October 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – The newest mine-sweeping ship “Yakov Balyaev”, after crossing the Northern Sea Route and entering Kamchatka, arrived in Vladivostok.
The minesweeper was escorted to the capital of Primorsky Krai by the sea tug (MB) Antey. On the way from St. Petersburg, the ship and the tug covered about 14 thousand nautical miles.
In Vladivostok, the newest ship was delivered to the pier of the outfitting base of the Amur shipbuilding plant in the Golden Horn Bay, from here it will go for factory sea trials and state tests. The crew of the new minesweeper has also already arrived in Vladivostok and is preparing to board the ship.
It is planned that by the end of this year, Yakov Balyaev will become part of the Pacific Fleet.
Project 12700 minesweeper “Yakov Balyaev” is the fifth in the series and the fourth serial ship of this project. It is named in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union, sailor of the Pacific Fleet Marine Corps Yakov Illarionovich Balyaev.
The new ship is designed to combat all types of modern sea mines and has a unique hull made of monolithic fiberglass, equipped with modern hydroacoustic stations and an automated mine action control system.
Displacement – 890 tons, length – 62 m, width – 10 m. Full speed – 16 knots, crew – 44 people.