Mine defense ship “George Kurbatov” project 12700 “Alexandrite” He joined the navy. The solemn ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag was held at the main base of the Baltic Fleet in Baltiysk.
Корабль вошел в состав минно-тральных сил российского флота, в ближайшее время он начнет межфлотский переход на Черноморский флот к месту постоянной дислокации. Тральщик войдет в состав 68-й бригады охраны водного района.
“George Kurbatov” is the first serial minesweeper of the project 12700 “Alexandrite”, laid after the lead ship of the series “Alexander Obukhov”. The casting of the hull took place 26 February 2015 of the year, and the official bookmark – 24 April 2015 of the year. Launching was scheduled for September 2017 of the year, but 7 June 2016 the ship had a fire, affected about 600 quarter. m. The fire significantly damaged parts of the skin of both sides above the upper deck, deck semicircle, part of the VP flooring with a reinforcing set and other connections between the 10th and 90th frames. After that, it was decided to postpone the construction of the ship..
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.