October 18, 2012

Second Indian Frigate Gears Up for Delivery

JSC Yantar Shipyard (Kaliningrad, Russia) has finished sea phase of acceptance trials of Project 11356 frigate INS Tarkash built for Indian Navy.

The sea phase of trials took place in the Baltic Sea and finished on Oct 12. All shipboard systems and arms were tested in the presence of the client's state commission. The frigate was found ready for the closing phase which started on Oct 15 at the shipyard's basin.

According to the acceptance trials program, the shipyard must paint the ship's hull, complete furnishing of interior premises and hold the proof trial run. That will be done till Nov 9 when the frigate is to be handed over to Indian Navy.

The solemn handover ceremony of INS Tarkash will be held on Nov 9 at Yantar. The ceremony will start at 10.25 am on the ship moored at the outfitting quay. At 12.30 am, it is planned to hold press conference on the ship's heliport. The ceremony will be attended by top-ranking representatives of Indian embassy and Joint Naval Staff, directors of United Shipbuilding Corporation, Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation, Rosoboronexport, and regional authorities.
JSC Yantar Shipyard was established on July 8, 1945 on the basis of Koenigsberg shipyards F. Schichau. It is specialized in construction of light and intermediate tonnage vessels for military and civil purposes, as well as ship repair works. Through the 67-year long history, the yard has built 155 warships and over 500 civil vessels. Currently, Yantar's majority shareholder is government represented by United Shipbuilding Corporation.


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