On August 12, 2014, the launching ceremony of the fourth multipurpose salvage vessel “SPASATEL DEMIDOV”, yard number 704, capacity 4 МW, took place at Nevsky Shipyard’s slipway.
The construction of the vessel is carried out in accordance with State Contract for the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency and for the Direction of State Contractor of Marine Transport Development Program. The project is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb, JSC.
The vessel is intended for rescue and salvage operations, providing technical support and assistance to vessels in distress, and towing ships and offshore structures in ice and in open water. The technical capabilities allow to re-float vessels that have run aground or are reef damaged, pump water from flooded compartments, tow emergency vessels to a place of refuge, search, rescue, evacuate and accommodate of people, as well as support underwater diving works to depth up to 300 m, and survey the sea bottom and damaged objects at depths up to 1,000 m.
The vessel has the capacity to extinguish burning fuel on water, extinguish fires on floating and coastal objects, and clear up oil spills and oil products, including those with flashpoint below 60 °C.
The representatives of the Customer, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, contracting and design organizations, equipment and materials suppliers and the mass media participated in the ceremony.
Press Release, August 19, 2014