cargoes;
∙ containers (including refrigerated ones);
∙ private cars (on deck).
The vessel is equipped with cargo crane for cargo operations on non-equipped shore.
The vessel is intended for transportation between the Kurile Islands and between the island of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.
New ship of Project PV22 is designed for transportation of 146 passengers as well as transportation of general cargo including refrigerated cargo and packaged hazardous cargo. The new concept offers higher maneuverability and improved icebreaking capacity as the ship’s design is based on rescue ship of Project MPSV07. The hold capacity is 895 cbm (vs 208-215 cbm of the existing ships). The ship is able to carry 24 containers (including 8 refrigerated containers) and 6 passenger cars.
For reference: Pavel Leonov was in charge of the Sakhalin Region from 1960 to 1978. That period is still called the "golden age". This included the launch of the Sakhalin GRES, a ferry service in Kholmsk, the construction of the Yuzhno-Sakhalin airport, high-voltage power lines, kilometers of the railway, as well as many residential buildings, schools and hospitals.