MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The newest mine-sweeping ship of project 12700 Yakov Balyaev, which arrived in Vladivostok on October 22 after crossing the Northern Sea Route, is completing the stage of mooring tests.
In the capital of Primorye, the newest ship is moored at the pier of the outfitting base of the Amur shipyard in the Golden Horn Bay. The crew of the minesweeper has already settled on the ship and re-converted it after a long journey. Currently, “Yakov Ballyaev” is preparing to go to sea under the program of factory sea trials.
It is planned that by the end of this year the minesweeper will become part of the Pacific Fleet.
The minesweeper “Yakov Balyaev” is the fifth in the series and the fourth serial ship of this project. It is named in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union, sailor of the Pacific Fleet Marine Corps Yakov Illarionovich Balyaev.
The new ship is designed to combat all types of modern sea mines and has a unique hull made of monolithic fiberglass, equipped with modern hydroacoustic stations and an automated mine action control system.
Displacement – 890 tons, length – 62 m, width – 10 m. Full speed – 16 knots, crew – 44 people.
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