Russia’s Caspian Flotilla to Receive Two New Roadstead Cutters
Two new roadstead cutters of the Comprehensive Rescue Project 23040 with a new joystick control system have started moving towards the Caspian Sea, where remaining state tests on the vessels will be conducted. According to the information presented by the press service of the Southern Military District, the new cutters will be adopted by the Caspian Flotilla in October or November.
“Provided by tugs on the inner river routes, the vessels will pass about 1,500 kilometers,” the press center reported.
Upon arrival to the Caspian Flotilla scheduled for the end of September, the vessels will undergo remaining state tests, and if completed successfully, will enter service with the Caspian Flotilla after signature and approval of the documents by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy.
The Project 23040 cutters are designed for performing various tasks during rescue operations on rivers and seas. Thanks to a new joystick control system, the vessels are capable of precise maneuvering under all weather conditions.