In 2019, Russian Navy will receive two new 19910-project hydrographic vessels
In 2019, the Navy will receive two newest Project 19910 hydrographic vessels with increased sailing autonomy and an enhanced ice type, said Captain I Rank Sergei Travin, Chief of the Navigation and Oceanography Administration of the Russian Defence Ministry at the practical conference dedicated to the 220th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Fyodor Litke, which was held at the Central Naval Museum in St. Petersburg.
According to Captain I Rank Sergei Travin, one of the Project 19910 hydrographic vessels is being built at the shipyard Vympel in the city of Rybinsk and through the Russian Navy C-in-C’s she has been assigned the name Nikolay Skosyrev, and the second vessel – Aleksandr Rogotsky – is being constructed on the stocks of the Blagoveshchensk Shipbuilding Plant. All the works are going according to the schedule and under the control of the Navy's High Command.
"These vessels will meet the highest requirements for hydrographic vessels. They will have increased autonomy of sailing and will be able to take on board increased numbers of military hydrographs, what, of course, will allow hydrographic expeditions to be carried out at a new level of efficiency," said the Chief of the Navigation and Oceanography Directorate of the Russian Defence Ministry,
He also stressed that 19910-project hydrographic vessels are to be armed with the most modern equipment for hydrographic studies of sea areas.
"These two vessels are built taking into account proposals and recommendations based on the experience of testing and operation of the previous vessels of this project - the head and the first serial ones. They will be even more perfect for a number of opportunities," said Captain I Rank Sergei Travin.
Project 19910 hydrographic vessels are designed for servicing navigation equipment, delivering cargo to unequipped coasts, performing research with a multi-beam sonic depth finder. They will have a strengthened ice type and will also be able to work not only in deep sea conditions, but also in shallow waters.