The floating workshop “PM-82” completed a long voyage, during which it provided support for the permanent operational formation of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, and returned to its home base – the main naval base of the Baltic Fleet in the city of Baltiysk (Kaliningrad region). This was reported on Monday, January 29, by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
According to the military department, the ship was on a long voyage for more than six months, covering more than 12 thousand nautical miles, making calls at the ports of foreign countries.
A welcoming ceremony for the PM-82 crew took place in the military harbor of Baltiysk. The sailors who successfully completed the task were greeted by representatives of the Baltic Fleet command, a military band, and relatives and friends of the ship’s crew members.
The management of the floating workshop reported that the PM-82 returned from the voyage technically sound and ready, after replenishing the necessary supplies, to carry out its intended tasks.
PM-82 is the third vessel in the second series of five floating workshops of Project 304. Built in 1978 at the Polish shipyard “Stoczna Szczecinska named after Adolf Warski”. In the same year it became part of the Baltic Fleet.
With a total displacement of 5,660 tons and a length of more than 121 meters, the PM-82 can carry 280 tons of spare parts. Maximum speed – 13.5 knots. Cruising range – 9000 miles, autonomy – 40 days.