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 712 are equipped
with 4 fire monitors and water pumps. Salvage tugs of this project served on all
fleets of the USSR and later - the Russian Federation. In total, only four salvage
tugs of this type were built for the Navy in Finland.
Salvage tug SB-922
laid down 31 August 1984 at the Rauma-Repola, Finland (yard. No.322), launched
03 May 1985, commissioned 20 December 1985 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
04 October 1988 was renamed to Shakhter.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
6120 nmi (15 knots)|
|Propulsion:||2x3500 hp 6ChN40/46
diesels, 2 controllable pitch propellers in nozzles, 1 bow thruster, 2x450 kW
diesel generators, 3x200 kW diesel generators|
MR-212/201 Vaygach-U navigation radars|
equipment: ||1 diving complex (1 pressure chamber) – 60 m,
4 fire monitors|