The new oceanographic research vessel “Evgeny Goriglezhan”, built for the Russian Ministry of Defense, was launched in Kaliningrad on December 25.
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The solemn ceremony took place at the Yantar plant, the Zvezda TV channel specifies. Its employees traditionally smashed a bottle of champagne on the side of the ship.
The designers will carry out the final stage of work after launching. The vessel will be handed over to the Main Directorate of Deep-Sea Research of the Ministry of Defense by November 2021.
The vessel is named after the Soviet and Russian shipbuilder, submarine designer. It was created on the basis of the MB-305 tugboat of the B-92 project.
The ship is designed for underwater technical work. Displacement of the vessel – 4 thousand tons, length – 81 m, width – 16 m. In autonomous mode “Evgeny Gorigledzhan” can operate for 30 days. Crew – 32 people and 25 members of the expedition.
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