Heavy lift vessel Rolldock Storm carrying the Kilo submarine Russia built for Vietnam arrived at the Cam Ranh port in central Khanh Hoa province on June 30 after a one-and-a-half-month voyage from St Petersburg.

The submarine named Da Nang will be launched within a couple of days.

Having a displacement of 3,000-3,950 tonnes, the nearly-74m-long submarine can operate at a maximum depth of 300 metres and at a range of 6,000-7,500 nautical miles for 45 days and nights with 52 crew members.

The submarine is the fourth of the six Kilo-class submarines that Vietnam purchased from Russia to modernise its navy, enhancing the capacity to defend the country’s territorial waters.

In 2014 and early 2015, three submarines of the same class were handed over to the Submarine Brigade 189 under THE Vietnamese Navy, namely HQ-182 Hanoi and HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh City, and HQ-184 Hai Phong.-VNA