Two Port Service Vessels to Join Russian Navy’s Fleet
The Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet will be expanded with two port service vessels, according to PortNews.ru.
The state-of-the-art vessels, which are supposed to join the fleet until Russian Navy Day, will be named Umba and Pecha.
These are just two of the planned 16 vessels that will join the Russian Navy fleet in 2014.
Intended for combat service support of submarines, surface ships and floating facilities, their main tasks will be the supply of fuels, lubricants and water, cargo transport, collecting waste from ships and floating facilities and oil spill response activities.
Naval Today Staff, July 02, 2014; Image: Pella Shipyard/Youtube