Multipurpose salvage vessel Murman arrives in Murmansk (photo)
Multipurpose salvage vessel Murman, Project MPSV06, built by Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH (Germany) has arrived in Murmansk, IAA PortNews correspondent reports.
According to Victor Boldinov, Captain of the Murman, the weeklong voyage from Wismar (Germany) to Murmansk (Russia), the ship’s port of registration, was normal with trouble-free operation of all machines and equipment. The ship has demonstrated her good maneuverability characteristics. She is now fully ready for search-and-rescue alert duties at Russia’s Arctic ports.
The ceremonial hoisting of the flag of the Russian Federation will be held at the ship in early December.
Two 7 MW ships have been built this year by Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH under the subprogramme ‘Maritime Transport’ of the Federal Targeted Programme ‘Development of Russia’s Transportation System in 2010-2015”. The Programme is being implemented by Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) in the name of the Direction of State Contractor of Marine Transport Development Programme. The vessel will be operated by the Northern Branch of Rosmorrechflot’s Sea Rescue Service.
Nordic Yards is among the leaders in special shipbuilding. It has three production locations in Germany - Rostock-Warnemünde, Wismar and Volkswerft Stralsund. The company specializes in the construction of offshore platforms, ice-class vessels, ferries and passenger ships.
Nordic Yards has been intensely developing cooperation with Russian shipyards and related organizations. From the date of its foundation the Group’s shipyards have built over 3,500 ships including some 1,500 ships for Russia with about 200 vessels of high ice class. Only last four years saw the construction of four double acting container carriers of the Arctic-class Arc7, a double acting tanker of the Arctic-class Arc7 (for Norilsk Nickel), a semi-submersible drilling rig (for Stena Drilling), a series of icebreaking chemical carriers (for LUKOIL).