The Mariupol port authority, a division of the Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA), has sent the Sborschik-335 motor vessel for dockside repairs. It will be the fourth of the Mariupol port authority’s vessels to undergo scheduled repairs in 2019.

The Mariupol port authority announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

“The vessel is currently being prepared for docking. The planned repair works include upgrade of its hull, thorough inspection for defects, replacement of metal structures and cladding, and painting of its underwater part, deck, and hull,” the statement said.

During repair of the motor vessel, special attention will be paid to the equipment that ensures its uninterrupted operation under any conditions: the operation of the main components, electrical installations, and its vital mechanisms will be tuned.

The motor vessel was delivered to the Azov ship repair plant for repair on September 24. The repair work will cost UAH 3.1 million.

According to preliminary information, the repair and launch of the motor vessel are expected to be completed before the end of 2019.

As the CFTS portal reported, the repair of the Orlik pilot cutter was completed at the Mykolaiv shipyard in September. This pilot cutter was the ninth vessel to be repaired for the USPA’s Delta-Pilot affiliate and the 17th for to be repaired for the USPA in 2019.