The medium-sized tanker «Academic Pashin», built at Nevsky Shipyard (part of USC), underway replenished the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser «Peter the Great» with both solid and liquid cargoes stream direction within an exercise conducted in the Barents Sea.
The exercise took place in difficult weather conditions at sea state 2-3 and wind speed of 10-15 meters per second.
During cargo replenishment, the nuclear missile cruiser and the tanker were running 12 knots. The distance between replenishing ship and receiving ship was 50 - 70 meters.
In total, 3 tons of dry and 40 tons of liquid cargos were transferred. During the replenishment, special attention was paid to compliance with environmental safety requirements.
Within the State Tests of the medium-sized sea tanker «Academic Pashin», ship’s characteristics and systems were checked including radio navigation and other radio-technical facilities, lifting devices, life support systems.
News source: Northern Fleet Press Service
«Academic Pashin» can replenish or receive several types of liquid cargos without mooring to another vessel or ship: diesel fuel, fuel oil, kerosene, oil, water, and also receive, store, transport and replenish dry cargos (food, skipper and technical property).
The tanker is 130 meters long, about 21 meters wide, and has a maximum speed of 16 knots. Endurance of the ship - 60 days. The crew is 24 people.