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Vishnya-class Intelligence Ship Karelia rejoined the Russian Pacific Fleet

Naval Forces News - Russia
Vishnya-class Intelligence Ship Karelia rejoined the Russian Pacific Fleet
The Dalzavod Ship Repair Center has completed the builders’ sea trials of the Karelia medium intelligence ship following comprehensive repair and retrofit. After that, it was handed over to the Pacific Fleet, Dalzavod’s press service reported to the online agency Flotprom.
Intelligence ship Karelia Russia Pacific FleetKarelia medium intelligence ship. Picture: press service of the Central Council of "Dalzavod"
"The sea trials program has been successfully completed. The ship’s main propulsion plant, main units and mechanisms, navigation and communication equipment were tested during the sortie into the sea," said Dalzavod’s executive director Igor Evdokimov. "The ship rejoins the Pacific Fleet with the extension of the mean time to repair for five years."

The ship Karelia had been mothballed for more than 10 years until January 2014 when Dalzavod started comprehensive repair and retrofit of the ship. In the process of recovering the ship’s technical readiness, the main engine, all units and mechanisms were repaired, and advanced navigation and communication equipment was installed. All the spaces of the ship were repaired and the the living conditions for the crew were improved substantially. Just like on the large landing ship Oslyabya, handed over to the fleet in the spring of this year, modern polymer coatings and painting techniques were applied during repair work.

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