The newest minesweeper Yakov Balyaev, built for the Pacific Fleet, for the first time independently left the delivery base in Vladivostok and entered the factory sea trials, combined with state ones.
The minesweeper, which passed through the Northern Sea Route and arrived in Vladivostok on October 22 of this year, completed mooring tests and left the outfitting base of the Amur shipyard in the Golden Horn Bay, entering the Pacific Fleet test sites in the Sea of Japan. The crew, together with the delivery team, will have to check the operability of the systems and mechanisms of the minesweeper at sea: the operation of the power plant, steering gear, auxiliary mechanisms, communication, detection and navigation equipment, anchor device. Shipboard tests will also take place. weapons.
The transfer of the minesweeper to the Pacific Fleet is planned before the end of the year.
Marine minesweeper "Yakov Balyaev" is the fourth serial (fifth in a row) ship, which was laid down on the stocks of the plant, however, due to a fire on the first serial minesweeper "Georgy Kurbatov", "Yakov Balyaev" became the fourth mine defense ship in the line of project 12700 "Alexandrite". Laid down on December 26, 2017, launched on January 29, 2020. Named in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union, sailor, light machine gunner of the 355th separate battalion of the Pacific Marine Corps fleet Yakov Illarionovich Balyaev.
Project 12700 minesweepers are capable of using the latest hydroacoustic stations located both on the ship itself and on remote-controlled and autonomous underwater vehicles, and have an automated mine action control system. They are also capable of using traditional trawling weapons.
Displacement - 890 tons, length - 62 m, width - 10 m. Full speed - 16 knots, crew - 44 people.