Yaroslavl shipyard lays down lead seagoing tug Sergei Balk for Russia’ Black Sea Fleet (photo)
On October 30, 2014, Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant laid down the lead seagoing tug of project 23470 for Russian Navy (building No 410), the shipyard says in its press release
On March 24, Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant OJSC and the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation signed a state contract for construction and delivery of two seagoing tugs under the state defence order of RF Navy.
The first tugboat is to be delivered to the customer in 2016, the second one – in 2017.
The vessel has been designed by Baltsudoproekt bureau.
The tugboat is intended for towing of vessels, floating facilities and structures in ice-covered and ice-free water; assistance to vessels within port water area and mooring operations; escort operations in sea; extinguishing of fires on floating and shore-based facilities, extinguishing of fuel burning on water surface; refloating of ships and vessels.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation: EPP Tug.КМ Arc4  AUT1 FF3WS
The ceremony was attended by representatives of RF Defence Ministry, Federal Service for Military and Technical Co-Operation, Rosoboronexport OJSC, Border Service of Russia’ FSB, design bureau Baltsudoproekt, authorities of Yaroslavl and Yaroslavl region, etc.
Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant (the managing company —CJSC «VP FINSUDPROM») is situated in the central part of Russia, on the bank of the river Volga. It is an Open Joint Stock Company since 1993. The company specializes in construction of both civil vessels and warships.
The shipyard’s current state-ordered projects are: seagoing tug of project 745 mbs and three landing boats of project 21820 for the RF Ministry of Defense; three high-speed patrol boats of project 12260 for the RF Federal Security Service; six boom-laying boats of project SV 2407 and three bunkering tankers of project RT 18 for the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency.
Shipyard Yaroslavsky to build two seagoing tugs for Russian Navy>>>>