Морспасслужба Росморречфлота




Decision to establish Marine Rescue Service was adopted by Order
of the Council of Ministers of the USSR dated August 23, 1956
No. 5128-p. According to this order, execution of ship lifting and
underwater technical works for all civil departments was
passed to the new service within the Ministry of Maritime Fleet
of the USSR.

For many years of its existence, MRS (Note. Abbreviated name
of Federal Budgetary Institution “Marine Rescue Service of
Rosmorrechfl ot” is also translated from Russian as “Morspassluzhba”)
has undergone a number of structural and organizational
changes, as a result of which, today, MRS is subordinated to the
Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Ministry
of Transport of the Russian Federation and controls ten branches,
organized on the basis of basin Emergency Salvage Deparments:

  • Azov-Black Sea Branch;
  • Arkhangelsk Branch;
  • Baltic Branch;
  • Kaliningrad Branch;
    Caspian Branch;
    Kamchatka Branch;
    Kazakhstan Branch;
    Primorsky Branch;
    Northern Branch;
    Sakhalin Branch.
    For the 60-year history, Marine Rescue Service has fulfi lled
    a great number of unique operations, implemented the
    latest patterns of equipment and put into operation dozens
    of ships.
    Today the organization continues to replenish the fl eet,
    to equip with new models of equipment. As in former
    times, Marine Rescue Service remains a reliable and responsible
    partner for the marine industry in key areas of
    • Provision of safety for works on off shore projects, including
    oil and oil products spill preparedness and response
    • Ocean and sea towage of watercrafts and complex structures,
    including off shore drilling platforms
    • Underwater technical (diving) works

Provision of services by the fl eet, including by parent vessels
for geophysical, geotechnical works and for the deployment
and use of remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV)
• Deep water works using remotely operated underwater vehicles
• Emergency salvage and rescue works in the sea basins
• Hydrometeorological observations and environmental surveys
• Hydrographic works
• Transportation of dangerous goods, including radioactive
goods in specialized package
• Training in the integrated training center