The crew of multipurpose small-draft salvage vessel "Kalas" successfully passed the course task "ASP-1” during the exercises in Avacha Bay
On the roadstead of Avacha Bay, a control exercise was held for the crew of the multipurpose small-draft salvage vessel "Kalas", built at the Nevsky Shipbyard (part of USC JSC, the base enterprise of the Leningrad regional branch of Russian Engineering Union), the Sakhalin Branch with the involvement of a professional rescue team of the Kamchatka branch of the Maritime Rescue Service.
Since January of this year, the vessel has been redeployed to carry out emergency rescue readiness in the Kamchatka subzone. According to the press service of the Maritime Rescue Service, the exercises were held as part of the planned training and testing of the "Course of training of vessels’ crews and rescue units-2014" in 2022.
Under the terms of the exercise, the administration of the Kamchatka Branch, multipurpose small-draft salvage vessel "Kalas" of the Sakhalin Branch and the rescue unit had to perform various training elements. The reception and transmission of signals by the operational service of the Kamchatka branch and the crew of "Kalas" about an accident on a ship at sea, the deployment of an operation management headquarters, the mobilization and deployment of forces and means of emergency rescue readiness, the development of interaction between the SRO, coordination emergency rescue centers of other departments and branches of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Marine Rescue Service" when transferring the forces and means of the LRA to high readiness. The crew of "Kalas" demonstrated practical actions to localize and eliminate the "fire" on the ship, her emergency towing. The rescue unit and the crew conducted training sessions to rescue people who fell overboard (dummy), and provide first aid to the injured, to eliminate the consequences of an accident on a ship and an emergency spill of oil products in the sea.
As a result of the control training event, the assigned goals were achieved, all tasks were successfully solved, the technical means of rescue and emergency response were tested in practice. According to experts, seafarers and rescuers showed high proficiency and ability to act promptly and professionally in solving the problems of rescuing ships and people at sea.
Built at Nevsky Shipyard and handed over to the customer at the end of 2019, multipurpose small-draft salvage vessel Kalas is the second (first serial) multifunctional salvage vessel with a capacity of 2.5-3 MW of the MPSV12 project.
In 2020, the vessel of the MPSV12 project became a nominee for the title "Best of 2020 Awards" according to the authoritative maritime publication "Baird Maritime".
The Marine Rescue Service's fleet already has four MPSV12 project vessels. Multipurpose small-draft salvage vessels "Bakhtemir", "Kalas", "Beisug" and "Piltun" carry out the tasks of emergency and rescue readiness in the waters of Russia. "Bakhtemir" - as part of the Baltic, "Kalas" - Sakhalin, "Beisug" - Azov-Chernomorsky, "Piltun" - the Arkhangelsk division of the Baltic branch of the Maritime Rescue Service.
News and photo source: Russian Maritime Rescue Service