Nevsky Shipyard: MPSV Spasatel Karev Completes Ice Trials, Russia
A new-built multipurpose salvage vessel ‘Spasatel Karev’, built by Nevsky Shipyard, successfully completed necessary tests of Ice Trials Program On March 19th, 2013. The Trials were carried out in accordance with the program for entering the fleet of FSUE «Baltic Basin Emergency and Rescue Administration» (Baltic BASU).
According the the results of the Trials the characteristics of vessel ice performance completely correspond to RS Ice-class Arc5.
The Trials were carried out in the Gulf of Finland at the low air temperature, ice depth of 35-45 cm, passing junctions of two ice fields up to 50 cm. Among the participants of the Trials were the staff of FSUE, a representative of Nevsky Shipyard, a member of the Laboratory of Icebreaking Technology and Ice Performance of Ships of JSC CNIIMF and other responsible persons.
The vessel Spasatel Karev of project MPSV07 is the lead multipurpose salvage vessel (Yard Number 701) developed by Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb, JSC. She is unique as the vessel can perform a lot of functions. The vessel can be used as a tug, a salvage, a fire-fighting vessel, a diving ship as well as for oil spills response.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 21, 2013