"We’ve made a program helping personnel promptly learn onboard systems and units, as well as operational and maintenance procedures. Apart from an array of detailed 3D models, there are textual descriptions for them", shared Sergey Makeyev, IT manager at Spetssudoproject.Structurally, the software is a hierarchical directory containing all the ship’s systems, from large machines to their smaller components. One of the key advantages of the electronic manual is simpler interaction between the crew and repairmen.
"The crane was recently docked. It took the engineer five minutes to find, print and handover to dockers the list of components needed for repairs: number of bolts, their grade, and so. Another ship was docked nearby. Look, the crew spent three days to find repair docs and draw the schemes to show how to fix defects!", Igor Shagoun, the Northern Fleet’s tutor engineer for supply vessels commented the novelty.
The Project 02690 floating cranes are commissioned in the Russian Navy since 2014. Currently, the Navy operates nine vessels of this project; another one is being completed at Almaz shipyard in St. Petersburg. The Project 02690 floating cranes are used, in particular, for loading Caliber cruise missiles onboard Project 636.3 diesel electric submarines.