"Admiral Nevelskoy" took its maiden voyage
On June 2, the PV22 project cargo-passenger vessel "Admiral Nevelskoy" built by the Nevsky Shipyard (part of the USC) took its maiden voyage from the port of Korsakov to the Kuril Islands.
The ferry has 40 passengers and 37.2 tons of cargo on board. The vessel will proceed along the route Korsakov - Kurilsk - Yuzhnokurilsk - Malokurilskoe - Korsakov. Passengers will spend a little more than a day on the way. The ferry will make its first stop on the Iturup island, then proceed to Kunashir and Shikotan.
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Sakhalin Region Maxim Zhogolev said: “We have been waiting for this event for several decades. Since yesterday, more than 100 tickets have been sold, some of the passengers leave from Korsakov, some will join the route along Kurilsk, Yuzhno-Kurilsk, and there are already sold tickets from Malokurilsk ”.
The PV22 project vessel is designed to carry 146 passengers, transport cargo, including refrigerated and hazardous (the volume of the hold increased to 895 cubic meters), transport 24 containers (including 8 refrigerated) and 6 cars. The ship provides facilities for people with disabilities, including a special cabin.
The new concept of the PV22 project was made on the basis of the MPSV07 project arctic rescuer (Nevsky Shipyard built 4 such vessels) and has improved icebreaking and maneuverability capabilities. The construction of the vessel was carried out within the framework of the program "Social and economic development of the Kuril Islands for 2016 - 2025".