Transneft UW Service Commissions New Diving Support Vessel “75 Years of Victory”

Date of publication: 08 May 2020

Transneft UW Service has commissioned diving support vessel “75 Years of Victory”.

Acceptance of a new vessel, manufactured by company’s order at the Yaroslavl Shipyard, took place on the eve of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War on the Volga River in Nizhny Novgorod.

The main purpose of the vessel is to work at underwater crossings of oil trunk pipelines on the territory of the Russian Federation to support diving. The “O” 2.0 (ice 10) class of the vessel allows it to work in difficult navigational conditions and to be operated in brash ice.

“75 Years of Victory” and “Nizhny Novgorod” adopted in 2019 are the first diving vessels in the country with a diving system onboard (DSO), which includes compressed air supply system, compressors and diving chamber. They provide safe diving operations at depths of up to 45 metres. Diving vessels are equipped with the latest navigation aids and remote monitoring devices for the systems and mechanisms operation parameters.

“May 9 is a holiday of memory for the day when the world triumphed over the war. It evokes a sense of pride in a great country, for the strength of spirit and heroism of our ancestors. The choice of the name for the new vessel - “75 Years of Victory” - is a tribute to the memory of the victorious heroes,” Director General of Transneft UW Service Aleksander Ivanov said.

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The Transneft UW Service fleet currently includes 11 vessels: two Yaroslavets-MV diving vessels, six diving boats, two tugboats and a non-self-propelled diesel-electric floating crane with a carrying capacity of 16 tonnes.