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New multipurpose rescue ship for the Northern Fleet

New multipurpose rescue ship for the Northern Fleet
As already reported, after 14 years after the submarine Kursk sank in the Barents Sea, the Russian Navy will receive a modern rescue vessel.

The Igor Belousov, the first ship of the 21300 project, being built in St. Petersburg at the Admiralty shipyards, will go to the Northern Fleet and close the need that has long existed in the Russian Navy. The project provides for the ability to dock with submarines of any type. The vessel will be able to take on board up to 60 submariners for decompression, it will be equipped with a helipad, pressure chambers, underwater equipment designed to work at a depth of up to 700 meters, a modern deep-water rescue complex. In addition, it is reported that the ship will be equipped with modern weapons.

After a number of delays, it is planned to launch Igor Belousov in October 2012 and transfer it to the North the fleet in November 2014, the newspaper Izvestia writes.

"Igor Belousov" laid in 2005 year, but the construction of which was disrupted due to problems with funding. The timing was also affected by the change in the supplier of diving equipment. Instead of the Nizhny Novgorod Central Design Bureau "Lazurit", shipbuilders hired the Moscow-Petersburg firm Tetis Pro. However, unlike Nizhny Novgorod, who developed the original rescue system for submariners, in Tetis Pro they took the serial diving complex of the Scottish company DIVEX.

“If it were not for Lazurit, we would have already handed over this ship this year,” one of the representatives of the Admiralty shipyards said in an interview with Izvestia.

The “Igor Belousov” with a length of 107 meters and a displacement of 5000 tons will be the first search and rescue vessel built in Russia in more than 30 years. It is intended to equip the vessels of this series with the entire fleet. Next, most likely, will go to the Pacific Fleet.

It is not yet known what kind of weapons will be put on ships of the 21300 project. At the bookmarks ceremony of “Igor Belousov” in 2005, as RIA wrote News, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Vladimir Masorin, stressed that the ship will be equipped with the most modern weapons.

According to, the cost of the ship will be 100 million.
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  1. Sakhalininsk
    Sakhalininsk 21 June 2012 08: 22
    The right ship. Seven feet under the keel and I would like the work of this ship to be only training drinks
    1. Tirpitz
      Tirpitz 21 June 2012 09: 34
      Moreover, $ 100 million for a ship with such equipment is just a ridiculous price. And the arsenal there will most likely be portable man-portable air defense systems and several turret machine guns, more there is no need.
      1. 755962
        755962 21 June 2012 09: 56
        When designing a rescue vessel of project 21300 by the designers of TsMKB Almaz, the entire world experience of rescue equipment was analyzed.
        Technical data of the rescue vessel Igor Belousov, project 21300:
        Length - 107,3 m;
        Width - 17,2 m;
        Displacement - 5000 tons;
        Cruising range - 3000 miles;
        Autonomy - 30 days;
        Speed ​​- 15 nodes;
        Crew - 97 man;
        Rescue and diving equipment:
        Inhabited GPA with an immersion depth of up to 700 m;
        Uninhabited telecontrolled PA with a diving depth of up to 700 m;
        Telecontrolled PA types “Sea Tiger”, “Venom” or “Scorpio”;
        Diving complex TsKB "Lazurit" with a working depth of up to 500 m;
        Normobaric pressure suits for deep sea work;
        Decompression complex for 60 people;
        Diving post for depths up to 60 m;
  2. Vanek
    Vanek 21 June 2012 08: 23
    14 years after the Kursk submarine sank in the Barents Sea,

    Better late than never.
    1. Alexey Prikazchikov
      21 June 2012 08: 31
      The article was written by the Norwegian incidentally, they well remember Kursk because they took part in the rescue.
  3. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 21 June 2012 08: 25
    One ship is not enough, you need at least two tof. From Vlad to Kamchatka 5 days of the move.
    1. Alexey Prikazchikov
      21 June 2012 08: 30
      This is the first ship of the series.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 21 June 2012 09: 55
        Alexey, I'm talking about tof.
  4. AK-74-1
    AK-74-1 21 June 2012 08: 28
    Great. Positive news constantly appears on the site. Here's another NTV removed the abomination from the air for complete happiness. Then the "advanced" Russians will have only MATS'S EAR.
    1. King
      King 21 June 2012 09: 19
      You’re right on TV. Let's say the main news today is Bret Pitt divorced. pipets still want the Russians to develop a sense of patriotism
  5. 11 black
    11 black 21 June 2012 08: 31
    I wonder what weapons were shoved into it?
    and the news + definitely good
  6. Ustas
    Ustas 21 June 2012 08: 31
    As previously reported later 14 years after the Kursk submarine sank in the Barents Sea

    The nuclear submarine "Kursk" sank on August 12, 2000. Only 12 years have passed.
  7. Trailer
    Trailer 21 June 2012 08: 33
    "In addition, it is reported that the ship will be equipped with modern weapons ..." The question is, why install weapons on the rescue ship? I mean, according to the rules of wartime, ships with installed weapons are recognized as military? Or am I wrong, and the civilian ship (rescue) also belongs to the military?

    Yes, and yet - the Americans spent 6 years on the construction of an aircraft carrier - ours cannot build a rescue ship in 7 years! In principle, it is necessary to measure the enemy not with ships, but with electronic bombs! In order to jam the enemy ships! This is my dream! Who knows if Russia has something similar?
    1. Igarr
      Igarr 21 June 2012 08: 39
      Russia has everything.
      Six years and seven years.
      And financing?
      A change of contractor during the construction process?
      Ours-yours ... the first ship in a series and serial construction.
      Care must be .. with criticism.

      Glad for the ship. News is a giant plus.
    2. Alexey Prikazchikov
      21 June 2012 08: 50
      Maybe the article is inaccurate in Norwegian and then on the barenst about the server the first thing is in Russian.
  8. Armata
    Armata 21 June 2012 08: 35
    The Russian fleet is slowly reviving. Balm for the soul.
  9. Senzey
    Senzey 21 June 2012 08: 45
    Good news! The need for such ships was and still remains. The fleet really comes to life and this cannot but rejoice.

  10. bremest
    bremest 21 June 2012 09: 20
    Good news in the morning is a charge of energy for the whole day! Seven feet under the keel !
  11. Roman Dmitriev
    Roman Dmitriev 21 June 2012 09: 56
    Great news. God forbid that all fleets be equipped with such ships as quickly as possible.
  12. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 21 June 2012 10: 51
    Slowly, all the same, ships are being built, on the other hand there will be more new ones. Good news + 1
  13. AlexxxNik
    AlexxxNik 21 June 2012 14: 32
    Of course it’s good that they are building new ships, but in my opinion the speed for such functions is low. in speed and displacement, it is similar to BATMs, fishing vessels built in the USSR in Nikolaev. A good trawler, but for the lifeguard 27km \ h, and in real life it will be even less, not enough.
  14. Wedmak
    Wedmak 10 October 2012 11: 43
    The fleet is being built in a small way. Just tell me, why do weapons on a rescue ship?