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In Primorye, the Sapphire patrol ship was launched

The ceremonial launching of the border patrol ship "Sapphire" took place on August 6 at the "Vostochnaya Verf" enterprise in Primorye, the press service of the head of the region reports.

A multifunctional ship was built at the shipyard in May of 2012 by order of the Frontier Department of the FSB.

The ship "Sapphire" has a powerful engine of 11 thousand horsepower. It is also equipped with modern navigation equipment and has a helipad at the stern. The vessel is armed with a 30mm cannon and two machine guns.

After launching the vessel, the shipyard workers will complete construction work. The flag on the ship will be raised by October this year. Sapphire will operate in Primorye in the Nakhodka area.

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