SPASATEL KAVDEYKIN completed the towing of the cargo vessel in distress
SPASATEL KAVDEYKIN of the Sakhalin branch of the Maritime Rescue Service - the multifunctional rescue vessel built at Nevsky Shipyard (part of the USC, the base enterprise of Leningrad regional branch of Russian Engineering Union), together with rescuers successfully completed the operation to refloat and tow the dry cargo vessel VIKTOR which ran aground. The vessel ran onto the rocks in the area of Mayachny Cape south of Malaya Kema village in the Sea of Japan. The ship in distress was moored at the pier of the port of Korsakov.
Dry cargo vessel VIKTOR was thrown onto the rocks near Mayachny Cape in the Sea of Japan on March 27. The crew of the vessel in distress failed to get afloat again on their own. The multifunctional rescue vessel SPASATEL KAVDEYKIN of the Marine Rescue Service with rescuers and a diving station on board was sent to the area of the accident. Upon arrival in the area several diving inspections were carried out. The vessel in distress had a hole in one of the ballast tanks. There was no damage to the fuel tanks, nor was there any fuel spill or environmental hazard. After the necessary preparatory work the multifunctional rescue vessel SPASATEL KAVDEYKIN got off the vessel in distress and towed the port of Korsakov to its home port.
The multifunctional rescue vessel SPASATEL KAVDEYKIN is the second in a series of four MPSV07 project rescue vessels with a capacity of 4 MW. MPSV07 project rescue vessels have an unlimited navigation area, including navigation along the Northern Sea Route, ice class Icebreaker 6.
Four vessels of the MPSV07 project are so far the largest and most significant rescue vessels built at Russian shipyards at the expense of the Federal Target Program for the Development of the Russian Transport System for 2010-2015. Photo: Maritime Rescue Service