Project 19910 Aleksandr Rogotsky Looking for Wrecks in the Sea of Okhotsk

September 2, 2021 – Military specialists from the detachment of support vessels of the Troops and Forces in the Northeast of Russia began work on the detection, identification and mapping of sunken objects in the Nagaev Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk. Particular attention will be paid to the search and clarification of the locations of objects and ships that sane in the bay during the Second World War and in the post-war period.

At the request of the leadership of the Magadan region, the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) sent the latest hydrographic vessel “Aleksandr Rogotsky” to carry out the work. The work carried out will reveal the exact location of the objects and ensure safe navigation in the bay. On the basis of the data, a register of wrecks, of which there are currently more than 20, will be created.

The crew of the hydrographic vessel “Aleksandr Rogotsky” of the Pacific Fleet will conduct a comprehensive study of the coastal zone and approaches in the bay, as well as depth measurements. Data will be collected, refined and entered into new navigation maps. The work will be carried out by specialists with the help of the latest equipment, including multibeam echo sounders, an open sea mareograph, a meter of the speed of sound in water.

Earlier, the newest hydrographic vessel “Aleksandr Rogotsky” took part in the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021” in Magadan. It became one of the key objects on the forum site.

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