The Russian Navy Baltic Fleet’s oceanographic research ship, Admiral Vladimirsky has left Kronstadt for the Indian Ocean.
The route is laid through the Baltic and Northern Seas, English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. The ship crew is to make complex oceanographic researches and check ship’s radio navigation systems during its deployment.
Admiral Vladimirsky is a Project 852 (Poland) type oceanographic research vessel of the Russian Navy built at Szczecin Shipyard (Stocznia Szczecińska) in Poland.
The vessel has a length of 146.6 m and a displacement of 9140 tonnes at full load.
The vessel is powered by two 8000 hp Zgoda-Sulzer 16ZVB40/48 diesel engines driving two fixed pitch propellers and one bow thruster. It is equipped with four 800 kW diesel-generators and one 115 kW diesel-generator.
The ship can achieve a maximum speed of around 20 knots, has a range of 24,000 nmi at a speed of 15.4 knots and has an endurance of 90 days.
The vessel is equipped with MR-231 navigation radar (by replacing MR-212/201-01 Vaygach), two MR-415 Poisk navigation radars (by replacing Don navigation radars).
Th vessel can accommodate 148+36 personnel and has flight deck capable of embarking one Kamov Ka-25 naval helicopter.