Russia Prepares to Receive Project 21980 for Kamchatka

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September 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crew of the new Grachonok-class anti-sabotage boat, which will serve in Kamchatka, is preparing to receive the ship from industry.

The personnel of the boat have already passed training at the Joint Training Center of the Navy in St. Petersburg and passed tests for admission to control the boat. Now sailors are in practice mastering the management of new equipment as a backup crew on a ship of the same project

In the nearest future the sailors will fly to the Primorsky Territory, where they will start receiving the Grachonka from the industry, conducting mooring and sea trials. After relocating to Kamchatka, the boat will join the squadron to combat sabotage forces and weapons of the OKVS.

Earlier, two boats of this type have already entered the formation of ships for the protection of the water area of ​​the Troops and Forces in the North-East of Russia, which have proven themselves in Kamchatka.

The displacement of the boat is 138 t, length – 31 m, width – 9.5 m, full speed – 23 knots, cruising range – 200 miles, autonomy – 5 days, crew – 8 people.

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