The black sea fleet has lost the intelligence ship Liman.
The ship black sea fleet (BSF) of the Russian Federation “Liman”, received a hole and sank, all crew members are alive, according to the Ministry of defense of Russia.
“The ship “Liman” from the holes below the waterline sank”, – reported in the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation.
“All members of the crew of the research vessel of the black sea fleet “Liman” in its entirety alive, healthy, and currently are preparing to evacuate Turkish rescue ship on the Russian ship,” – said in the defense Ministry.
The defense Ministry stressed that the reports of missing crew members are not true.
As said in the defense Ministry, the scene is directed in one and a half miles of the Russian vessel “Ulus star”, which will take the entire crew on the base of the black sea fleet.
“Estuary” – average intelligence ship black sea fleet. On Thursday, 40 kilometers North-West of the Bosphorus Strait in the Black sea, he was holed starboard side below the waterline.
In turn, the Turkish media reported that the Russian ship was holed in a collision with a vessel under Togo flag, which was carrying cattle.
The Turkish Agency “Dogan” he argues, citing local officials that the cause of the collision was a thick fog in the area.
According to the Agency, the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim called his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the incident.
PS. The painful loss. The ship, though old, but their tasks are performed.
Average intelligence ship “Liman”
Displacement: 1560 t
Dimensions: length – 73,3 m, a width of 11,2 m, draft – 3,9 m.
the Speed full speed: 17 knots.
Cruising range: 9700 miles at 11 knots.
Powerplant: 2 diesel 6TD48, 3300 HP, 2 shaft.
History of the ship:
Average intelligence ship building 861
Ships of this series were built in Gdansk, Poland. According to NATO classification – Moma Class. Total for the project in the period 1967-73, he was built 29 ships. Some of them (9 units) were converted into reconnaissance ships at St. 861М, three more units of the same has been converted into BRD (without a project).
The composition of the special equipment of these vehicles included: radar “don”, hydroacoustics – “Bronze”, etc., the instrument signals intelligence – “Rotor-N”, the “shift-M”, “Watch-10”, “Watch-12”, MRR-1-7, “VITOK-AK”, “Vizir-M”, “Node”, “Kaira” and other Ships of this project were not carrying weapons. Hydrographic ship “Liman” was built in Poland in Gdansk in the GCC “Stocni Polnocny” (serial No. 861/19). Launched 19.08.1970, came into operation 23.12.1970, part of the Northern fleet. In 1974, the ship was transferred to black sea fleet.
The ship made more than a dozen Oceanographic campaigns in the Atlantic and Indian oceans in the vicinity of ports: Halifax, St. John (Canada), Shroud (USA), Havana (Cuba), Dakar (Senegal), Aden and Bombay (India), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Hodeidah (Yar). But in addition, dozens of campaigns in the Mediterranean calling at the ports of Greece, Syria, Guinea, Spain and other countries.
In 1989, the ship was converted into a scout ship.
From 1990 to 2010, “Lyman” made the 13 long hikes in the Mediterranean sea with a stop in Tartous (Syria) and Bizerte (Tunisia).
In April-may 1999 reconnaissance ship Liman was in the Adriatic sea in the vicinity of the zone of the military operation of NATO against Yugoslavia with the purpose of obtaining intelligence information.
The ship was part 519-th separate reconnaissance battalion of the black sea Fleet, based at South Bay (Sevastopol).
27.04.2017 g. intelligence ship Liman as a result of collision with the vessel “Youzarsif H” (IMO:7611547 flag, built 1977, on their way from the Romanian port of Midia with a load of cattle to the port of Aqaba, Jordan) was holed starboard side below the waterline. The incident occurred 40 kilometers North-West of the Bosphorus Strait in heavy fog.The crew began fighting for survival, of the Main black sea fleet base in the area of the incident came out of the rescue ships SB-739 and the EPRON rescue service fleet, as the area was off duty an-26 aircraft with rescuers on Board. The struggle for survival gave no results, and the crew was forced to abandon ship. Assistance in the evacuation of the crew had a Turkish Coast guard.In this area has been redirected to nearby Russian vessel “Ulus Star” (IMO:9297125, the flag of the Russian Federation), coming from Astrakhan in Ravenna (Italy), the crew of “Estuary” in full force was brought aboard the vessel. Intelligence ship Liman in the incident sank at 14:48 local time at the point 41.508° / 28.949°.
This ship was at different times commander:
– captain 3rd rank A. Bartyshev;
– captain of the 3rd rank of deacons A. S.;
captain of the 3rd rank K. Belyaev
“Liman” in Sevastopol. 21 Feb 2017