Russia: Launching for Eighth Diving Support Vessel of Project A160

Russia - Launching for Eighth Diving Support Vessel of Project A160

ZNT Yard yesterday, on April 24th, conducted the launching ceremony for the eighth Diving Support Vessel of Project A160 (yard No. 809) named Vodoloaz Sazonov. The project is made by ZNT-yard together with “Agat Design Bureau” Ltd.

The vessels of Project A160, funded through the federal target program “Development of Transport System of Russia (2010-2015)”, were ordered by Rosmorechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency). The first seven ships of the project were delivered on time to the home ports of St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Novorossiysk and Astrakhan, Vladivostok and Korsakov.

The purpose of the vessel:

  • Provision of diving works at the depth up to 60 m and sea disturbance up to 3 points.
  • Participation in wrecking and ship raising operations.
  • Inspection of bottom of water areas, sunk objects, underwater part of the vessels’ hulls and hydraulic facilities.

Source: JSC ZNT Yard, April 25, 2012