A salvage tug is a specialized type of tugboat which is used to rescue ships which
are in distress or in danger of sinking. The salvage tug of Project 714 ( variant
of Project 563 seagoing tug) are equipped with 2 fire monitors and water pumps.
Salvage tugs of this project served on all fleets of the USSR and later - the
Russian Federation. In total, 9 salvage tugs of this type were built for the Navy
Seagoing tug MB-108 laid down 26 November 1982 at the Rauma-Repola,
Finland (yard. No.315), launched 25 March 1983, commissioned 30 September 1983
and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
Then the seagoing tug was reclassified
to the salvage tug with rename to SB-524.
01 August 1997 the salvage tug
was transferred to the Ukrainian Naval Forces ith rename to Kremenets (U705).
| Displacement (tons):|
|Full load:|| 2210|
nmi (12 knots)|
|Propulsion:||1x3500 hp 67I
diesel, 1 controllable pitch propeller, 1 bow thruster, 3x264 kW diesel-generators,
1x132 kW diesel-generator|
Don navigation radars|
diving complex (1 pressure chamber) – 40 m, 2 fire monitors|