Vympel Shipyard launches border patrol boat of project 1496М1 Lamantin for FSB coast guard (photo)
On 3 October 2017, Vympel Shipyard (Yaroslavl region) launched a modernized border patrol boat of project 1496М1 Lamantin (hull No 01408) for FSB Coast Guard, the Company’s press center says.
Modernization of the project was performed by Vympel Shipyard to make it comply with the current requirements of FSB Coast Guard.
Upgraded boat of project 1496М1 has improved technical characteristics and meets the requirements of all boats of this class. It is equipped with the engines produced by the Yaroslavl based engine plant. The propulsion plant including propellers and shafts is also of Russian origin.
The Lamantin will undergo sea and acceptance/delivery tests in the Rybinsk Reservoir and then in the Black Sea. The boat will be deployed for operation in the Republic of Crimea with Kerch as the port of registration.
Boat’s class notation - КМ Ice3 R2 АUT3 of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
Key characteristics: full displacement – 119.55 t; LOA – 30.8 m; BOA – 6.7 m; draft – 2.0 m; speed at full displacement - 18 knots; cruising range at full displacement – 2,000; endurance - 20 days.
Vympel Shipyard specializes in the construction of medium- and light-tonnage seagoing and river vessels and boats both for military and civil sectors. Since its inception in 1930, the company was built more than 30,000 ships of various types. Over the past 40 years, the shipbuilding company has delivered more than 1,800 boats to 29 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. Currently Vympel Shipyard is building serial combat missile / patrol boats of new generation, high-speed SAR boats, firefighting ships, hydrographic survey and fishing vessels, tugs and other dedicated fleet, providing warranty / maintenance service for its products.