Russian flag raised on ‘Severnaya Dvina’ dredger

The flag-raising ceremony for the Russian Federation fleet’s new dredger, the ‘Severnaya Dvina’, has been held in Arkhangelsk, Russia.

The dredger was built for the Russian government’s Rosmorport enterprise which aims to contribute to the development of the Russian sea transport infrastructure.

The new vessel has been designed to operate in the harsh climate of Russia’s northern regions to assist with navigational safety improvements in the seaport of Arkhangelsk and other ports in the Arctic.

Rosmorport plans to use the dredger for maintenance of the determined navigational depths and ensure safety of navigation in the seaport of Arkhangelsk water area and approaches to it.

The dredger was built at the Song Thu shipyard in Da Nang, Vietnam. It measures 80.35 metres long overall and has a beam of 16.2 metres. The ‘Dvina’ has a draught when dredging of 5.1 metres and can excavate to a depth of 22 metres.