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Project 11982 Seliger

The Seliger was designed to conduct research missions for the Navy, including deepwater operations. Research ship Seliger was developed by Almaz Central Design Bureau which is the leading developing agency in Russian shipbuilding industry. Basic purpose of research ship Seliger is conducting of wide range of research and experimental works, including deep-sea explorations by unmanned submersibles. The ship's displacement is 1,150 tons; length is 59.7 meters; beam is 10.8 meters; full speed is 13 knots; operating range is 1,000 nautical miles; complement is 25 men.

Construction of Seliger is held in Kaliningrad under the contract won by JSC Yantar Shipyard in the Russian Navy's tender. Keel for Seliger was laid down on July 8, 2009 at the shipyard's "Burevestnik" slipway and was put afloat (withdrawn from covered slipway to floating dock) on July 29, 2011. VADM Viktor Chirkov, Baltic Fleet Commander and Hero of Russia VADM Aleksei Burilichev, Chief of Deepwater Research Dept at Russian Defense Ministry attended the both ceremonies.

Project 11982 Seligher was commissioned to the Main Office of Deepwater Research of the Russian Defence Ministry. Research ship Seliger was delivered to Russian Navy on 25 December 2012. Signing ceremony of acceptance certificate and hoisting of naval ensign took place in Temriuk, within responsibility area of Black Sea Fleet (BSF). The solemn ceremony was attended by representatives of Russian defense ministry's Deep-Sea Research Department, Ministry of Trade and Industry, manufacturing shipyard and the Almaz Design Bureau. The acceptance certificate was signed by the chairman of the state commission Sergei Simonenko and deputy director general of Yantar shipyard Alexander Konovalov.

After hoisting of the Russian naval ensign, the head of the seed-sea research department VADM Alexei Burilichev expressed gratitude to the Yantar shipbuilders who "put Seliger for service in Russian armed forces". He also emphasized the unicity of the new ship. "It is the only dynamic positioning ship in the Black Sea", Burilichev said.

Research ship Seliger is designed for equipment testing, deep-sea research, and search-and-rescue works. It is the lead ship of Project 11982 developed by JSC Almaz Design Bureau. Russian defense ministry and the shipyard signed the shipbuilding contract in February 2009.

RV Seliger, designed by the Central Marine Design Bureau Almaz, is the first out of two similar vessels that will be built for the Russian Navy. The contract for the construction of these vessels of Project 11982 and Project 22010, worth RUB 7 bln (approx $ 222.7 mln), was signed between Yantar Shipyard and the Defense Ministry in February 2009.

The ship was laid down on July 8, 2009 and launched on July 29, 2011. First phase of the shipyard's sea trials took place in the Baltic Sea in May 2012, and on July 20 the ship arrived in the port of Temriuk via inland waterways. The second shipyard's sea trials started in the Black Sea in Sept, and then began state acceptance trials. On November 27, Seliger finished them and started preparations for delivery.

Seliger - Nomenclature

Lake Seliger,in the northwest of the Valdai Hills, is a vacation spot often referred to as a Pearl of Russia. The lake is a protected nature reserve and is sometimes known as the "European Baikal" due to the diversity of its unique flora and fauna, similar to Lake Baikal.

Lake Seliger, located approximately 400 kilometers from Moscow, is an ideal place to get away from the hectic city, relax in nature, and regain spiritual balance. Nestled between the Tver and Novgorod Oblasts, Lake Seliger one of the largest lakes in Russia was formed by a glacier. Its total area comprises 260 km2, but its coastline is more than 500 km long.

The Volga rises in the extensive marshes covering the western parts of the Valdai plateau, where the Dvina also has its origin. Small streamlets languidly circulate from marsh to marsh, so that it is very difficult to say which of these ought to be regarded as the real source. Lake Seliger was formerly so considered. Lake Seliger, in the government of Twer, which, though narrow, extends about 30 miles in length; and a smaller lake, not far to the west, emits another source of that august river. Lake Seliger offers stunning views of the Russian countryside. Lake Seliger is genuinely massive: sitting on a large, sandy beach or strolling alongside the waterfront, visitors are hardly be able to see the opposite shore.

The Seliger All-Russia Youth Forum is a camp that gathers tens of thousands of young Russians every year to learn more about how to make a difference in their own lives as well as well as in todays Russia. The forum was first organized in 2000 for the young activists of the pro-Putin NGO Walking Together (Idushchievmyestye). The summer camp on Lake Seliger used to be a private party for pro-Kremlin youth. Seliger was founded as a training camp for Nashi, a youth movement created in 2005 with the support of authorities seeking to stave off color revolutions, popular uprisings that led to regime change in countries like Ukraine and Georgia. Nashi appeared to be a strange hybrid between the Soviet-era Komsomol and a Western-style youth organization. From 2009 on, the forum has been open to applicants from all civil society organizations as well as individuals with innovative projects.

SHIP YARDKeel laid Launched COMMISSION
SELIGERYantar08 Jul 200929 Jul 2011 26 Dec 2012

Displacement 1,110-1,150 tons
Length59.7 meters / 194 feet
Width10.8 meters
speed13 knots
Main propulsion
  • 2 x rudder propellers with ED "Rolls Royce" 12FP x 950 hp
  • Thruster Schottel STT170TLK, 2 x ED x 200 kW
  • 3 x DB-VA 840 x 840 kW, 2 x DB-VA 280 x 280 kW.
  • Cruising range1,000 miles
    crew16 + 9 people



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