In Severodvinsk arrived the newest integrated rescue boat "Pavel Simonov" project 23040. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, after the ceremony of accepting the boat into the Northern fleet, he will be part of the rescue squad of the White Sea naval base.
Reportedly, "Pavel Simonov" is the 23rd boat of project 23040, built at the plant "Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod". The boat was launched on July 30, 2020, the acceptance act of the state commission was signed on October 22 after the successful completion of state tests.
The boat is named in honor of Pavel Simonov - the first head of the department for lifting sunken ships in the North Sea and in the Murmansk region.
The total displacement of the boats of the project 23040 is about 118 tons, the hull length is 28,09 meters, the width is 5,56 meters, the draft is 1,5 meters. The speed is about 13,7 knots. The crew is three people, as well as a diving group of five people. They have a high power-to-weight ratio and ice class, which allows them to work confidently on external roads and outside them at a distance of up to 50 miles from their bases. The boat is a further development of the A160 project series, as well as the ZT28D Pelican diving boat.
Diving boats of project 23040 have proven themselves well in fleets. Along with the performance of diving operations at depths of up to 60 meters with sea waves of up to 3 points, the new generation is capable of performing prospecting operations using a small-sized remote-controlled unmanned underwater vehicle and a towed sonar.
In addition, 23040 boats can effectively extinguish fires on ships and ships, floating and coastal facilities up to 30 meters, pump out water from an emergency ship and provide power to the ship or ship de-energized as a result of the accident.