The rescue ship "Commune "of the black sea fleet of the Russian Navy (Navy) received in Novorossiysk a modernized deep-water vehicle as-28 project 1855" Prize", delivered by rail from St. Petersburg, and is being sent to its base in Sevastopol, the Russian defense Ministry reports.
"The as-28 deep-sea vehicle underwent modernization and scheduled repairs, during which it was equipped with modern traffic control systems, updated sound and underwater communications and video surveillance equipment," the military Department notes.
In August 2005, the AC-28 off the coast of Kamchatka caught a screw on poaching nets and a military antenna grid, as a result of which it got stuck at a depth of about 200 meters. The deep-sea vehicle was released using the British automatic rescue vehicle Super Scorpio ROV. The seven sailors, who had been under water for more than 70 hours, did not require serious medical assistance.
The ship "Commune", launched in 1913 and now adapted for the deployment of manned rescue vehicles, is the oldest active ship of the Russian Navy. The as-28 deep-sea vehicle of project 1855 "Prize" was launched in 1985.