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The first ship from the series of South Korean tankers destined for the Royal Navy arrived in Britain

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According to the Internet portal flotprom.ru, the lead tanker-tanker of the new project MARS (Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability), intended for the Royal Navy, arrived in Britain.




The contract worth 707 million for the supply of 4 tankers of this type was concluded with the South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in March 2012. They are built at the shipyard in Okpo by the project of the ship AEGIR of the British company BMT Defense Services. Equipping the tanker with additional equipment, communications equipment and means of self-defense is carried out already in Britain.

The lead ship Tidespring was launched in July 2014. It was originally expected to be handed over in October 2015, the delivery of the remaining three representatives of the project - until April 2017. The presence of technical problems and the protracted certification have significantly shifted the deadlines for the implementation of the program. The Tidespring will be handed over to the British military only at the end of the 2017 of the year.

MARS tankers are designed for logistics fleetsupplying fuel, food, spare parts and fresh water to warships at sea. The length of the new tanker will be 200 meters, width - 28 meters, displacement - about 39000 tons. The vessel will be able to transport up to 19000 cubic meters of fuel and 1300 cubic meters of fresh water. The tanker's flight deck allows you to receive heavy CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The minimum service life of new vessels will be 25 years.
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  1. MPK105
    MPK105 April 5 2017 09: 51
    +11
    Reliable such a hard worker. I was glad for Britov unwittingly what to hide ...
    1. cniza
      cniza April 5 2017 10: 18
      +4
      A bit too big, but they have spaciousness - permissible.
  2. Zubr
    Zubr April 5 2017 09: 56
    +5
    Mdaaa, tonnage is not weak ...
  3. biserino
    biserino April 5 2017 09: 57
    0
    Daewoo? Haha
    All the British are gone ...
    1. Sergey Ui
      Sergey Ui April 5 2017 10: 04
      +11
      Koreans have the coolest tankers and bulk carriers. So there is no need to laugh. Almost all the liquefied gas in the world is transported on Korean tankers.
      1. kagorta
        kagorta April 5 2017 10: 19
        +3
        You are right, we also ordered gas carriers from them.
      2. cniza
        cniza April 5 2017 10: 20
        +8
        Quote: biserino
        Daewoo? Haha
        All the British are gone ...


        It is worth recognizing magnificent shipbuilders and very powerful performance.
    2. Olegovi4
      Olegovi4 April 5 2017 21: 02
      +3
      Quote: biserino
      Daewoo? Haha

      laughing in vain. would read information on this topic.
  4. cost 75
    cost 75 April 5 2017 10: 12
    +2
    And the price for such a colossus is adequate.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 5 2017 10: 14
    +3
    It remains to "rejoice" for Britain the former "mistress" of the seas and oceans.
    1. barclay
      barclay April 5 2017 10: 23
      +4
      Well, there is no particular desire to rejoice for THEM. But we have something to strive for. The picture shows a beautiful ship. Technical specifications are also impressive. I wonder how long we would build such a tanker?
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 April 5 2017 10: 48
        0
        If you have not noticed, then the word "rejoice" in quotation marks. Or did you forget the Russian language a little? A tanker for transporting liquefied gas was just recently shown.
        1. barclay
          barclay April 5 2017 12: 24
          +2
          Of course I agree, rejoice over THEM only in quotation marks.
          This ice class gas carrier I certainly saw. I had in mind the same tanker similar to that described for the material and technical support of our Navy. In this sense, we have so far "the horse has not lain."
      2. san4es
        san4es April 5 2017 10: 52
        +10
        ... about 5 years old. If you order from the Chinese, they’ll build in a year
  6. siemens7774
    siemens7774 April 5 2017 19: 07
    +2
    Quote: barclay
    Of course I agree, rejoice over THEM only in quotation marks.
    This ice class gas carrier I certainly saw. I had in mind the same tanker similar to that described for the material and technical support of our Navy. In this sense, we have so far "the horse has not lain."

    Pr-03182 Vice Adm Paromov 2 units in Nizhny Novgorod. Small sea tanker. Delivery in 2019. A couple of medium tankers in Kerch.
  7. siemens7774
    siemens7774 April 5 2017 19: 13
    +2
    Pr-23130 Academician Pashin. A medium sea tanker. A couple of pieces.