The new ship mine defense project 12700 (minesweeper) “Yakov Bala”, carrying out the inter-fleet passage from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok, successfully crossed the Northern Sea Route. It is reported by the press service of the Pacific Fleet.
The minesweeper left St. Petersburg at the end of July and began the transition to Vladivostok, where sea and state tests of the ship will take place, following which “Yakov Bala” will join the Pacific Fleet and will serve in Kamchatka. planned, that the ship will arrive in Vladivostok in the first decade of October. Refine, that the minesweeper will go all the way from the Baltic to its destination in tow. Towing is carried out by a sea tug “Antaeus”.
The newest ship mine defense “Yakov Bala” project 12700, carrying out the transition from St. Petersburg to the Pacific Fleet has completed the passage of the Northern Sea Route and will arrive in Vladivostok in the first decade of October
– It said in a statement.
celebrated, what the transition “Yakov Balyaev” along the Northern Sea Route became the first such passage of a ship with a fiberglass hull in history.
Earlier, the Northern Sea Route carried out a sea tug of the project 23470 “Andrey Stepanov”, also intended for the Pacific Fleet.
Offshore trawler “Yakov Bala” – fourth serial (fifth in a row) ship, which was laid on the stocks of the plant, however, due to a fire on the first serial minesweeper “George Kurbatov”, “Yakov Bala” became the fourth mine defense ship in the project line 12700 “Alexandrite”.
minesweepers project 12700 are able to apply the latest hydroacoustic stations, placed both on the ship, and the remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles, and have an automated control system of mine action activities. Able to use the traditional sweeping arms. ships series “Alexandrite” have a unique body of reinforced fiberglass, formed by vacuum infusion.