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Until the end of this year, the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) will include two new large hydrographic boats (BGC) of project 23040G “Vladimir Kozitsky” and “Boris Slobodnik”.

The boats have a length of 33 m and are designed for high-precision areal surveying of the bottom topography and survey of navigation hazards at depths of up to 400 m, surveying the bottom topography with a single-beam echo sounder at depths of up to 2 thousand m.

In addition, the boats are capable of performing rescue and search operations, pilotage of submarines and large ships. They have a high power-to-weight ratio and ice class, which allows them to operate on outer roadsteads with a distance of up to 50 miles from their bases.

Vessels are equipped with hydrographic complexes, which consists of a system for high-precision determination of the coordinates of the location of the boat, tide gauge, side-scan sonar, multi-beam and single-beam echo sounder, as well as other equipment.

Currently, the boats are undergoing state tests in the Black Sea. During the tests, all life support systems, on-board equipment and running capabilities of boats are tested.

After the completion of the state tests, both vessels will be included in the hydrographic service of the Black Sea Fleet.

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“Vladimir Kozitsky” and “Boris Slobodnik” are the third and fourth BGK of project 23040G, with the start of construction in May 2018. Hydrographic boats of project 23040G with a full speed of up to 13 knots are a further development of the harbor boats of complex emergency support of project 23040 and are designed in accordance with the technical requirements of the Main Command of the Russian Navy.

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