To ensure effective action by naval forces of the APU in the exclusive economic zone and in the zone of national interests of Ukraine Ministry of Infrastructure gave the commander of the Ukrainian Navy Igor Voronchenko multipurpose salvage vessel “Alexander Okhrimenko”.
“I want to thank (for the transfer of the ship – ed.) of the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan and his Deputy Yuriy Lavrenyuk. This important event took place thanks to the joint efforts and hard work of the Navy command, of the administration of seaports of Ukraine and senior staff of the Ministry of Infrastructure. We will make the Navy stronger, which will continue to stand in defense of the Maritime borders, successfully protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country”, – said at the handover ceremony, Admiral Voronchenko.
On August 29 a meeting of property of the Commission on consideration of questions concerning the disposition of property, namely, the transfer of multipurpose salvage vessel “Alexander Okhrimenko” from the sphere of management of the Ministry of infrastructure in the management of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine. At the meeting, the Commission adopted a positive decision on the transfer of the ship part of naval forces of VSU.
Prerequisites for the transfer was a critical need for a ship of this class for solving problems of naval defense and operations of the Navy APU in the exclusive economic zone and in the zone of national interests of Ukraine.
According to the chief of search and rescue service of Management of operational (combat) support Command headquarters Navy APU captain 1st rank Alexei Nesterov, in accordance with the special tactical characteristics and capabilities of the rescue ship “Alexander Okhrimenko” may be involved in search and rescue and mine action support, conducting diving, hydrographic, scientific research and other special works.