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  • 2015 August 25 17:41

    Igor Belousov rescue vessel entered the Atlantic Ocean for deep-dwelling testing

    On August 25, 2015, Igor Belousov rescue vessel of the Russian Navy rescue service left Baltiysk and laid the course into the Atlantic Ocean to perform tasks of the fourth stage of trials, says press center of Russia’s Ministry of Defence.

    The vessel had passed testing of all systems and assemblies before moving to the Atlantic during its trip from Baltiysk to the Baltic Sea.

    The diving bell will be floated at the depth up to 450 metres. Board technical means will be also tested.

    Remotely piloted underwater vehicle Panther Plus is supposed to be also tested at the depth of 1,000 metres. 

    The crew and specialists will be involved in the second stage of interservice trials this September. 

    The vessel will have been put on service in the Russian Navy by the end of 2015.

    The sea-going salvage, SAR vessel "Igor Belousov" was built for the Russian Navy at Admiralty Shipyards and was designed to carry out rescue of the crews from stricken submarines submerged on the surface, to supply the stricken vessels with the air, electricity and life-saving equipment. 

    The vessel features capabilities to conduct search and examination of stricken vessels or facilities in a given area, also as part of the international maritime rescue units.

    Key characteristics: DWL length - 97.8 m, BWL - 17.2 m, depth amidships - 10.6 m, displacement – 5,037 tonnes. Seaworthiness: safety at sea - unlimited, while lowering / hoisting of a DSRV - sea swells of No 3 to 4, of a diving bell - No 5, maximum speed - 15 knots, economic speed cruising range - 3500 nm, complement - 96, accommodations for rescued people - 120 (60 - in pressure chambers).

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