Announcement: Okskaya Sudoverf will launch a unique multifunctional marine diving vessel-catamaran

19 July 2017
Category: Vessel descent

July 26, 2017 Okskaya Sudoverf (part of UCL Holding) will launch a unique multifunctional sea-going diver-catamaran "Igor Ilyin" of the SDS18 project, built by the order of the FBI “Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot”. The Okskaya Sudoverf is the first enterprise in Russia that started construction of the vessels of this project.

The vessel is designed to provide diving and underwater engineering works at depths of up to 60 meters with sea waves up to 3 points. Can participate in rescue and ship-raising operations, and also be used to locate and support the work of research parties, surveys of the bottom of water areas, sunken objects, the underwater part of ship hulls and hydraulic structures.

Participation in the solemn ceremony of the descent will be taken by the heads of administrations of the city of Navashino and the Nizhny Novgorod region, representatives and partners of the Okskaya Sudoverf and FBI “Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot”, as well as residents of the city.

The entrance to the event is free.

The ship keel laying took place on December 1, 2016. The vessel is built according to the established terms.

The designer is Marine Engineering Bureau

Additional Information

The Okskaya Sudoverf is a modern shipbuilding enterprise as part of the VBTH division of the international transport group UCL Holding. The main activities of the enterprise are shipbuilding: oil-loading and dry-cargo medium-tonnage mixed vessels, container ships, special vessels, barges. In 2015, the Okskaya Sudoverf became the second largest shipbuilding enterprise in Russia in terms of the total tonnage of built ships.

UCL Holding is an international transport group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring and logistics companies. The group also includes the North-Western and Volga Shipping Companies, the company "VF. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.