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Project 02980 rescue tug

In October 2012, JSC "Pella" has completed the design of a multi-purpose tug rescue unlimited navigation area of ??the project PS-45. July 22, 2013 the laying of the keel to ensure a multi-purpose tug unlimited navigation area of ??the project PS-45.

In 2015 Project 02980 was reclassified from Marine tug to rescue tugboat. The tugs of Project 02980 are designed to assist ships in distress, search, rescue, evacuation and accommodation of people, providing them with health care, fulfillment marine towage of vessels, floating objects and structures in the ice and open water. In addition, the tow can be used to extinguish fires on floating and onshore, burning fuel on water, as well as to ensure the underwater work and other tasks. It is important to note that the designers have taken care of the living conditions of the crew of the tug. Service personnel for the SB-121 will take place in good conditions, one might even say, the comfort of living.

More interesting is that according to tow one person can control that clearly was demonstrated by specialists of JSC "Pella" in the pilothouse. The crew of the ship a minimum, only 22 people, but have a few divers have, and spare space for survivors in the sea of people and other professionals. To perform diving operations in tow set two standard size railway container with a special diving equipment, lift can be fitted with a removable helipad. The high maneuverability of the tug is achieved by setting the two rudder propellers and bow thruster.

The new rescue tugboat "SB-123" of Project 02980 arrived in Baltiysk - the main naval base of the Baltic Fleet, Fleet spokesman Roman Martov told Tass on 19 August 2016. "The vessel was built at the Leningrad Shipyard JSC" Pella". The tug has successfully passed the factory running and state tests, signed the act of reception and transmission. In the near future, after the publication of Commander of the order of the Navy on the introduction of a tug in the Russian Navy, the ship Martov said - flag "is raised. He clarified that the composition of the new tug will join rescue squad of the Baltic Fleet. This is the second tug project 02980, built for the Baltic fleet in recent years. In early August 2016, a similar tug "SB-121" joined the emergency rescue team of the Leningrad Naval Base.

Displacement, t
standard 1216
total -
Dimensions, m
length 48
width 13.3
draft 5.7
Full speed, knots 14.5
Cruising range 3500 miles
Endurance, days 20
Power plant 2h3625 hp diesel "Caterpillar" S280, WRC 2 with FPP, 1 bow thruster, 3 DW 160 kW, 85 kW 1 DW
Special equipment WFP helicopter, 3 fire monitors 1200 m3 / h
Armament -
Crew 8 + 35 saved

Name Factory Laid Launched Entry into service Note
MB-121 ?801 07/22/2013 24/10/2014 07/16/2016 2015 - SB-121
MB-123 ?802 - 12/10/2014 07/27/2016 2015 - SB-123
SB-736 ?803 17/10/2014 08/08/2015 - in construction
SB-737 ?804 31.12.2014 - - in construction

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