Project 19910 Nikolay Skosyrev Begins Cold Weather Trials

November 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – The newest small hydrographic vessel of project 19910 Nikolay Skosyrev, built at the Vympel enterprise (the city of Rybinsk) for the Russian Navy, arrived in the Northern Fleet to conduct factory navigation and then state tests. This was reported to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, at a workshop on equipping the Navy’s hydrographic service with new vessels. After carrying out all stages of testing, the ship will become part of the Northern Fleet.

At the meeting, the Navy Commander instructed the heads of the specialized departments of the Navy High Command to keep under constant control the implementation of the State Border Order in the segment of the construction of hydrographic vessels and boats for the Navy.

Admiral Nikolai Evmenov at the end of the workshop noted that “along with multifunctional large hydrographic boats that are part of the Navy and are capable of performing a wide range of tasks in the near sea zone, the Navy’s High Command pays attention to the issues of equipping the hydrographic service of the fleet with new vessels of the project 19910, who are capable of completing tasks at a distance of more than 3,000 miles from the basing points. ”

“This is an important aspect of our work, given the vigorous activity in the exploration of the oceans that the Navy conducts,” emphasized the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy.

MGS Nikolay Skosyrev with a displacement of 1200 tons was built under a contract with the Ministry of Defense at the Vympel shipyard, which is part of the Kalashnikov group of companies. At the moment, it is the largest vessel built by Vympel in almost 90 years of history.

On June 26, the ship was launched, mooring tests were carried out on it. In Murmansk, the ship will pass sea and state tests, after which it will be transferred to the customer.

Currently, the Vympel shipyard is building the second unit of the MGS project 19910 Yakov Lapushkin.

Small hydrographic vessel of project 19910 is designed for hydrographic and pilotage works. Main objectives: setting and removing floating warning signs; maintenance of coastal navigation equipment; areal survey of the bottom topography; transportation of maintenance personnel, repair crews and various cargoes to ensure the operation of coastal navigation equipment.