ship is intended for towing ships in distress, fire fighting on crafts, vessels,
floating and shore facilities, water pumping and electricity supply to emergency
vessels, evacuation and medical treatment of rescued people, diving works at depth
down to 60 m, rescue and inspection operations as well as petroleum product recovery.
The design is developed by OJSC DB Vympel.
Rescue Tug SB-739
laid down at the Zvezdochka Shipyard, Astrakhan (yard No.008), launched 02 August
2016, commissioned 16 January 2017.
On 19 April 2021 the ship was renamed
to Spasatel Vasily Bekh.
On 17 June 2022, Spasatel Vasily Bekh, located
at the sea crossing in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, was seriously damaged
and sank as a result of being hit by two coastal anti-ship missiles from Ukraine.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Full load:||1670 |
|Propulsion:||2x2720 hp KL6538-AS06
electric motors, 2 azipods, 2 bow thrusters, 3x1520 kW diesel-generators, 2x200
kW diesel-generators, 2x100 kW diesel-generators|
equipment: || |
1 dive complex (1 pressure chamber) - 60 m,
3x500 m3/h fire monitors