New border patrol ship Predanny arrives in Murmansk
The Predanny, a second rank border patrol vessel, has arrived from St. Petersburg at the port of Murmansk, its permanent base, the Murmansk Region press service said.
"At a time when global warming continues, new regions for biological production are opening up, and hydrocarbon production is actively developing, the vessel's new features are fitting to ensure the protection of Russia's industrial activities in the Arctic," First Deputy Murmansk Region Governor Alexei Tyukavin said during the welcome ceremony.
The Predanny, built in St. Petersburg to a design by the Almaz Central Design Bureau, is a state-of-the-art patrol ship which embodies Russia's latest achievements in science and technology. The vessel is designed for a wide range of coast guard tasks, including patrolling the territorial waters in the close and distant maritime zones, protecting the state border and the continental shelf, carrying out rescue operations and providing disaster relief. The ship may be used to combat terrorism and piracy as well as for patrolling duties.