Builder’s trials begin for fourth Project MPSV12 salvage vessel for Rosmorrechflot

Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation

Russia’s Nevsky Shipyard has begun conducting builder’s sea trials of a new salvage and rescue vessel slated for the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transportation (Rosmorrechflot).

Piltun is the fourth Project MPSV12 vessel to be built for the same customer. Upon completion, it will measure 79 by 17 metres and will be powered by two 1,300kW main engines.

The vessel, which has been awarded the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping’s ice class Arc5 notation, will be used for a variety of tasks including salvage, search and rescue (SAR), towing, firefighting, research support, ROV support, oil spill response, and transport of cargo and personnel.

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