Russian Arctic Rescue and Salvage Tug Delivered

Salvage and rescue tug Kalas

Russia’s Federal Marine and River Transport Agency Rosmorrechflot has taken delivery of the rescue tugboat Kalas from the Nevsky Shipyard as the first multipurpose shallow-draft salvage vessel in a series of four to be built under Project MPSV12.

Designed by Russia’s Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb, the 80-meter by 16.5-meter vessels are all being powered by twin diesel engines rated at 2,610 kW to give a range of 4,000 nautical miles and an endurance of 30 days. The new vessels will be used for search and rescue operations as well as salvage and towing work in the Arctic.

By Pacific Maritime