October 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, factory running and state tests of Project 23040 search and rescue boats “RVK-1324” and “RVK-1264” have been completed. Based on the test results, a state acceptance certificate was signed. The boats meet all the requirements for search and rescue ships of the Navy.
OJSC “Plant Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod” serially builds boats of project 23040 for the Search and Rescue Service of the Navy under the state contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The head of the Navy’s Search and Rescue Service, Captain 1st Rank Damir Shaikhutdinov, reported on the signing of the acceptance certificate to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, at a working meeting on the development of the Navy’s search and rescue forces.
The boats are designed to perform the following operations:
– diving support for underwater technical operations at depths of up to 60 meters with sea waves up to three points;
– carrying out diving descents and work by two divers simultaneously in hose equipment with an air flow rate of up to 120 l / min to a depth of 60 m with an exposure on the ground for 60 minutes;
– carrying out decompression, air, oxygen and helium regimes of therapeutic recompression in a pressure chamber;
– participation in rescue, hydraulic engineering and ship lifting operations;
– survey of the bottom of water areas, sunken objects, underwater hulls of ships (ships) and hydraulic structures;
– extinguishing fires on ships and vessels, floating and coastal objects up to 30 m high, accessible for the ship’s approach;
– pumping out water from the damaged vessel or floating structure;
– performance of inspection and survey works using a small-sized remote-controlled unmanned underwater vehicle;
– search for sunken objects at depths of up to 150 meters using a towed sonar;
– search for people overboard using a thermal imaging night vision system;
– power supply to the emergency ship, vessel or object.