The first stage of repair of the scientific research vessel of the Ukrainian Scientific Center for Marine Ecology “Vladimir Parshin” was completed at the Black Sea Ship Repair Yard.
The first stage of repair work lasted about a month – from the end of November 2018.
The ship stood in Yuzhny port for eight years, after which the UNCEM achieved a budget allocation of 15.7 million hryvnias for its repair. The situation was complicated by the fact that the ship was not on the move, and “Parshin” 6 hours towed from port Yuzhny to Chernomorsk.
At the first stage, the hull was completely cleaned and refurbished, they underwent priming and painting. At the second stage, work will be done to replace the radionavigation equipment, the propeller -steering group and the main engine. They will also replace fire and rescue equipment.
“Vladimir Parshin” was built in 1989 at the shipyard of the Finnish company Wärtsilä in the city of Turku. The vessel is equipped with seven laboratories and is capable of carrying out a complex of hydrophysical, hydrochemical, hydrobiological, meteorological, radioecological and geoecological investigations of various marine environments (water, bottom sediments and hydrobionts), including monitoring of pollution levels. It is capable of taking soil samples at a four-mile depth.
The gross capacity of the vessel is 752 tons, deadweight – 272 tons, length – 49,9 meters, width – 10 meters. There are no analogs to Vladimir Parshin in Ukraine now.
As the head of the National Antarctic Science Center Yevgeny Dyky noted, if the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Finance in the first quarter of 2019 allocate funds for the completion of work, then in the autumn of this year Ukrainian science will again have the flagship of the scientific fleet, which is quite sufficient for many tasks in the Black Sea, from the ecological monitoring according to the standards and requirements of the EU Directives to fundamental oceanographic research.
“Considering that our Black Sea neighbors also do not have too many modern research vessels, the EU tenders for work in our sea can also be won, in addition to solving national problems,” the head of the National Academy of Sciences believes.
Taken from: https://censor.net.ua/n3106387