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Today in the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk – a solemn ceremony of raising the flag of the hydrographic service of the Russian Navy took place on a large hydrographic boat of project 19920 “Alexander Makorta”.

With the raising of the flag, the boat officially became part of the 44th region of the Northern Fleet’s hydrographic service. The name “Alexander Makorta” was assigned to the ship by the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy in recognition of the merits and perpetuation of the memory of the famous hydrograph, Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Rear Admiral Alexander Pavlovich Makorta. At the turn of the 80s – 90s, Alexander Pavlovich headed the Hydrographic Service of the Northern Fleet.

He made a huge contribution to the study of the Arctic Basin and the Arctic as a whole, under his leadership, studies of the outer boundary of the continental shelf were carried out.

The ceremony of raising the flag of the Hydrographic Service of the Russian Navy on board Aleksandra Makorte was held under the leadership of the Commander of the Northern Fleet, Hero of Russia, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev. He congratulated the crew of the boat on the significant event and expressed hope that the crew of the “Alexander Makorta” will make their worthy contribution to the study of the Arctic seas.

A new large hydrographic boat of project 19920 was built at the Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The boat “Alexander Makorta” was laid down on May 31, 2018, and launched in July 2020.

A large hydrographic boat is designed to perform hydrographic and pilotage operations in the coastal areas of the seas. It allows to provide staging, shooting, maintenance and repair of coastal and floating aids to navigation equipment, as well as to deliver personnel, special equipment and cargo to unequipped coast. This boat has a displacement of about 300 tons. Autonomy is 10 days, and the cruising range is about 1000 miles.

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