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Research Ship Seliger Completes State Trials

Research Ship Seliger Completes State Trials 20.11.2012
Text: Russian Defense Ministry
Illustration: mil.ru
State acceptance trials of the new-generation research ship Seliger are going on in Novorossiysk.

Black Sea Fleet (BSF) specialists and representatives of the manufacturing shipyard test serviceability of all onboard systems at sea under different weather conditions.

As of design features and the capacity to carry up-to-date deep-sea research and acoustic systems, Seliger outclasses all analogous ships within Russian Navy.

The ship is supposed to join Black Sea Fleet by the end of the current year. Port of Temriuk (Krasnodar region) will be the home base for Seliger.

Project 11982 research ship Seliger was built at Yantar Shipyard (Kaliningrad, Russia).

The ship was laid down on July 8, 2009 and launched on July 29, 2011. Her length is 59.7 meters; beam is 10.8 meters; displacement is about 1,117 tons; speed is 13 knots; operating range is 1,000 nautical miles; crew is 16 men.

The ship is designed for various scientific and research works, in particular, deepwater explorations for Russian Navy.

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