24 October 2014
The Multifunction rescue tug «MB-121» of the project PS-45 building No 801 of the Acceptance Program of 2014 has been launched

«MB-121» the first vessel of new project. The series of vessels of this type is constructed under the order of RF Navy to perform a wide range of tasks of the Fleet.

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22 September 2014
The tugboat “MB-134” of project PE-65 building No 505 has successfully passed its sea and mooring trials

At the nearest time the Acceptance Commission will start its work on tugboat’s delivery to the State Customer.

The tugboat will be delivered to Russian Navy and put into operation within the Northern Fleet of RF during this year.


  • towing of vessels and floating objects in harbor areas and open seas
  • performing of escort operations at the speed of 10 knots
  • fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects;
  • oil and petroleum content products spill removal;
  • rescue and salvage operations;
  • ice–breaking of up to 0.8 m ice at the speed of up to 5 knots.
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22 September 2014
The unique operation for the loading of two tugboats on board of the vessel WIEBKE of specialized company SAL Heavy Lift (Germany) has successfully completed

The tugboats will be transferred to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky through the Suez Channel. The loading lasted for 7 days including the preparatory work. The ferry trip to deliver tugs will take approximately 50 days.

Two tugboats of projects 16609 “RB-406”, “RB-407” were built at shipyard “Pella” in 2014.

To provide the loading of the tugboats from the water the shipyard "Pella" has manufactured a special lifting devices different from those that were made last year. The devices were fastened under water by divers, and the tugboats were secured on the deck of the vessel with the help of a special metal structures (keel blocks).

The tugboats is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor and coastal areas which comply with R2 navigation area (not more than 100 miles from place of shelter), performing of escort operations at the speed of up to 10 knots, refloating of ships and vessels, fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects, OSR operations, cargo transportation, ice breaking and rescue and special purpose operations as well.

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