Russian Pacific Fleet commissions new harbour tug

A ceremony was recently held at the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet submarine forces’ home port in Kamchatka to commission RB-2186, a newbuild harbour tug under Project 16609, into service.

The tug will operate as part of the Pacific Fleet’s support flotilla.

RB-2186 is the thirty-third Project 16609 tug to be built. It has an LOA of 28.5 metres, a width of 9.5 metres, a navigational draught of 4.48 metres, a speed of 12 knots, and a standard displacement of 408 tonnes.

Propulsion is provided by two 1,500kW diesel engines.

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