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On the Day of the sailor and the 325th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Navy in the city of Severodvinsk, a solemn raising of the flag took place on the new raid diving boat “Vladimir Timofeev” of the Northern Fleet rescue squad assigned to the White Sea naval base.

The ceremony, held under the leadership of the deputy commander of the base for military-political work Stanislav Russiyan, was attended by the descendants of the hero of the Great Patriotic War, Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Timofeev, after whom the boat is named, the leadership of the search and rescue operations department of the Northern Fleet, servicemen of the White Sea military naval base, the crew of the boat and the Severodvinsk Yunarmeytsy.

Offshore diving boats of project 23040 are being built at the plant of the Nizhny Novgorod region, they are designed to provide diving operations at depths of up to 60 meters with sea waves up to three points, prospecting, inspection and survey work using a standard small-sized remote-controlled unmanned underwater vehicle and a towed sonar. Also, their tasks include extinguishing fires on ships and vessels, floating and onshore facilities up to 30 m high, pumping water from the damaged vessel and supplying it with power. The boats have successfully proven themselves in practice and serve as part of the emergency rescue teams of all fleets of the Russian Navy.

The diving boat “RVK-2189” was given the honorary name “Vladimir Timofeev” by the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy in July 2021 in honor of the captain of the rescue ship “Shkval” of the White Sea military flotilla, who died in a mine explosion in the Kara Sea in August 1943 after successfully completing escorting a convoy of ships along a section of the Northern Sea Route. Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Matveev was posthumously awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 1st degree.

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