The Nevsky Shipyard in Leningrad Oblast near St. Petersburg has delivered a second ro-pax ferry built for Sakhalin Region to the customer.
The PV22 Project “Pavel Leonov” was ordered by Sakhalinleasingflot to transport cargo and passengers between the port of Korsakov on the Sakhalin Island and the Kuril islands of Kunashir, Shikotan, and Iturup.
The sistership of the “Pavel Leonov”, the “Admiral Nevelskoy”, arrived at Sakhalin at the end of April.
PV22 Project is based on the MPSV07 Arctic rescue vessel project, of which the Nevsky Shipyard has built four units.
The ferries have a passenger capacity of 146 people and can take on board 896 cmb of cargo into their holds plus 24 containers and 6 cars.
It is expected that after they start operating the passenger and freight traffic on the Kuril service will triple.