Specialists of the Baltic shipyard Yantar began to restore the technical readiness of the oceanographic research vessel of the unlimited coverage of Yantar. This was reported by the press service of the enterprise.
As noted, "Yantar" arrived at the shipyard in early April, repairs are carried out under the seven-year warranty on the ship. This is the first ship maintenance after the transfer of the Ministry of Defense in 2015. The vessel itself is technically sound, it is planned to carry out a number of pipeline and hull operations. The completion of repairs and the return of the vessel to the North fleet planned at the end of June.
Technically, the vessel is in good condition; no complaints from the customer have been received for five years. But in order to maintain its constant readiness to fulfill its tasks, it is necessary to carry out its maintenance on time. What are we doing now
- explained in the press service.
Oceanographic research vessel of unlimited coverage "Yantar" is the lead vessel of project 22010 developed by the Central Marine Design Bureau "Almaz". The displacement of the vessel is 5,2 thousand tons, length - 108,1 m, width - 17,2 m. The contract for its construction in the interests of the Main Directorate for Deep-Water Research (GUGI) was signed with the Russian Ministry of Defense in February 2009. The ship was laid down on July 8, 2010 at the Yantar Shipyard, and is named after the manufacturer. Transferred to the fleet in May 2015. At present, the second ship of the project, Almaz, is being completed at the Shipyard. It was named after the design bureau that developed this project.
The main purpose of the 22010 project vessel is to study the oceans, including the bottom at great depths. It can also be used for rescue purposes, the equipment installed on it will allow you to search for sunken objects on the sea and ocean floor.
In the fall of 2019, the Yantar ship was spotted in the Caribbean off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago, after which it was accused of "hunting for American communications." According to US media, the Russian "spy" ship periodically disappears from the field of view of surveillance equipment to appear in "unexpected places" near the US coast.