New Vega pilot boat of project P1760 was put into operation on October 12, 2012. The vessel was constructed by JSC “Leningradsky Sudostroyitel’ny Zavod “Pella” Shipyard, according to the rules and under technical supervision of the Russian Merchant Shipping Register by order of FSUE “Rosmorport” for the needs of the Kaliningrad Department of the North-West Basin Branch.
The Vega pilot boat named after the brightest star of the lyra and the second brightest star in the Northern hemisphere, which can be observed in Russia, is an auxiliary setting vessel, and is designed for:
- maintenance of navigational aids of the Kaliningrad sea canal and Kaliningrad Bay;
- serving as a crew boat;
- conducting ecological patrol on the Kaliningrad sea canal, particularly in strong weather conditions.
Being put into operation this modern vessel will help to improve quality and quickness of the year-round navigation support in the seaport of Kaliningrad.
Tachnical specifications of the Vega pilot boat, project P1760:
Vessel class:: КМ*Ice2 R3;
Length: 17,86 m;
Width: 5,5 m;
Board height: 2,25 m;
Max draught: 1,8 m;
Tonnage: 62,39 tons;
Main engine power: 450 h.p.;
Max speed: 10,5 knots;
The vessel is equipped with a steering device, contemporary navigation equipment and a global positioning system, which enables to set buoys with accuracy of 15 cm
Press Release, October 19, 2012; Image: rosmorport