2015 May 7 16:43

Vympel Shipyard launches patrol boat of project 1496М1 (photo)

On May 6, 2015, Vympel Shipyard (Yaroslavl region) launched border patrol boat of project 1496М1 Lamantin (Hull No 01407), the last boat in the series, the Company’s press center says.

The shipyard starts building modernized boats of the project.

Having been launched, the boat was tugged to the moorage wall. When mooring, sea and acceptance trials are completed the boat will leave for Balaklava, her port of registration.

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.