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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Russian Navy to Receive New Rescue Ship in 2014

Igor Belousov ClassThe Russian Navy confirmed on Saturday it would commission a new search-and-rescue ship equipped with DIVEX deep-sea diving system in 2014.

Construction of the Igor Belousov rescue ship started in 2005 at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg but faced a series of setbacks mainly due to the failure of Russia’s Lazurit Design Bureau to meet contractual obligations on the development of deep-sea diving system GVK-450.

The Russian Defense Ministry decided in 2011 to equip the ship with a deep-sea diving system produced by Scottish firm DIVEX, which will be delivered, installed, and tested by experts from Russian company Tetis Pro.

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