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July 31, hospital ship (HS) Pacific fleet (TOF) “Irtysh” celebrated its 30th birthday.

With the anniversary of the crew of a floating hospital congratulated the commander of the Pacific fleet, Admiral Sergey Avakyants. He visited the ship in Vladivostok, thanked the sailors for their responsible approach to any task and wished them success in their work for the benefit of the Navy of Russia.

Hospital ship “Irtysh” designed to provide qualified medical care personnel, submarines, surface ships and auxiliary vessels of the Navy in the areas of combat service, for medical examination, rehabilitation and recreation for seafarers, aid to and the evacuation of the local population in areas of natural disasters and epidemics.

Over 30 years of service in the Navy the ship met its goals in many seas and oceans. Its baptism of fire HS “Irtysh” has already received in the first voyage in 1991: the crew conducted a chemical investigation of the waters of the Persian Gulf during operation “desert Storm”.

The ship repeatedly took part in various exercises. So it was brought to the maneuvers “Vostok-2018”. Also the crew and hospital staff were involved in the teaching of the Humanities in ASEAN countries. In the active phase of the Russian medical and nursing teams, providing help to affected the result of the conditional of natural disasters. In August 2019 and March 2020 “Irtysh” also participated in naval exercises.

In 2016, the ship was upgraded. The TOS has been posted the latest x-ray and ultrasound, surgical, intensive care and anaesthetic equipment, all the necessary laboratory studies, as well as life-support systems of the latest generation. By Navy physicians have the opportunity to consult by videoconference with the leading specialists of the Central hospital of the defense Ministry, to broadcast surgical operations in isolation from the basing point.

Displacement of the vessel is 11.5 thousand tons, speed 20 knots, autonomy – 40 days, seaworthiness is unlimited.

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