The Voyevoda vessel of project 23700 was launched
On November 8, 2019, the Yantar Baltic Shipbuilding Plant JSC (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC) in Kaliningrad launched the ceremony of launching the Voevoda Project 23700 emergency construction and rescue vessel under construction (serial number S-370 ) The customer of the vessel is the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Project 23700 was developed by Severnoe PKB JSC.
The contract for the construction of this vessel was signed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia in December 2016, laying was done at the Yantar Shipyard on April 21, 2017. Under the terms of the contract, the ship was supposed to be transferred to the customer in November 2019, but now it has only reached the launching of the ship. Now the deadline for the vessel is 2020. The ship’s operator will be the Federal Agency for Sea and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot).
Officially, the vessel of project 23700 is designed to provide emergency rescue operations, as well as transportation and supply of small search and rescue craft. The vessel is capable of carrying four boats on its board and take on board two helicopters. Displacement - 7500 tons, length - 111 m, width - 24 m, speed - 22 knots, cruising range - 5000 miles. From bmpd,
we recall that on the eve of laying on April 21, 2017 at the Yantar shipyard the lead “rescue support vessel” “Voevoda” of project 23700 (serial number S-370), the Kommersant newspaper quoted the opinions of “interlocutors from the shipbuilding industry” "expressing doubts that the ship will be rescue, as claimed by" Yantar ". Assumptions ranged from a "special dual-use vessel" to a "yacht for dignitaries."
From the documentation of the Yantar Shipyard, published in 2018, it became known that the Project 23700 vessel is equipped with superior facilities, which include eight residential units with a bedroom, a bathroom and an office, a conference room, a passenger cabin with a pantry, passage premises.