Multipurpose salvage vessel Murman leaves Wismar for Murmansk (photo)
Multipurpose salvage vessel Murman, Project MPSV06, built by Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH (Germany) left for Murmansk on November 23, following the signing of acceptance/delivery certificate, IAA PortNews correspondent reports from the ship.
It took one hour to pass the Wismar channel with two German pilots onboard the ship. According to Victor Boldinov, Captain of the Murman, the ship’s speed was 13 knots. He says the ship is completely ready with no remarks, mechanisms’ operation is normal, good maneuverability has been proved during mooring.
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.
The ship is to arrive at the port of destination on November 29-30.
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).