The Ambal railway ferry belonging to Oboronlogistics, operating on the Ust-Luga — Baltiysk line, is currently engaged to deliver equipment, materials and specialized medical equipment necessary for the construction of a multifunctional medical center in the Kaliningrad region, and will later take part in events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic war.
Taking into account the importance of the tasks performed by the ferry, Russian Maritime register of shipping decided to extend the term of the next qualification inspection of the ferry until the possibility of its carrying out, but no later than August 28, 2020. The current classification certificate, as well as the Convention certificates, remain valid for the entire extension period.
The construction of multifunctional medical centers, including in the Kaliningrad region, was organized by the Russian defense Ministry on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation. The ferry schedule and loading/unloading schedule are monitored by the National defense control center of the Russian Federation and are included in the daily report on the progress of construction to the country's leadership.
Classification survey is mandatory for all types of water transport and is conducted every five years to confirm the class of the vessel, its serviceable technical condition (hull, electronics, mechanisms) and compliance with environmental safety requirements.