In Russia, resumed production hydrofoils of the type «Comet». They can start to deliver abroad. According to the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov, the ship that managed to build after a long break, was named «Seagull», as it was designed in Rybinsk in the Yaroslavl region, where he works as a Deputy Valentina Tereshkova.
Manufacture of courts of type «Comet» has resumed in Russia. According to the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov, they can start to deliver abroad, RIA Novosti reported.
After the meeting the co-chairs of the Russian-Greek joint Commission on economic, industrial and scientific-technical cooperation, Minister of transport said that the first thing built after a long break, the ship, named «Seagull», as it was designed in Rybinsk in the Yaroslavl region, where the «works as a Deputy Valentina Tereshkova».
«Do you remember what her Callsign while flying in space was «Chaika». So this «Comet» was named «Chaika». Now it is almost ready. Therefore, if the Greek company want to buy it, the contract is, in my opinion, is still open,» — said Sokolov.
He added that the Rybinsk plant is ready to produce such vessels. Sokolov also said the information according to which Greece is discussing the purchase of «Comets» Alexeyev plant.
«We will be happy. And although shipbuilding is a competence of the Ministry of industry, I as transport Minister and as co-chair of the joint Commission is ready to support any proposals of Greece,» he said.
Currently JSC «Shipyard «Vympel», which cooperates with the Greek company «Argonautica ploes» on the construction and transfer of marine passenger ships on underwater wings «Comet 120M» negotiating the construction of four hydrofoil SPK «Comet 120M». In the supply of vessels interested in a potential Greek customer. The cost of one ship more than six million euros.