Admiral: the ship «amber» will help to raise the «San Juan», if it is able to find

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in photobackpack water Oceanographic vessel YantarAdmiral: the ship «amber» will help to raise the «San Juan», if it is able to find© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Oceanographic research vessel (OIC) of the Navy of Russia «amber», directed to Argentina in search of the submarine «San Juan», can classify found underwater object and provide it rise from the depths, said to RIA Novosti on Thursday, former commander of the Baltic fleet (2001-2006) Admiral Vladimir Valuev.

The Russian defense Ministry on behalf of Vladimir Putin sent to Argentina to search for the missing in the Atlantic submarine mobile group of rescuers from the Navy with remote controlled unmanned underwater vehicle «Panther Plus».

In the area of search operations on the coast of Africa also aims research vessel «Yantar». The ship is equipped with two machines that can dive to a depth of 6 kilometers.

«OIC «amber» will reach the search area of the submarine «San Juan» for five to seven days. Its means the ship will help to classify was found underwater object and provide it rise from the depths,» — said Valuev.

He noted that «his submersibles also can provide an exit from an emergency submarine and rise from the depths». «Given the time of transition, unfortunately, is hardly necessary,» said the Admiral.

Valuev added that «under the circumstances, in my opinion, it would be advisable to first send to the area of operations our anti-submarine aircraft Il-38 to search for submarines.»

Autonomous manned submersibles (AGA), located on the «Amber» are the main special equipment. The vessel can be used YEAH two types: project 16810 Rus ‘ and the project 16811 Consul. «Amber» can simultaneously carry and to provide the use of two devices of this type.

Displacement of the vessel — 5,2 thousand tons, length is 108.1 meters, width of 17.2 meters. The maximum speed of 15 knots. The crew — 60 people.

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