June 3, 2021 (Google Translation) – For the Russian Navy, a series of small sea tankers of project 03182 will be built, which will replenish the auxiliary fleet. The issue of the serial construction of ships of this project was discussed at a working meeting in the Admiralty, which was held under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, and was devoted to surface shipbuilding.
Small sea tankers of project 03182 are multipurpose vessels capable of transporting liquid and dry cargo. They are designed to effectively solve the problems of supplying ships and vessels, as well as perform rescue functions at sea.
Earlier, on May 29, a small sea tanker “Vice-Admiral Paromov”, built at the Nizhny Novgorod enterprise “Volga” under the project 03182, was solemnly accepted into the Navy. The ceremony took place in Sevastopol. During the ceremony, the St. Andrew’s flag was raised on the small sea tanker “Vice-Admiral Paromov”.
In the short term, 3 more small sea tankers of this project will be built for the auxiliary fleet of the Russian Navy. Two of them will be built at the Eastern Shipyard.
The small sea tanker 03182 project was developed by the Zelenodolsk Design Bureau.