LSV Elbrus joins Russian Navy’s auxiliary fleet

The RF Navy’s auxiliary fleet has accepted delivery of the logistics support vessel (LRV) Elbrus from Severnaya Verf shipyard.

Displacing 9,500 tonnes, the 95-metre by 22-metre vessel has an ARC4 class hull to allow sailing in 0.6-metre-thick ice.

Featuring a 27-strong crew, the vessels have an operating speed of 18 knots, a cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles and a 60-day endurance.

Project 23120 vessels are capable of transporting cargo, towing operations, escorting combat ships, salvage and rescue of stricken ships and seafarers, and seabed surveying and mapping.

The ship will be fitted with a DPS, two 50-tonne electro-hydraulic cranes, towing winches with towing force of 120 and 25 tonnes, a decompression chamber and firefighting equipment.

LSV Elbrus will be able to perform loading operations at undeveloped berthing facilities and in the open sea.

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