Russian Directorate of Deep Sea Research (GUGI) destined NEWCON Pr.02760 oceanographic research vessel (OIS) "Evgeny Gorigledzhan" departed PSZ Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad during the late evening, 17 May 2022 and arrived in anchorage Nr.66 outside Balitysk Naval Base by the early morning 18 May 2022. Unit was noted loitering until first light & highly likely commenced a further round of manufacturer's sea trials in the southern Baltic Sea during the forenoon.
|Pr.02760 OIS "Evgeny Gorigledzhan" seen departing|
PSZ Yantar shipyard, 25 January 2022
OIS Gorigledzhan was last noted active conducting likely embarked underwater systems testing west of Cape Taran in mid-April 2022. This latest round of sea trials indicates the platform is progressing towards handover which is anticipated later in the year.
OIS Evgeny Gorigledzhan is designed to conduct underwater surveillance activity for the secretive GUGI organisation and is believed to carry up to two crewed submersibles. In addition, she will almost certainly be capable of operating current and future GUGI-owned underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
Further information on the evolution of OIS "Evgeny Gorigledzhan" can be found in this excellent article from Covert Shores HERE