Russian Shipyard Launched Two Project 23040G Hydrographic Boats

The Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod Shipyard in the Volga area has launched the large hydrographic boat Georgy Zima and taken the boat Alexander Yevlanov out of the workshop, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.

Russian Shipyard Launched Two Project 23040G Hydrographic BoatsProject 23040G Survey Boat. Picture: Nizhegorodsky teplokhod shipyard

"The Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod Shipyard has held a ceremony of launching the Project 23040G large hydrographic boat Georgy Zima, taken the Project 23040G large hydrographic boat Alexander Yevlanov out of the workshop and laid down the third and the fourth Project 23040G vessels named as Vladimir Kozitsky and Boris Slobodnik by Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolyov," the press office said.

The Project 23040G boat is designed to carry out high-precision sea bottom survey and examine navigational dangers at a depth of 400 meters. It can also examine the sea bottom at depths of 2,000 meters with the use of a single-beam echo sounder.

Boats of the type allow the Navy’s hydrographic service to provide maintenance for all types of buoys and set up and remove buoys with a weight of 1.7 tons and a length of up to 6.5 meters.
The Project 23040G boat can transport military personnel, food and water supplies, spare parts, instruments and maintenance teams to Navy coastal navigation facilities, provide navigational and hydrographic support during search-and-rescue operations and pilot and escort submarines and heavy-tonnage ships at bases and approaches to them.
The boat’s crew totals nine. The boat has one single and five double-berthed cabins to accommodate the crew and seconded servicemen.

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