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Russian Navy Gets New Research Vessel

RIA Novosti

18:14 25/12/2012

KALININGRAD, December 25 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Defense Ministry on Tuesday took delivery of a new deep-sea research and search-and-rescue vessel, the shipyard said.

The Project 11982 Seliger was built by the Kaliningrad-based JSC Yantar shipyard and was designed by the Almaz Central Design Bureau.

The Seliger will enter service with Russia's Black Sea Fleet.

It will be used for deep-sea research, search and rescue operations and equipment tests.

The Defense Ministry signed a contract with Yantar in February 2009. The ship was floated out in July 2011 and completed sea trials in November 2012.

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