Pella Shipyard Splashes Another Russian Navy’s Tugboat

Russian Pella shipyard held a launching ceremony for the tugboat «RB-407» of project 16609 (building No 626), built within the Acceptance Program of 2014.

The solemn ceremony included participation of the Russian Navy’s Chief of naval crew training department of supply vessels Dandamaev Anzor Gasanovich, Deputy Chief of the Bureau – Chief of naval surface ship Control Department (ensuring the state defense order of ships and naval arms) of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Pechkovskiy Pavel Grigoryevich, along with representatives from the shipyard.

This year the tugboat will be delivered to the Russian Navy and put into operation within the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation.

The tugboat is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor and coastal areas which comply with R2 navigation area (not more than 100 miles from place of shelter), performing of escort operations at the speed of 10 knots, refloating of ships and vessels, fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects, oil and petroleum content products, cargo transportation, ice breaking and rescue and special purpose operations as well.

Pella, May 16, 201

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