Project 22870 Rescue Tug
The lead ship of this project is a tug SB-45, which is August 6, 2014 was introduced in the Caspian Flotilla. The rescue tug "Professor Nicholas Moore" with a unique dynamic positioning system joined the Black Sea Fleet on 10 June 2015.
"In the Novorossiysk naval base on June 10 will be held a ceremony raising St. Andrew's flag and the reception of the Russian Navy is unique in its versatility rescue tugboat project 22870" Professor Nicholas Moore ", which will carry out the tasks as part of the Black Sea Fleet. In near-term plans to build two more such vessels," the representative of the Russian Navy Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo said.
The ship was built in Astrakhan branch of the Center for ship repair "Star" and named after outstanding Russian shipbuilder. Vessel's project is designed by the design bureau "Vympel" in accordance with the technical requirements of the High Command of the Navy.
The main purpose of the rescue tugboat is towing and work refloated ships, fire fighting emergency on ships, vessels and coastal infrastructure of the fleet. Equipment vessel with special equipment allows him to carry out the evacuation crews of ships at sea and to provide comprehensive emergency medical assistance to the victims.
Power equipment of the tug "Professor Nicholas Moore" allows him to organize the supply of electricity to the de-energized emergency boat or ship. In addition, the tow can support emergency ships afloat and perform complicated diving operations at depths of up to 60 meters. In addition, it is able to carry out the tasks of collecting oil from the surface of the sea, as well as to search and work-finding.
The peculiarity of" Nicholas Moore "is the presence of a dynamic positioning system that ensures retention of the vessel at the designated point of the sea without the use of anchors. It allows you to produce more accurate survey of the facility at a depth of underwater vehicles on board the vessel, which is especially important in rescue and salvage operations.
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