Yantar to Build Icebreaking Rescue Ship

June xx, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Baltic Shipyard Yantar (part of the USC) won the tender for the construction of an MPSV06M 7 MW icebreaker for the Marine Rescue Service of the Federal Agency for River and Sea Transport.

PSZ “Yantar” won an open tender for the construction of a multifunctional ice-class rescue vessel of the MPSV06M project with a capacity of 7 MW.

The vessel will be built for the Marine Rescue Service of the Federal Agency for River and Sea Transport, the customer is the Directorate of the State Customer of the Marine Transport Development Program. After the conclusion of the contract, the vessel should be built and delivered to Murmansk by the end of 2024.

The rescue vessel, which will be built by PSZ “Yantar”, will be the first in a series of such vessels, created according to the modernized design. The MPSV06M project has been revised to comply with the RS 2021 rules and the Polar Code for work in the Arctic seas, the lifting capacity of the cargo crane has been increased and its operation is provided for in stormy conditions.

The multifunctional rescue vessel MPSV06M is a diesel-electric icebreaker of the Icebreaker6 class of unlimited navigation area with an icebreaker stem and cruising aft end. The length of the vessel is 86 m, the width is 19.1 m, the depth is 8.5 m, the displacement is about 5 thousand tons, the speed is 15 knots.

Vessels of the MPSV06M project are designed for patrolling, rescue duty in the fishing areas, offshore oil and gas fields, servicing transport operations in ports, as well as searching for and rendering assistance to ships in distress with evacuation and accommodation of people, and providing medical assistance. The rescue vessel will be able to carry out icebreaking operations in port and seaport waters, freezing non-Arctic seas with an ice thickness of up to one and a half meters, as well as provide assistance in extinguishing fires on floating and coastal objects accessible from the sea, carry out a survey of the seabed and damaged objects at depths of up to 1000 meters.

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