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Project 22010 Kruys / Yantar
Oceanographic research vessel

The new oceanographic research vessel "Yantar" project 22010 was built for one of the most secret structures of the Ministry of Defence of Russia - Main Directorate for Deep Sea Research. In May 2015 the Russian Navy received a brand new oceanographic research vessel, the Yantar, which is equipped with two self-propelled deep submergence vehicles; the ship was built at the Russian Baltic shipyard of the same name, Yantar, and is slated to be used for deep-sea research and rescue operations.

The ship has been christened the Yantar, the Russian word for amber. It was named after Russias Baltic shipyard in Kaliningrad it was built at, which bears the same name, Yantar; the Russian exclave is known for its amber.

The main task of the oceanographic research vessel is to search at the bottom of the ocean for sunken objects, and the study of the seabed. With a total displacement of 5230 tons, the ship has pr.16810 "Rus" and pr.16811 "Consul" type manned vehicle autonomous submersibles (AHA). The ship may simultaneously carry and use two devices of this type. The ship is equipped with multiple autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles.

The project was designed by CMDB Almaz ["Diamond"] of St. Petersburg, and the Chief Designer of marine support vessels and special purpose ships CMDB Almaz - Alexander Forst. Construction of the ship was at Shipyard "Yantar" in Kaliningrad. The contract for the construction of ships pr.22010 "Amber" and pr.11982 "Seliger" was signed between Russia and Navy Shipyard "Yantar" February 16, 2009.

Ship "Amber" was laid July 8, 2010, the day of the 65th anniversary of the factory "Amber", and called its name. With the boathouse shop number 178, the hull launched May 31, 2012. As of December 2012 it was planned by the end of 2013 to complete most of the state tests of the ship. Research facilities would be tested during 2013-2014 in the Navy, the ship was to go down in 2014. The lead ship "Yantar" in Kaliningrad built and named in honor of the shipyard, the Ministry of Defence handed over in May 2015.

By the operating experience of the lead ship will be decided on the construction of the second sister vessel to the Pacific Fleet. Baltic Shipyard "Yantar" (COR - part of United Shipbuilding Corporation OSK) began construction of oceanographic research vessel (OIC) "Almaz" ["Diamond"] by order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation according to the press-service of the enterprise. "June 9 at the boathouse of the plant held a solemn ceremony of the OIC "Almaz", the press-service stated. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the RF Ministry of Defence, the General Command of the Armed Forces, USC and Central Maritime Design Bureau (CMDB)." Almaz " after whom the ship is named. The contract for the construction of the OIC "Almaz" was concluded between the COR and the Defense Ministry in March 2016. The ship is to be delivered to the customer in 2019. This is the second ship of the project 22010, developed by the CMDB "Almaz".

OIC Project 22010 ships are unlimited navigation area. They are designed for the study of the oceans and the thickness of its bottom. For vessels based deep-sea manned and autonomous underwater vehicle type "Rus" and "Consul". OIP can be used in rescue purposes assigned to them equipment allows you to search for sunken objects on the sea and the ocean floor. The vessel is designed for deepwater research. The 108.1m-long vessel, with a beam of 17.2m, was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in St. Petersburg. The propulsion system includes two fixed pitch propellers and two bow thrusters. The ship carries the latest, most innovative equipment for acoustic, biological, physical, and geophysical surveys. It has a displacement of 5,200 tons, a maximum speed of 15 knots, a range of 8,000nm, and can accommodate a crew of 60 members. The vessel's equipment includes at least two deepwater, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) Rus and Konsul, which can be used for rescue operations.

Displacement (tons):
Standard -
Full load 5736
Dimensions (m)
Length 107,8 /350 feet
Beam 17,2
Draft -
Speed (kts) 15
Range 8000 nm
Autonomy (days) 60
Propulsion 2 fixed pitch propellers, 2 bow thrusters
Equipment 2 deep-diving autonomous underwater vehicles
(1 - Project 16810, 1 - Project 16811)
aviation 1 helipad
Crew 60

#NameBasingPlantLaid DownLaunchEntry into serviceNotes
08.07.2010 Plan - 2012 (2011)

Plan - Fall 2012

05.12.2012 city
display in TD-8

(expected launch of TD-8)

Plan - May 2013 (2009)

Plan - 2014 (2012)
09 Jun 2016 Plan - 2019 (2016)

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