MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The newest seagoing tug “Andrey Stepanov”, which recently joined the detachment of support vessels for the Troops and Forces in the North-East of Russia, began work on the reactivation of the vessel after its transfer to Kamchatka from Sevastopol by the Northern Sea Route.
At the berth in Seroglazka Bay in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, industry representatives, together with the crew, began a phased commissioning of the ship’s components and mechanisms. The tuning of navigation equipment, communication facilities and tug control began. Work is underway in the engine room to prepare for the launch of the main and auxiliary engines, maintenance of tanks and pipelines for fuel, technical fluids and water, adjustment of automation and electrical units.
In the near future, the Andrey Stepanov will host a flag-raising ceremony and its inclusion in the Russian Navy.
The tug is designed to carry out escort operations in the far ocean zone, removing ships and vessels aground, extinguishing fires at floating facilities and onshore facilities, participating in oil spill response operations, transporting cargo, breaking ice, as well as participating in rescue and special operations.
The vessel has a displacement of about 3200 tons, an autonomy of more than 30 days, a cruising range of over 3000 nautical miles.
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