Russia’s Igor Belousov Rescue Ship Undergoing Sea Trials
The newest Igor Belousov rescue ship has completed the first stage of factory sea trials in the Baltic Sea. This was reported by Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo, a spokesman of the Defence Ministry for the Naval Forces.
“The crew of the Russian Navy has completed the first stage of sea trials of the Igor Belousov rescue ship built for the Navy at the Admiralty Shipyards. During these trials, the crew tested the life support systems, propulsion units and mechanisms, as well as radio navigation equipment,” Mr. Dygalo said.
It should be noted that the Igor Belousov is designed for rescuing crews from distressed submarines either lying on the seabed or drifting on the surface. The ship is also capable to supply surface ships and submarines with high-pressure air, electric power, and life saving equipment.