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A large hydrographic boat “Grigory Shadrin”, built for the hydrographic service of the Northern Fleet, was launched in Murmansk today in the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea.

The launching ceremony was attended by officers of the hydrographic service of the fleet, headed by the chief, captain 1st rank Alexander Lozyuk, who said that after all the tests and admission to the service, the boat will take a worthy place among the hydrographic vessels of the Northern Fleet and will provide navigational safety in its zone responsibility.

Hydrographs of the Northern Fleet are updated on a regular basis; over the past few years, several large hydrographic boats of Project 19920 have been accepted, as well as a small hydrographic vessel “Nikolay Skosyrev”. Last year, after repairs and modernization, the hydrographic vessel “Romuald Muklevich” arrived at the fleet, which is now performing research tasks in the Arctic.

Fitting work will continue at the Grigory Shadrin BGK for several weeks, after which it will begin testing in the Kola Bay and in the Barents Sea. The transfer of the boat to the hydrographic vessels of the Northern Fleet is planned in mid-autumn.

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The boat was laid down on August 24, 2020 at the shipbuilding facility of KAMPO JSC in the Moscow region. In early July, the boat’s block modules were delivered by road to the completion site – to the Murmansk shipyard, where today it was ceremonially launched.

Large hydrographic boat of project 23370G “Grigory Shadrin” became the third modular vessel of this project, built for the Navy. The first boat of the series “Mikhail Kazansky” entered the Baltic Fleet, and the second boat “Alexander Firsov” serves in the Black Sea Fleet.

BGK project 23370G “Grigory Shadrin” is named in honor of the honored hydrographer Grigory Ilyich Shadrin, who made a significant contribution to the development and maintenance of navigation and hydrographic support of the operations of the Navy and the safety of navigation.

The vessel is designed to carry out pilotage and certain types of hydrographic work, such as setting (shooting) and maintenance of floating warning signs, delivery of service personnel, repair crews, food, fuel and other cargo to facilities located on the unequipped coast, operational sounding of depths in places of setting signs using a sounding echo sounder.

The displacement of the boat at full load is 146 tons, the length and width are 24.2 and 8.5 meters, respectively. Full speed – 11.5 knots, cruising range – 600 miles. The seaworthiness of the boat is limited by the roughness of the sea at 4 points, and the autonomy in terms of water and food supplies when working on board 11 crew members and hydrographs is five days.

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