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Sorum-class tugboat

The Sorum-class seagoing tugboat, also known as Project 745P in Russian Coast Guard service, is a seagoing tug that is currently in service in the Russian Coast Guard and was in other services at one point. These vessels will perform the standard missions of a seagoing tug boat with other missions such as protecting and patrolling Russian maritime borders, enforcing navigational rules and law enforcement, search and rescue, and fisheries protection.

Class overview
Name: Sorum class
Builders: Yaroslavl Shipyard
Operators: Russian Border Guard.svg Russian Coast Guard
In commission: 1974
Active: 17
General characteristics
Type: Seagoing patrol tugboat
Displacement: 1,620 t (1,590 long tons; 1,790 short tons)
Length: 56.5 m (185 ft 4 in)
Beam: 12.64 m (41 ft 6 in)
Draft: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Speed: Max: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Range:
  • 8,000 nmi (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph)
  • 6,700 nmi (12,400 km; 7,700 mi) at 13 kn
Endurance: 40 days
Complement: 47
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 2 x Don navigation radars
  • 1 x Kolonka-1 fire control system
  • Communication systems
Armament:

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DesignEdit

The tugs are modified versions of the original Project 745. They are armed with two 30 mm guns giving them the ability to fire on surface, air, and ground targets and are equipped with the Kolonka-1 fire control system to control these weapons. They are equipped with electric motors, and diesel generators.[1]

HistoryEdit

One seagoing tug was involved in an incident involving Greenpeace where the tug fired warning shots, and later seized a Greenpeace vessel after they attempted to board an oil rig in the Arctic in 2013.[2] Another Sorum-class tugboat rammed a Ukrainian tug in the Azov Sea on 25 November 2018.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Seagoing tugs". Russianships.info. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Russia 'seizes' Greenpeace ship after Arctic rig protest". BBC. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Navy tugboat Yani Kipi vs Russian coastguard". liveuamap. Retrieved 25 November 2018.