By TASS Russian news agency
“Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov ordered to designate the vessel as Vasily Bubnov,”
The vessel is planned to be delivered to the Pacific Fleet in 2023. The same-type vessel Alexander Rogotsky was laid down in 2016 and delivered to the Pacific Fleet’s hydrographic service in 2019.
Before the Vasily Bubnov was laid down, Yevmenov held a working meeting in the Admiralty building in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia to discuss the construction of vessels for the Navy’s hydrographic service.
The commander said that:
“in line with the delivery of new hydrographic boats to the Navy, serial construction of hydrographic vessels able to accomplish tasks at a longer distance from their bases has started.”
“Permanent work is under way to provide maintenance for and repair ocean survey and hydrographic vessels in service with Russian fleets. This allows us to survey the World Ocean as effectively as possible,” he added.
The Project 19910 vessel is designed to carry out hydrographic survey and service navigational equipment in coastal waters. The vessel’s main mission is to set up and remove navigational sea buoys of all types, inspect, recharge and repair coastal and floating navigational equipment, carry out hydrographic survey, and transport various cargoes for the operation of coastal navigational equipment and hydrographic units on unequipped coast.
The vessel has a length of about 60 meters, a width of 11 meters, a hull height of more than 5 meters, a range of about 3,500 miles, and a cruising capacity of 25 days. Its crew totals 22.