The Russian Defense Ministry contracted four small tankers of project
03182 in 2014-2015. The first two vessels are being built in Nizhny Novgorod for
the Black Sea fleet. Another two are under construction in Vladivostok for the
Pacific fleet. The ships are universal and can engage in a broad range of missions.
They transport liquid and dry cargo and passengers. They can pump fuel and oil
to ships in open sea and load major cargoes in barrels, boxes, and containers.
The tanker can withdraw any garbage from a warship, as well as liquid waste, including
oil polluted water. It can ensure transport operations in seaports.
can engage in rescue duties in fishing areas, offshore oil and gas deposits and
enjoy air support, as it has a helipad for Ka-27 in the stern. The tanker can
carry several drones for reconnaissance in a radius of several dozen or hundreds
of kilometers depending on the model. In an emergency, the tanker can rescue distressed
seafarers. It can heave off a vessel, pump out water and tow it to a nearby port.
The tanker has pumps and water jets to extinguish fire.
Project 03182 ships
can operate in any latitude, including northern ones. They can operate in Arctic
seas in 0,6-0,8-meter thick ice. They can sail the Northern Sea Route and participate
in Arctic scientific expeditions. The tanker is not big and has a displacement
of 3500 tons. It is 78,8 meters long and 15,4 meters wide and enjoys good seaworthiness.
The crew comprises 24 men and eight people can be accommodated.
Tanker Vice-admiral Paromov laid down on 01 September 2016 at Volga Shipyard,
Nizhniy Novgorod (yard No.850), launched on 20 December 2018, commissioned on
08 May 2021.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Full load:||3500 |
|Propulsion:||2x2175 hp electric
motors, 2 azipods, 3x1600 kW diesel-generators, 2x400 kW diesel-generators|