Yantar Shipyard Launches Voyevoda as lead rescue ship of Project 23700

The Baltic shipyard Yantar (Yantar Shipyard, United Shipbuilding Corporation) launched the Voevoda emergency rescue vessel on 8 November 2019.

The launching ceremony for the lead ship attended by plant workers, representatives of the United Shipbuilding Corporation and ship customers – the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

OWhen speaking at the ceremony, Eduard Yefimov, General Director of Yantar, said: “It is a remarkable day for Yantar, an event we have been steadily approaching for a year and a half. That was a period of hard work on the unique project for the entire shipyard. First of all, I would like to thank the Yantar shipbuilders who created this beautiful ship. We grateful to the customer, the designer and all those involved in implementation of this project, in preparation of the ship to launching. I am sure, the fitting out and testing of the Voyevoda will be held at the same high level with compliance to all requirements of the customer. And the next year will see the delivery of the ship”.

Voyevoda Rescue Ship :

The Voyevoda is a lead rescue support ship of Project 23700 designed by Severnoye Design Bureau. The shipbuilding contract was signed in December 2016 with the keel-laying held in April 2017. The ship will be operated by the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot). The delivery is scheduled for 2020.

The ship of project 23700 is intended for support of rescue operations, transportation and supply of small-size search and rescue floating crafts. The ship can carry 4 boats and 2 helicopters. Displacement – 7,500 t, length – 111 m, width – 24 m, speed – 22 knots, cruising range – 5,000 miles.