Russian Navy received a unique rescue towboat Professor Nikolai Muru
Today, on June 10, a solemn ceremony of the hoist of St. Andrew’s flag on the unique multi-purpose towboat Professor Nikolai Muru (project 22870) took place at the Novorossiysk military naval base.
The ceremony was held under the leadership of the Chief of the Novorossiysk naval base Staff Captain 1st rank Valery Smirnov.
The ship was built at the Astrakhan branch of the Centre for ship repair “Zvezdochka” and was named after the great Russian ship constructor Nikolai Muru upon the order of the Commander-in Chief of the Russian Navy Viktor Chirkov.
Today the ship forms part of the Black Sea Fleet and has started performing assigned tasks.
The main purpose of the towboat is rescue and firefighting operations.
The ship is capable of conducting towing and refloating operations, firefighting and rendering medical assistance, executing difficult diving works at the depths of up to 60 metres.
One of its particularities is the system of dynamic position stabilization, which holds the vessel at the assigned point without anchors.
These are the main characteristics of the Professor Nikolai Muru:
Water displacement — 1 200 tons, length overall — 57 meters, width — 14 meters, hull height — 5.4 meters, draft — 3.2 meters, rate of sailing — 14 nods, independent cruise — 20 days, crew — about 30 men.