Ukrainian Navy returned A947 Yany Kapu sea tug to service

27.04.20
Ukrainian Navy returned A947 Yany Kapu sea tug to service

Ukrainian Navy repaired Yany Kapu sea tug returned from the Russian captivity with its own assets, said the Ukrainian Navy Commandant Ihor Voronchenko in his interview to Ukrainian MoD TV channel.

We have repaired Yany Kapu sea tug and it will return to its base in Odesa these days, said Ihor Voronchenko.

Repairs were conducted at Ukrainian Navy base in Ochakiv, where the sea tug arrived on November 20, 2019. Few days prior P176 Nikopol artillery boat seized by Russia in the Black sea neutral waters along with Yanu Kapu and Bediansk on November 25, 2018, was floated out after repairs in Mykolaiv.

P175 Berdyansk artillery boat that has suffered more damage will soon head to Mykolaiv shipbuilding factory. As it was previously announced all three captured vessels will be repaired and returned to sea before summer 2020.

In terms of specifications, the Yany Kapu has a displacement of 303 tons, a length of 29.3m, a beam of 8.3m and a draft of 3.09m. The sea tug can reach a full speed of 11.4 knots and has a range of 1,650 miles at 11 knots. It is propulsed by 2 diesel engines x 600 h.p., 2 shafts and is equipped with 2x12.7mm DShKM machine guns.



Sources:
Navy Recognition