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Today in Baltiysk the ritual of the first raising of the Naval flag took place on the newest base minesweeper “Georgiy Kurbatov” of project 12700, built for the Navy at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the command and servicemen of the Baltic Fleet, the united shipbuilding corporation and a shipbuilding enterprise, veterans and guests of honor.

The Chief of Staff of the Baltic Fleet, Vice Admiral Sergei Lipilin, handed over the Andreevsky flag to the ship commander. Then, to the sound of the Anthem of the Russian Federation, he was raised at the stern of the minesweeper.

This event was preceded by the successful implementation of the program of factory running (ZHI) and state tests (GI), during which all the systems and weapons of the ship were tested for their intended purpose.

After successfully passing the ZHI and GI, the State Acceptance Commission signed an act of acceptance of the ship from the manufacturer’s plant into the Navy. By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, the newest mine-defense ship Georgy Kurbatov was included in the combat strength of the Black Sea Fleet.

“Georgy Kurbatov” today replenished the mine-sweeping forces of the Russian Navy as part of a plan for their active re-equipment. The ships of this project are designed to combat sea mines, including the new, so-called smart sea mines, which the Georgiy Kurbatov-class ship can detect both in water and in sea soil.

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The ship’s displacement is 890 tons, length is 61 meters, width is 10 meters, speed at full displacement is 16.5 knots, the crew is over 40 people. The ship has high maneuverability due to the use of an effective complex of various thrusters. In the project of the PMO spacecraft, a new approach to creating comfortable conditions for the crew’s service has been implemented. The PMO ships are designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau and the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (SNSZ, St. Petersburg) is building.

On the new ship, as well as on remotely controlled and autonomous underwater vehicles, it is planned to form an anti-mine contour using the latest, highly efficient hydroacoustic stations, located, an integrated bridge system, the main command post – an automated mine action control system. At the same time, the ship is also capable of using traditional trawling weapons.

The PMO ships of this project have the world’s largest hull made of monolithic fiberglass, formed by the method of vacuum infusion. The advantage of the PMO ship’s hull is its higher strength in comparison with steel hulls, which ensures greater survivability of the ship when searching for mines. The service life of a monolithic fiberglass body is longer than that of a low-magnetic steel body, and the body weight is significantly less.

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