RS Signs Classification Agreement with Nordic Yards
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Nordic Yards Wismar GMBH have signed an agreement on classification under construction and survey for compliance with the applicable statutory requirements of two MPSV 06 NY multipurpose icebreaking salvage vessels. The ships of 7 MW each to be constructed by 2015 in Wismar (Germany) under the Federal Target Program Transport System Development in Russia (2010-2015) by the order of the Federal Treasury Institution State Customer Directorate for Sea Transport Development Programs.
The basic MPSV 06 project was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau and finalized by Nordic Yards Wismar GMBH. The project RS class notation is КM Icebreaker6  AUT1-ICS OMBO FF2WS EPP DYNPOS-2 Tug SDS<60 Salvage ship.
The main tasks of the ships are salvage operations; oil spill response; fire fighting on floating and shore facilities; towage and escort of vessels in distress; search of and salvage services to ships in distress; search, rescue, evacuation and accommodation of humans, medical assistance rendering; underwater engineering work.
An MPSV 06 NY salvage ship will be able to engage in icebreaking operations in port and port vicinity as well as in freezing non-arctic seas at ice thickness not in excess of 1.5 m. Afore the ship there is a landing platform for helicopters. There is also a high-speed salvage workboat with a speed up to 35 knots and capacity up to 24 persons.
To explore the sea bottom and damaged items as deep as to 1,000 m, a Scorpio remotely operated deepsea submersible is to be installed on board as well as two diving systems to enable operations at depths up to 60 m (with underwater television equipment, cutting and welding equipment) and deep-sea (up to 300 m) engineering operations providing the divers may stay for a long time under pressure.
•length overall – 87.75 meters;
•beam – 18.5 meters;
•depth – 9 meters;
•draft – 6.52 meters;
•speed – 15 knots;
•sea endurance – 30 days;
•crew – 26 persons;
•special personnel – 12 persons;
•survivors – 95 persons.