Project 1496M1 Lamantin Commissioned in Taganrog

Today, September 16, in Taganrog, a solemn raising of the flag took place on a new frontier patrol boat of the “Manatee” type, which entered service with the division of frontier boats of the Frontier Directorate of the FSB of Russia in the Rostov Region. The event was attended by Deputy Governor of the Rostov Region Vadim Artyomov.

The new rank-4 border patrol boat of the Manatee project was built in 2021 at the Vympel shipyard in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Region. It is designed to serve both in the sea sections of the border and in river areas at shallow depths, which allows it to be effectively used in the Taganrog Bay of the Azov Sea.

It is worth noting that the ship is armored, equipped with modern means of monitoring the sea space, the latest navigation devices, video recording, allowing to detect, identify and, if necessary, hit a target located at a considerable distance.

The draft and additional equipment of the ship allows it to move at shallow depths – up to 1 meter, as well as to participate in firefighting and other rescue activities.

Modern weapons and equipment of the border boat allow performing a wide range of official tasks of border activities in the maritime area of ​​responsibility of the Border Administration.

Since 2016, here, in Taganrog, in Andreeva Bay, a division of border patrol boats of the border administration is based, which was formed to ensure the border security of the Taganrog Bay of the Azov Sea, as well as to carry out control and verification measures in the field of protection of aquatic biological resources.

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