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The second vessel for Sakhalin and the Kuriles was launched
The second vessel for Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands was launched at the Nevsky Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Plant. The cargo-passenger ship of the Kuril direction is called "Pavel Leonov".
This was announced by the Governor of the Sakhalin Region Valery Limarenko in his Telegram channel. The vessel is designed to carry 146 passengers, general cargo, containers and vehicles between Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands. "Pavel Leonov" is equipped with a cargo crane.
Since August 2018, by order of Sakhalinleasingflot JSC, construction of two ice-class vessels of the PV-22 project is underway in St. Petersburg. In May of this, the first ferry for the Kuriles, Admiral Nevelskoy, was launched.
Earlier it was reported that the ice-class cargo-passenger ship "Pavel Leonov" rolled out onto an open slipway... The completion of the construction of vessels for connecting Sakhalin with the Kuriles is scheduled for December 2020. They should go online early next year.