Russian Navy to Receive New Rescue Ship in 2015
The newest Igor Belousov rescue ship which is currently being tested will be adopted by the Russian Navy in the fourth quarter of 2015. This information was presented by Navy Commander Viktor Chirkov.
“The Igor Belousov ship started passing state trials in 2014. It is being tested at the moment and will be transferred in the Russian Navy in the fourth quarter of 2015,” Mr. Chirkov said.
It is planned that in the first quarter of 2015, the Igor Belousov will move from St. Petersburg to the base of the Northern Fleet to test a manned rescue apparatus designed for rescuing crews from distressed submarines.
It’s worth noting that the Igor Belousov was laid down in late 2005 at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg. The ship 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.