Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad started building an oceanographic vessel for the Russian Federation Defense Ministry (RF DM), according to a report on Itar-Tass. Reportedly designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau -- a leading Russian Naval Company designing fast speed missile and patrol ships and boats – the 5200-ton vessel will measure 108 x 17.2 m, and will be commissioned in mid-2013.
According to the news agency report, Yantar Shipbuilders are currently building the Seliger research vessel of project 11982, planned to be commissioned in June 2011. The Baltic shipbuilding plant Yantar in Kaliningrad was founded on July 8, 1945. It is specialising in the building of small- and medium-tonnage civilian and military ships and vessels, as well as in conducting ship repairs. Over 65 years of operation it reportedly has built 154 warships