SPASATEL DEMIDOV rendered assistance to a dry cargo vessel in distress
Built at Nevsky Shipyard (part of the USC, is the base enterprise of the Leningrad regional branch of Russian Engineering Union) the multifunctional rescue vessel SPASATEL DEMIDOV towed the Russian bulk carrier "Omsky 205", which gave a distress signal in the Black Sea, to the port of Kerch.
Rescue work was complicated by the rising waves. It is reported that the emergency occurred due to a hole in the engine room.
SPASATEL DEMIDOV is a unique in her equipment and technical capabilities multifunctional emergency rescue vessel for ice navigation, built in 2013 at Nevsky Shipyard on the order of the Federal State Institution "Directorate of the State Customer of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation for FBU "Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot".
Four vessels of the SPASATEL DEMIDOV type series are so far the largest and most significant rescue vessels built at Russian shipyards at the expense of the Federal Target Program for the Development of the Russian Transport System for 2010-2015.