Zaliv shipyard (Kerch) launched search-and-rescue ship of Project А163
Zaliv shipyard (Kerch, Crimea) says it launched a search-and-rescue ship of Project А163 yesterday, on 21 February 2019.
The ceremony was attended by Head of Crimea Sergey Akseonov, Deputy Commander of the Black Sea Fleet Aleksandr Okun, Head of Kerch Administration Sergey Borozdin, General Director of Zaliv shipyard Igor Obrubov, etc.
Having been launched the ship will now undergo outfitting.
Key characteristics of the ship: length – 67.4 m, width – 15.1 m, draft – 4.96 m, speed – about 16 knots.
А 163 design ships are intended for search and rescue operations in the shipping and fishing areas, refloating of ships, response to oil spills, extinguishing of fuel on the surface of water, etc.
Zaliv shipyard was put into operation in 1938. It is one of the largest enterprises in the Republic of Crimea and is among the largest shipyards in Russia. Joint Stock Company Shipyard Zaliv specializes in commercial shipbuilding, building of vessels for oil and gas sector, manufacturing of offshore structures and products of ship machine building. The shipyard’s facilities include a slip of 2,300 t in capacity and a 360 m x 60 m dry dock.