Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vympel Shipyard launches patrol boat Mangust built under import substitution program



Rybinsk August 27, 2015 - On August 26, Vympel Shipyard launched the Mangust, fast patrol boat of Project 12150 (Hull No 02641), the shipyard’s press center says.  




According to the statement, the ship has been built under the program on import substitution –due to the sanctions imposed on Russia, М470МК engine manufactured by Zvezda OJSC (Saint-Petersburg) was installed instead of MTU engine (Germany). 




Upon completion of mooring and sea trials and acceptance/delivery tests, the boat will leave for Vyborg based  Border Service of FSB in  Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region. 




All in all, the shipyard is to build 7 patrol boats of Mangust type with engines manufactured by Zvezda.




Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Region based Vympel Shipyard is a fast-growing company specializing in building of medium-, small-tonnage sea-going and river vessels and boats both for military and civil sectors. Since its inception in 1930, VYMPEL Shipyard had built more than 30,000 ships of various types. For the last 40 years the company had built and delivered more than 1,800 boats to customers in 29 countries in Europe, Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and South America. Vympel Shipyard is building serial new generation missile and patrol boats, fast SAR boats, fire-fighting boats, survey and fishery vessels, tugs and other craft.

All photos courtesy Vympel.

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