The "Yevgeny Gorigledzhan" vessel was designed for the Defense Ministry’s Main Directorate of Deep-Sea Research (GUGI) to conduct underwater engineering.
TASS News Agency
The Yevgeny Gorigledzhan oceanographic vessel built by the Yantar Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in Kaliningrad in west Russia has gone to sea for the first time to undergo shipbuilders sea trials, the shipyard’s press office said.
“The Yevgeny Gorigledzhan ocean survey vessel has gone to the Baltic Sea for the first time. The shipbuilders and the crew have started to check the operation of the propulsion unit and communication equipment mounted on the vessel.”
Press Office of Yantar Shipyard
Under the program of the shipbuilders’ sea trials, all the shipborne systems and mechanisms will be checked, the press office added.
In late January, the Yevgeny Gorigledzhan sailed from the Yantar Shipyard to the port of Baltiysk where the shipbuilders and the crew prepared the vessel for its shipbuilder’s sea trials. When the tests are completed, the vessel will be delivered to the customer.
The Project 02670 vessel was developed as a result of the repair and upgrade of the MB-305 rescue tug. The Yantar Shipyard started work on March 19, 2016. The vessel was launched on December 25, 2020. Project 02670 was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation).
As it was reported earlier, the Yevgeny Gorigledzhan vessel designed for the Defense Ministry’s Main Directorate of Deep-Sea Research (GUGI) will conduct underwater engineering. It has a displacement of 4,000 tons and a cruising capacity of 30 days and can carry a 32-strong crew and 25 expedition members.