The official launch of the Akademik Ageev oceanographic research vessel
Reportedly, on November 21, 2019, at the Kanonersky Shipbuilding Plant CJSC (Kanonersky Island, St. Petersburg), an official ceremony was launched to launch water from the floating dock of the first-class oceanographic research vessel (special purpose) Akademik Ageev (serial number 451) of project 16450 (code “Garage-Guys”), under construction for the Main Directorate for Deep-Water Research (GUGI) of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. First-class oceanographic research vessel (special purpose vessel) "Akademik Ageev" (serial number 451) of project 16450 (code "Garage-Guys"), under construction for the Main Directorate for Deep-Water Research (GUGI) of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, before the official launch from a floating dock at Kanonersky Shipbuilding Plant CJSC. St. Petersburg, 11/21/2019 (c) VKontakte / vk.com/bolshayaigra_war
As a source in the shipbuilding industry told Sudostroenie.info, the event was held in working order with the participation of representatives of the Main Department of Deep-Water Research of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, representatives of the Pella plant, design organizations - the Malachite and Northern Design Bureau, as well as the workers of the Kanonersky factory.
On the bmpd side, we recall that the construction of the Akademik Ageev research vessel was carried out for the State Research Institute of Civil Engineering at the Pella Leningrad Shipyard OJSC (Otradnoye, Leningrad Region) since 2015. The official laying ceremony of the Akademika Ageev was performed at the new shipbuilding complex of the shipyard Pella "September 15, 2016. The lead developer of project 16450 is Severnoye PKB JSC (information on design and development work on this vessel was contained in the bureau's annual report for 2015).
The technical launch of the Akademik Ageev vessel at the Pella plant was carried out without wide publicity on December 21, 2017. Apparently, in 2018-2019, work on the ship on the "Pella" was practically not carried out. On August 31 and September 1, 2019, the Akademik Ageev vessel was transferred along the Neva from Pella Leningrad Shipyard OJSC for completion at Kanonersky Shipbuilding Plant CJSC (Kanonersky Island, St. Petersburg).
According to one source, the transfer of the vessel for completion to the Kanonersky shipyard is due to the absence of a dock of the appropriate size on Pella necessary for docking during the completion process. Now, "Academician Ageev", after docking, was officially launched at the Kanonersky Plant. The deadline for the ship, however, remains unknown.