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09.03.20 19:31
MPSV12 rescue tugboat "Bakhtrmir" is in the final annual review of the leading international magazine "International Tug & OSV"



MPSV12 rescue arctic ice tugboat "Bakhtrmir" was included in the final annual review of 2019 of the international magazine "International Tug & OSV", specializing in port and offshore fleet.
 
The review presents the most notable tugboats and supply vessels built in 2019 at shipyards around the world and for a variety of purposes, sizes and capacities.
 
The deadweight of the vessel is unique for such sizes and Arctic ice class ARC5: with a draft of 4.50 m / 3.20 m it is noted 1936 tons / 440 tons respectively. And the daily autonomy of the vessel in terms of fuel, water and provisions is 30.
 
Recall that the head MPSV12 vessel "Bakhtrmir" (building No. 1201) was put into operation on 16.05.2019 by Nevsky Shipyard (general director Evgeniy Kuznetsov).
 
FSD "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation is a Customer. There are 4 vessels in the series.
 
Vessel's project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat (MSV) is a small-draught (working diapason is of 3.2-4.5 m) vessel with Arctic ice Arc 5 class, with inclined stem, with double-tier long forecastle, with ER located in middle, with diesel power system, with 2 controllable-pitch propellers, with 2 bow thrusters and single aft one.
 
MSV is intended the following operations:
 
• patrolling and emergency salvage duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions in accordance with class notation;
• search and assistance for vessels in distress;
• salvage activity; ship-repairing; diving works at the depth till 60 m; underwater technical works including cutting & welding;
• towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, also fulfillment of marine towage of vessels and floating objects, including ice towages;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills (LARN);
• search and investigation of potentially dangerous underwater objects;
• search, salvage, evacuation operations for people, rendering medical aid for people;
• give assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• delivery of general and liquid cargoes;
• transportation of personnel;
• control of remotely operated uninhabited deep-sea device of working class with 3000 m submergence depth.
 
The vessel was designed due to Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation of KM Arc 5 AUT2 FF2WS DYNPOS-2 Salvage ship.
 
Principal dimensions of the MPSV12 vessel are as follows:
 
length overall about 79.85 m;
length between perpendiculars 73.39 m;
breadth overall about 17.36 m;
breadth (due DWL) 16.80 m;
depth 6.70 m;
draught DWL/max 3.20/4.50 m.
 
Marine Engineering Bureau carried out complex of investigations during MPSV12 prj. creation, because occurrence of complicated functions' combinations leads to mutual conflicting tendencies when hull forms, principal particulars and other prosperities of MSV are accepted. For example, propulsion complex should be satisfied to five operational modes requirements simultaneously:
 
• operation with service speed (about 70% from full speed) which is usual for patrolling in the set region and for normal voyages;
• full speed navigation at rescue/salvage operations (free-running high speed achievement that provides time reduction of approach to vessel in distress);
• towage of floating objects (providing of necessary pulling effort while towing operations in progress);
• providing of sufficient pulling effort for refloating emergency grounded vessel;
• ice navigation, including icebreaking operations (providing of required power capacity according to RMRS Rules due to accepted ice category of vessel for ice navigation vessels).
 
Thus the draught restrictions play the main role; they are actual for considerable part of marine water areas of the country. 23 marine ports (from 66 ones) set 5 m restrictions for vessels' draught. It's impossible to provide salvage operations without usage of shallow-draught multipurpose vessels at these ports.
 
For example, such vessels are required for providing access for the following ports:
 
• in the Black sea - ports of Caucasus;
• in the Azov Sea - Kerch strait, gulf of Taganrog, and also at the marine part of Volga-Don Shipping Canal (Azov and Rostov-on-Don ports), Temryuk port;
• in the Caspian Sea - region of Makhachkala port, Volga-Caspian Canal, Olya port, Astrakhan port;
• in the Baltic Sea - eastern part of Gulf of Finland (Vyborg, Saimaa Canal), Kaliningrad Gulf;
• ports of eastern coast of Kamchatka, including Gulf of Anadyr.
 
Besides if emergency vessel is aground it is desirable to have minimal draught for MSV. By such way MSV can approach closer to object and in some cases can even bypass emergency vessel from the edge of deep-water fairway.
 
It is clear that for vessels with limited draught, free-running speed and propulsive effort is limited by the condition of ME power full recalculation. In turn ME power is determined by limitation of propellers diameter for prevention of their aeration and cavitation.
 
As a result, unique characteristics were got for Arctic ARC5 ice class vessel of such dimension, as follows: deadweight is 1820 / 320 tons while draught is 4.50 / 3.20 m, autonomy is 30 days for fuel, water and provisions stores.
 
Cargo deck area is 430 sq.m. Permissible local distributed loading in the cargo are of the main deck is 5 t/sq.m. Permissible container concentrated loading is 30 t.
 
Two diesel engines with the maximal continuous rate of 2600 kW each are used as main engines. Speed on the deep water for fresh painted hull (without fouling) is not less than 11.2 kn at draught of 3.2 m and 85% of ME capacity.
 
Power plant includes two auxiliary 750 kW diesels generators, two 1600 kW shaft generator and single 125 kW emergency generator.
 
Rudder-propeller complex includes two ice controllable-pitch propellers in nozzles and two streamlined semi-pendant semi-balanced rudders with flap.
 
Two bow thrusters and single aft one of the "screw in a tube" type with a controllable-pitch propeller are foreseen for ensuring requirements of dynamical positioning Dynpos-2, and also for improvement of controllability at low speeds, during passing narrow waters and during mooring. Thruster capacity of is of 790 kW each.
 
Tanks capacity is as follows: 500 cub.m for oily water (collected oil spill), 220/500 cub. m for FW (store / cargo), 450 / 400 cub.m for FO (store / cargo), 50 cub.m for lubricated oil (cargo), 130 cub.m for bilge water (cargo).
 
Vessel is equipped by 100 t automatic double-drum (cascade type) towing winch for towing operation and towing of emergency vessels, and also by 60 t towing hook with remote release.
 
Pull effort of the winch is defined subject to possible thrust effort of propellers while zero vessel's speed.
 
Two marine evacuation systems with 5 m launching sliders, rescue nets, 4 pcs. of 51 people living rafts, single 101 people living raft, etc. are foreseen for rescue people from the water surface.
 
High speed 17-people salvage boat is foreseen for salvage party deliverance and for vessel's operation. 6-people rescue boat is also foreseen.
 
Vessel is equipped by 2 electro-hydraulic cargo bracket cranes mounted onto columns that are located onto main deck S&P. First crane has capacity of 24 tons with 15 m outreach and second one has capacity of 0.985-0.320 tons with 2.5-6.0 m outreach.
 
The following equipment is foreseen to be mounted onboard the vessel:
 
• mobile diving unit for depth up to 60 m (equipment, including medical helium and oxygen, is located into two TEU);
• remote-controlled uninhabited deep-sea apparatus for depth up to 3000 m (location on deck in container);
• remote-controlled small-sized uninhabited apparatus for depth up to 300 m (location on deck in container).
 
In addition, the following equipment is foreseen onboard:
 
• onboard oil gathering system (2 onboard trawls StB and PS) with hydraulic pumps for transfers of the collected oil (capacity is of 100 cub. m per hour each) with telescopic cranes (boom reach is of 12 m); it includes:
    - reels with heavy oil booms (250 m length);
    - reels with permanent buoyancy booms (250 m length);
    - module with brush-chain conveyor;
• 2 pcs. of the diesel-hydraulic unit for drive of the oil spill response equipment;
• 2 stationary control boards for oil spill response equipment (mounted PS & StB);
• 2 portable control board for oil spill response equipment;
• boom-laying boats with a bow ramp (2 units). Speed is up to 25 kn. Cargo capacity is up to 1700 kg.
 
Equipment that contains hydraulic hoses (on and w/o reels), floats, towing accessories, air-inflate gauges with hoses and injection pump for skimmer are located in 10' container that is specially foreseen for oil spill equipment.
 
The following special systems are foreseen in order to fulfill special operations in accordance with vessel's functions: special water fire-extinguishing system; special foam fire-extinguishing system; special dry powder system; water-screen system; salvage bilge-pumping system; drill water system; cargo sewage system; liquid mud / brine system; recovered oil system.
 
The independent special water fire-extinguishing system is intended for fire combating at outer objects and is able for water delivery to water monitors and valve-boxes, for water screen feeding.
 
System's configuration satisfies the RS FF2WS requirements.
 
Special fire-extinguishing foam system is assigned for fire extinguishing of fire objects with help of low expansion mechanically produced air foam.
 
Foam is fed through monitors and valve-boxes of special water fire-extinguishing system.
 
Four sets of portable air-foam monitors with foam generator are foreseen.
 
The reserve of foam concentrate is placed in a tank, which capacity provides work of single monitor within not less than 30 minutes.
 
Special dry powder system is assigned for fire combating at chemical tankers and gas carriers; it includes monitor with capacity of 40 kg/s. Tank contains about 2500 kg of powder; this amount provides fire combating for area about 2500 sq.m.
 
Water-screen system provides vessel's protection against thermal influence of fire object (vessel, drilling rig, etc.). Water-screen system protects vertical surface of the vessel's hull, including superstructures and deckhouses, and also horizontal surfaces, and simultaneously does not impede visibility from the wheelhouse, control stations of fire and rescue operations and hand monitor platforms.
 
There are 12 places for crew, 22 places for special staff, 1 place expedition head, 1 place for Customer representative and 87 places for rescued including 55 seating places in the salon. Total number of places is of 123 (including seating ones).
 
There is medical block that consists of doctor's consulting room joined with dispensary, hospital with two places and isolation ward with single place.
 
Keel of the MPSV12 head vessel "Bakhtemir" (building No. 1201) was laid on 02.06.2015. She was launched on 19.08.2016 and accepted for operation on 16.05.2019.
Keel of the second vessel "Kalas" (building No. 1202) was laid on 02.06.2015. She was launched on 29.11.2016 and accepted for operation on 06.12.2019.
Keel of the third vessel "Besiug" (building No. 1203) was laid on 16.12.2015. She was launched on 01.06.2017.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Piltun" (building No. 1204) was laid on 11.03.2016. She was launched on 30.11.2017.

 
05.03.20 13:19
Krasnoe Sormovo launched the fifteenth RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Yaroslava" of 8144 t deadweight

On 05.03.2020 Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (director Mikhail Pershin) launched its fifteenth multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Yaroslava" of 8144 t deadweight (building No. 06015).
 
The head vessel of the series m\v "Pola Makaria" was included in the list of Significant Ships of 2018 of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
 
The customer is PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company", the lessee is the shipping company "Pola Rise".
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard has already built 12 multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessels and 8 more ones are at different step of construction, plus an agreement was signed for another 20 vessels.
 
For information: Nevsky Shipyard has put into operation two RSD59 vessels, the third one was launched and 2 more ones are under construction.
 
Oka Shipyard has signed contract for more 15 RSD59 vessels (6 were laid down and the head vessel was launched on 03.03.20).
 
By other words, the total order for RSD59 vessels is 60 vessels for the moment (14 ones has been constructed, 26 are in work, and 20 are in option).
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter. The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m ), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 AUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144 t.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) "Pola Makaria" (building No. 06001) was laid down on 05.09.17. She was launched on 20.04.18 and accepted for operation on 24.05.2018.
Keel of the second vessel "Pola Filofea" (building No. 06002) was laid down on 19.09.17. She was launched on 08.06.2018 and accepted for operation on 05.07.2018.
Keel of the third vessel "Pola Sofia" (building No. 06003) was laid down on 25.09.17. She was launched on 12.07.2018 and accepted for operation on 08.08.2018.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Pola Feodosia" (building No. 06004) was laid down on 20.12.17. She was launched on 17.08.18 and accepted for operation on 14.09.2018.
Keel of the fifth vessel "Pola Fiva" (building No. 06005) was laid down on 25.12.17. She was launched on 21.09.18 and accepted for operation on 15.10.2018.
Keel of the sixth vessel "Idel 1" (building No. 06006) was laid down on 25.09.18. She was launched on 21.02.19 and accepted for operation on 16.05.2019.
Keel of the seventh vessel "Idel 2" (building No. 06007) was laid down on 27.11.18. She was launched on 05.04.19 and accepted for operation on 23.05.2019.
Keel of the eighth vessel "Idel 3" (building No. 06008) was laid down on 14.12.18. She was launched on 14.05.19 and accepted for operation on 28.06.2019.
Keel of the ninth vessel "Andrey Zuev" (building No. 06009) was laid down on 28.02.19. She was launched on 21.06.19 and accepted for operation on 16.07.2019.
Keel of the tenth vessel "Pola Harita" (building No. 06010) was laid down on 18.04.19. She was launched on 02.08.19 and accepted for operation on 06.09.2019.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "Pola Pelagia" (building No. 06011) was laid down on 21.05.19. She was launched on 20.09.2019 and accepted for operation on 11.10.2019.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "Aleksandr Sokolov" (building No. 06012) was laid down on 28.06.19. She was launched on 25.10.2019 and accepted for operation on 12.11.2019.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Pola Anastasia" (building No. 06013) was laid down on 20.08.19. She was launched on 12.12.2019.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel "Pola Maria " (building No. 06014) was laid down on 30.09.19. She was launched on 30.01.2020.
Keel of the fifteenth vessel "Pola Yaroslava" (building No. 06015) was laid down on 01.11.19. She was launched on 05.03.2020.

 
03.03.20 12:53
The first RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Petrotrans-5901" of 8144 t deadweight was launched for the company "Petrotrans"



On 03.03.2020 the first multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Petrotrans-5901" of 8144 t (building No. 5901) was launched for the company"Petrotrans".
 
The customer is PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company", the lessee is the shipping company"Petrotrans".
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Oka Shipyard is building 15 RSD59 vessels (the first five are for the shipping company "Petrotrans", the next ten - for the shipping company "Astrol").
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
 
The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m ), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 AUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144 t.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Oka Shipyard) "Petrotrans-5901" (building No. 5901) was laid down on 30.07.19. She was launched on 03.07.19.
Keel of the second vessel (building No. 5902) was laid down on 27.09.19.
Keel of the third vessel (building No. 5903) was laid down on 30.10.19.
Keel of the fourth vessel (building No. 5904) was laid down on 29.11.19.
Keel of the fifth vessel (building No. 5905) was laid down on 27.12.19.
Keel of the sixth vessel (building No. 5906) was laid down on 28.01.20.

 
01.03.20 19:32
7MW multipurpose MPSV06 rescue vessel "Beringov Proliv" completed six operations on ice pilotage in the seaports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan



According to the site of Marine Salvage Service of Rosmorrechflot, 7MW multipurpose MPSV06 rescue vessel "Beringov Proliv" of Icebreaker 6 class completed six ice pilotage operations of six vessels in the seaports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan for the seven days of February 2020.
 
The demand for the icebreaking capabilities of MPSV06 "Beringov Proliv" and the professionalism of the crew were very high."Beringov Proliv" has had more than twenty such operations in less than two months. All of them were complex and required high availability of both vessel's technical condition and the skills of sailors. Six icebreaking operations have been completed over the past seven days.
 
On 22nd of February icebreaking assistance of the bulk carrier "Orient Loong" from the berth point to the anchorage point N 10 of the port of Vanino was carried out, as well as channel clearing from pier No. 5 to the Vanino port's anchorage point N 5 for bulk carrier "DUKE".
 
On 24th of February releasing of the bulk carrier "Nord Beluga" and icebreaking assistance from the berth point to Vanino port's pier N 3 has been made.
 
On 25th of February icebreaking assistance of the bulk carrier "Flag Hope" was carried out from the convoy formation point to pier N 5, then from the berth to the Vanino port's anchorage point N 5. On the same day, there was an ice release operation of the m/v "Captain Ermakov" in the Okocha bay of Sovetskaya Gavan Bay.
 
On 26th of February, releasing of the bulk carrier "Nord Beluga" from ice was made in the port of Vanino.
 
On 27th of February a channel for the m/v "Captain Klimin" in the Okocha bay of Sovetskaya Gavan Bay was laid.
 
According to customers, all icebreaking operations were worked out at a high level.
 
MPSV06 vessel "Beringov Proliv" was built for FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" by "Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH" (Wismar, Germany).
 
FSE "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of Maritime and River Fleet Federal Agency (RosMorRechFlot) of RF Ministry of Transport is a Customer.
 
Technical project MPSV06 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau. Plan Approval Documentation (class project) for the vessel was issued by engineering center of "Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH".
 
Multi-purpose MPSV06 salvage ice-breaker vessel "Murman" has Icebreaker 6 class and unrestricted area of navigation; she has ice-breaker stem and cruiser aft end, enlarged double-tier forecastle and living quarters located fore. There are also has diesel-electric power station with ER located in the middle part of hull, two Azipod units and bow thrusters. Vessel's main particulars are as follows:
 
Length overall is about 87.75 m;
Breadth overall is about 19.10 m;
Breadth is 18.50 m;
Depth is 9.00 m;
Draught is 6.52 m;
Full speed is 15 kn;
Crew consists of 22 seamen including 2 medics;
Special personal includes 12 people;
Autonomy is 30 days.
 
RS class notation is KM Icebreaker 6 AUT1-ICS OMBO FF2WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Salvage ship.
 
Multi-purpose MPSV06 salvage vessel should carry out operations as follows:
 
• patrolling and emergency salvage duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions;
• give technical support and help in the regions dangerous for navigation and marine products catching, servicing of terminal transport operations;
• search and help operations for vessels;
• search, salvage, evacuation operations for people, rendering medical aid for people;
• taking emergency vessels off groundings and reefs, pumping out vessels' flooded spaces;
• towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, also fulfillment marine towage of vessels and floating objects, including ice towages;
• fulfillment of marine salvage operations, including in ice conditions;
• fulfillment of ice-breaker operations in port and near-port areas, also in frozen non-arctic seas when ice thickness is less than 1.5 m;
• give assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• rear and technical service, including underwater diving works at the depth till 60 m;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills, including oils with flashpoint less than 60°C.;
• survey and cleaning underwater hull part of vessels, floating and coastal objects;
• investigation of sea floor and damaged objects when depth is less than 1000 m.
 
Vessel is equipped with diesel-electric propulsion gear that included 4 diesel-generators with summarized capacity of 10.6 MW and 2 AC propulsion motors which provide operation of 2 Azipod units with power of 3.5 MW on each screw. Azipod units are equipped with fixed pitch propellers without nozzles.
 
Vessel is equipped with two bow thrusters of "screw within tube" type with capacity of 1400 kW each. Bow thrusters together with two rudder propellers provide satisfying to DYNPOS-2 requirements for waves up to force 4, wind up to 10 m/s and current up to 3 kn.
 
Marine towage operations are provided by with aft located towage winch with pull effort of 100 t.
 
Vessel is equipped with high speed working boat with speed of 35 kn and capacity of 24 persons for salvage party and salvage supply deliverance, for people collecting on the water surface and for water depth sounding works.
 
Two marine evacuate systems are foreseen for people salvage from water surface. These systems contain closed life rafts, platforms for people and slides for reaching to the rafts. More over vessel is equipped with special life raft for rising people from water and with special net for mass people collecting on the water surface.
 
Two container placed diving complexes are foreseen:
 
• for works at the water depth up to 60 m (with underwater TV apparatus, underwater cutting and welding equipment);
• deep-sea diving complex for depth up to 120 m.
 
Vessel is equipped with set of oil spill combating gauges. This set includes onboard trawl system, 2 brush type skimmers, 2 boom complexes and 2 boom-handling boats.
 
Vessel is equipped with fire-fighting equipment for combating with fire on another vessels in accordance with requirements of symbol FF2 at class notation. Water curtain and spraying systems, powder firefighting system are also foreseen.
 
Fixed and portable water-removing pumps with capacity up to 1700 cub. m per hour are used for water pumping out from flooded compartment.
 
Platform for helicopter touchdown is foreseen in the fore end.
 
High deep-sea (up to 1000 m) remotely operated apparatus of "Scorpio" type and side-scan sonar device are foreseen onboard the vessel.
 
Roll damping device (Intering Tank Stabilization System) based on liquid ousting by compressed air is foreseen for improving dwelling parameters.
 
2 knuckle boom cranes with maximum outreach of 22.5 m and maximum lifting capacity of 32 t, and also A-frame crane with maximum lifting capacity of 80 t are foreseen for lowering and lifting of "Scorpio" apparatus, boats, diving equipment and handling of oil spill combating equipment.
 
Keel of the lead MPSV06 vessel (at Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH) "Beringov Proliv", building No. 217, was laid down on 12.11.13. She was launched 21.09.2014 and accepted for operation on 10.10.2015.
Keel of the second vessel "Murman", building No. 218, was laid down on 12.11.13. She was launched 21.09.2014 and accepted for operation on 22.11.2015.

 
14.02.20 10:26
7MW multipurpose MPSV06 rescue vessel "Beringov Proliv" completed 9 operations in Jan. on ice pilotage in the seaports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan



According to the site of Marine Salvage Service of Rosmorrechflot, 7MW multipurpose MPSV06 rescue vessel "Beringov Proliv" of Icebreaker 6 class completed nine ice pilotage operations of six vessels in the seaports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan.
 
As the press service of Marine Salvage Service already reported, this year, icebreaker assistance services in the water areas of the ports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan were provided by 7MW multipurpose MPSV06 rescue vessel "Beringov Proliv" of Icebreaker 6 class. The Sakhalin branch of the Marine Salvage Service concluded agreements for the provision of icebreaking assistance services in the sea ports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan.
 
The deterioration of ice conditions in these ports occurs from December to February, and the ice can remain in places in April. Now the temperature at night reaches minus 22 degrees Celsius. Difficult ice situation causes difficulties for the movement of vessels with a low category of ice class. Every year, by order of the captains of the ports, movement across the waters of the ports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan is limited. Thus, from January 12, vessels with a broken power plant, a broken propeller complex, no ice class, barge-towing convoys, and towing uncontrolled objects are prohibited from ice navigation in the port of Vanino. Under icebreaker assistance, vessels having the ice category of ICE 1 are allowed to sail, and vessels having the category ICE 2, depending on the current situation, under icebreaker assistance or independently.
 
In the seaport of Sovetskaya Gavan and on approaches to it, restrictions were made from December 25th of last year. At the moment, in the sea area of the Sovetskaya Gavan seaport, vessels without ice strengthening, as well as those with ice category ICE 1, are not allowed to sail in ice throughout the port water area. Vessels with the ice category of "ARC 4" and higher are allowed to sail independently. Vessels having the ice category of ICE 2 and ICE 3 - only under the supervision of icebreakers or ice class tugs.
 
The crew of multipurpose 7MW MPSV06 rescue vessel "Beringov Proliv" manages with the tasks of safe icebreaking assistance, as well as freeing of ice of vessels and moorings.
 
Until the removal of the ice navigation regime in the sea ports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan, the MPSV "Beringov Proliv" will continue to carry out the tasks of ice pilotage.
 
MPSV06 vessel "Beringov Proliv" was built in 2015 for FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" by "Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH" (Wismar, Germany).
 
FSE "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of Maritime and River Fleet Federal Agency (RosMorRechFlot) of RF Ministry of Transport is a Customer.
 
Technical project MPSV06 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau. Plan Approval Documentation (class project) for the vessel was issued by engineering center of "Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH".
 
Multi-purpose MPSV06 salvage ice-breaker vessel "Murman" has Icebreaker 6 class and unrestricted area of navigation; she has ice-breaker stem and cruiser aft end, enlarged double-tier forecastle and living quarters located fore. There are also has diesel-electric power station with ER located in the middle part of hull, two Azipod units and bow thrusters. Vessel's main particulars are as follows:
 
Length overall is about 87.75 m;
Breadth overall is about 19.10 m;
Breadth is 18.50 m;
Depth is 9.00 m;
Draught is 6.52 m;
Full speed is 15 kn;
Crew consists of 22 seamen including 2 medics;
Special personal includes 12 people;
Autonomy is 30 days.
 
RS class notation is KM Icebreaker 6 AUT1-ICS OMBO FF2WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Salvage ship.
 
Multi-purpose MPSV06 salvage vessel should carry out operations as follows:
 
• patrolling and emergency salvage duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions;
• give technical support and help in the regions dangerous for navigation and marine products catching, servicing of terminal transport operations;
• search and help operations for vessels;
• search, salvage, evacuation operations for people, rendering medical aid for people;
• taking emergency vessels off groundings and reefs, pumping out vessels' flooded spaces;
• towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, also fulfillment marine towage of vessels and floating objects, including ice towages;
• fulfillment of marine salvage operations, including in ice conditions;
• fulfillment of ice-breaker operations in port and near-port areas, also in frozen non-arctic seas when ice thickness is less than 1.5 m;
• give assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• rear and technical service, including underwater diving works at the depth till 60 m;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills, including oils with flashpoint less than 60°C.;
• survey and cleaning underwater hull part of vessels, floating and coastal objects;
• investigation of sea floor and damaged objects when depth is less than 1000 m.
 
Vessel is equipped with diesel-electric propulsion gear that included 4 diesel-generators with summarized capacity of 10.6 MW and 2 AC propulsion motors which provide operation of 2 Azipod units with power of 3.5 MW on each screw. Azipod units are equipped with fixed pitch propellers without nozzles.
 
Vessel is equipped with two bow thrusters of "screw within tube" type with capacity of 1400 kW each. Bow thrusters together with two rudder propellers provide satisfying to DYNPOS-2 requirements for waves up to force 4, wind up to 10 m/s and current up to 3 kn.
 
Marine towage operations are provided by with aft located towage winch with pull effort of 100 t.
 
Vessel is equipped with high speed working boat with speed of 35 kn and capacity of 24 persons for salvage party and salvage supply deliverance, for people collecting on the water surface and for water depth sounding works.
 
Two marine evacuate systems are foreseen for people salvage from water surface. These systems contain closed life rafts, platforms for people and slides for reaching to the rafts. More over vessel is equipped with special life raft for rising people from water and with special net for mass people collecting on the water surface.
 
Two container placed diving complexes are foreseen:
 
• for works at the water depth up to 60 m (with underwater TV apparatus, underwater cutting and welding equipment);
• deep-sea diving complex for depth up to 120 m.
 
Vessel is equipped with set of oil spill combating gauges. This set includes onboard trawl system, 2 brush type skimmers, 2 boom complexes and 2 boom-handling boats.
 
Vessel is equipped with fire-fighting equipment for combating with fire on another vessels in accordance with requirements of symbol FF2 at class notation. Water curtain and spraying systems, powder firefighting system are also foreseen.
 
Fixed and portable water-removing pumps with capacity up to 1700 cub. m per hour are used for water pumping out from flooded compartment.
 
Platform for helicopter touchdown is foreseen in the fore end.
 
High deep-sea (up to 1000 m) remotely operated apparatus of "Scorpio" type and side-scan sonar device are foreseen onboard the vessel.
 
Roll damping device (Intering Tank Stabilization System) based on liquid ousting by compressed air is foreseen for improving dwelling parameters.
 
2 knuckle boom cranes with maximum outreach of 22.5 m and maximum lifting capacity of 32 t, and also A-frame crane with maximum lifting capacity of 80 t are foreseen for lowering and lifting of "Scorpio" apparatus, boats, diving equipment and handling of oil spill combating equipment.
 
Keel of the lead MPSV06 vessel (at Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH) "Beringov Proliv", building No. 217, was laid down on 12.11.13. She was launched 21.09.2014 and accepted for operation on 10.10.2015.
Keel of the second vessel "Murman", building No. 218, was laid down on 12.11.13. She was launched 21.09.2014 and accepted for operation on 22.11.2015.

 
14.02.20 10:09
Multifunctional SDS08 sea diving vessel "Stolny Grad Yaroslavl" and FRS eliminated the fire on the decommissioned vessel "Tulen-8" in Makhachkala



According to information of the Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot, multifunctional sea diving vessel prj. SDS08 "Stolny Grad Yaroslavl" eliminated the fire on decommissioned vessel "Tulen-8" Makhachkala.
 
The fire that started on a decommissioned "Tulen-8" vessel during its cutting into scrap metal was completely eliminated in less than two hours. In the operation to extinguish fire participated, emergency rescue crews of multifunctional sea diving vessel prj. SDS08 "Stolny Grad Yaroslavl", boom-laying boat "Tulen-10" of marine rescue service and two fire brigades of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies in the Republic of Dagestan.
 
The signal about the fire on the "Tyulen-8" was received at the post of the operational duty of Caspian Branch of the Marine Rescue Service from the captain of the prj. SDS08 "Stolny grad Yaroslavl.".
 
According to preliminary data, a vessel standing at berth N5 of the sea fishing port of Makhachkala caught fire during its cutting for scrap. The source of ignition was in the engine room of the vessel. Whether violations during the cutting work were committed,remains to be seen.
 
For emergency rescue operations to extinguish fire, vessels on duty of Caspian Branch of the Marine Rescue Service multifunctional sea diving vessel prj. SDS08 "Stolny Grad Yaroslavl" and boom-laying boat "Tulen-10" moved to the emergency vessel.
 
Two emergency rescue parties in special clothing of firefighters with portable firefighting equipment were landed from the vessels aboard a burning object. Two sheathing lines were drawn into the area of fire concentration. Synchronous and active actions of rescuers operating with portable firefighting equipment and manual fire barrels made it possible to localize and then completely eliminate the fire on board the "Tulen-8" vessel.
 
Two fire brigades of the Main Directorate of the Ministry for Emergencies in the Republic of Dagestan provided serious assistance in extinguishing the fire.
 
Now the "Tulen-8" vessel is on the float, there is no threat of oil pollution of the waters of the seaport of Makhachkala.
 
SDS08 "Uglich" was built at Yaroslavl Shipyard in 2011 due to order of FSUE "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
 
SDS08 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
SDS08 sea diving vessel has Ice 2 class, inclined stem and transom aft end, long forecastle, deckhouse located fore. Vessel also has engine room located aft, diesel main engines, two controllable-pitch propellers and bow thruster. Her principal dimensions are as follows:
 
Length overall is 38.35 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 36.35 m;
Breadth overall is about 7,92 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 7.70 m;
Design draught is 2.35 m;
Full speed is 12 kn.;
Economical speed is 8 kn.;
Main engines capacity is 2 x 442 kW;
Autonomy is 5 days.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class is KM Ice 2 R2 AUT3-C OMBO SDS>100.
 
Project considerably differs from existing similar vessels:
 
1. Diving equipment, mounted on vessel, allows carrying out diving and underwater works on depth till 100 m. There are no analogues of such equipment at existing vessels that are operated by State Maritime Salvage Department of RF.
 
2. Vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels and floating objects using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles.
 
3. Vessel is equipped by tug winch that allows carrying out tugging functions.
 
4. Vessel will provide oil spill response functions if boom and skimmer are placed onboard.
 
5. Vessel's characteristics and special equipment provide carrying out of diving salvage operations during sea state up to 3, and vessel can sail to the salvage place while waves' height is 7 m.
 
6. Two main high-speed engines with capacity of 442 kW each provide required vessel's running qualities, work to the variable-pitch propellers. Bow thruster with capacity of 120 kW is mounted for vessel's keeping at place of operational works.
 
7. Up-to-date remote-controlled underwater apparatus allow inspection of a sea-bottom, underwater part of ships' hull and rudder propellers of vessels, underwater part of waterside structures on depth till 100 m.
 
8. Equipment for underwater welding on depth till 25 m and underwater cutting on depth till 100 m is used for salvage operations, repair of underwater part of vessels, repair of hydraulic structures, carrying out of rescue operations. In addition, cargo lifting equipment allows lifting objects of weight till 2.0 t from depth till 100 m.
 
9. Vessel carries out water pumping from wrecking vessel's compartments and also pontoon air blow during participation in re-floating.
 
Diving equipment consists of:
 
• pressure chamber for 4 divers;
• diving half-cone with launching gauge;
• diving equipment with SUPERLITE helmet and DESCO ventilate helmet;
• diving equipment of universal "dry" type;
• divers' water-heater equipment;
• communication equipment;
• underwater illumination equipment;
• underwater television equipment;
• underwater welding/cutting equipment;
• hydraulic tools;
• pumping equipment;
• soil water-cut equipment;
• remote-controlled underwater apparatus;
• diving ladder.
 
Thereby, unique combination of equipment mounted on vessel, and also high-powered power plant allows carrying out almost any specialized works related to diving-technical works on depth till 100 m. In addition vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles with capacity of 180 cub.m. per hour and carry out tug functions (ground-mooring-tug winch with force of 7 tons is mounted aft), pump water out from compartment of wrecking vessel, participate into oil spill operations. Such combination of functions is unique for vessel with length of 38 m only.
 
Keel of the lead SDS08 vessel "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" (building No. 201) was laid down on 28.08.2009. Vessel was launched on 12.08.2010 and accepted for operation on 25.10.2010.
Keel of the second vessel "Rostov Velikiy" (building No. 202) was laid down on 09.03.2010. She was launched on 21.04.2011 and accepted for operation on 30.05.2011.
Keel of the third vessel "Uglich" (building No. 203) was laid down on 16.03.2010. She was launched on 24.05.2011 and accepted for operation on 07.08.2011.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Rybinsk" (building No. 204) was laid down on 09.08.2011. She was launched on 19.06.2012 and accepted for operation on 15.08.2012.

 
30.01.20 10:11
Krasnoe Sormovo (Nizhniy Novgorod) launched the RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Maria" of 8144 t deadweight

On 30.01.2020 Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (director Mikhail Pershin) launched its fourteenth multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Maria" of 8144 t deadweight (building No. 06014).
 
The head vessel of the series m/v "Pola Makaria" was included in the list of Significant Ships of 2018 of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
 
PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company" is a Customer, shipping company "Pola Rise" is a lessee.
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard has already built 10 multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessels and 10 more ones are at different step of construction. Plus an agreement for more 20 ones was signed.
 
For information: Nevsky Shipyard has put into operation two RSD59 vessels, the third is launched and 2 more ones are under construction.
 
Oka Shipyard has signed contract for more 15 RSD59 vessels. Six are laid down, the lead vessel is planned to be launch in February 2020.
 
By other words, the total order for RSD59 vessels is 60 vessels for the moment (12 ones has been constructed, other ones are under construction).
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter. The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m ), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 žUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144 t.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) "Pola Makaria" (building No. 06001) was laid down on 05.09.17. She was launched on 20.04.18 and accepted for operation on 24.05.2018.
Keel of the second vessel "Pola Filofea" (building No. 06002) was laid down on 19.09.17. She was launched on 08/06/2018 and accepted for operation on 05.07.2018.
Keel of the third vessel "Pola Sofia" (building No. 06003) was laid down on 25.09.17. She was launched on 12.07.2018 and accepted for operation on 08.08.2018.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Pola Feodosia" (building No. 06004) was laid down on 20.12.17. She was launched on 17.08.18 and accepted for operation on 14.09.2018.
Keel of the fifth vessel "Pola Fiva" (building No. 06005) was laid down on 25.12.17. She was launched on 21.09.18 and accepted for operation on 15.10.2018.
Keel of the sixth vessel "Idel 1" (building No. 06006) was laid down on 25.09.18. She was launched on 21.02.19 and accepted for operation on 16.05.2019.
Keel of the seventh vessel "Idel 2" (building No. 06007) was laid down on 27.11.18. She was launched on 05.04.19 and accepted for operation on 23.05.2019.
Keel of the eighth vessel "Idel 3" (building No. 06008) was laid down on 14.12.18. She was launched on 14.05.19 and accepted for operation on 28.06.2019.
Keel of the ninth vessel "Andrey Zuev" (building No. 06009) was laid down on 28.02.19. She was launched on 21.06.19 and accepted for operation on 16.07.2019.
Keel of the tenth vessel "Pola Harita" (building No. 06010) was laid down on 18.04.19. She was launched on 02.08.19 and accepted for operation on 06.09.2019.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "Pola Pelagia" (building No. 06011) was laid down on 21.05.19. She was launched on 20.09.2019.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "Aleksandr Sokolov" (building No. 06012) was laid down on 28.06.19. She was launched on 25.10.2019.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Pola Anastasia" (building No. 06013) was laid down on 20.08.19. She was launched on 12.12.2019.
The fourteenth vessel "Pola Maria" (building No. 06014) was laid down on 30.09.19. She was launched on 30.01.2020.

 
28.01.20 16:29
The keel of the first multi-purpose dry cargo vessel with deadweight of 8144 tons of the RSD59 project for Astrol company has been laid down



On 28th of January 2020 the keel of the first multi-purpose dry cargo vessel with deadweight of 8144tons prj. RSD59 (building number 5906) for the Astrol company was laid down.
 
PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company" is a Customer, shipping company "Pola Rise" is a lessee.
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Oka Shipyard has signed contract for more 15 RSD59 vessels(the first five are for the Petrotrans shipping company, next ten are for the astrol shipping company).
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
 
The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 AUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144 t.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Oka Shipyard) building No. 5901 was laid down on 30.07.19.
Keel of the second vessel (building No. 5902) was laid down on 27.09.19.
Keel of the third vessel (building No. 5903) was laid down on 30.10.19.
Keel of the fourth vessel (building No. 5904) was laid down on 29.11.19.
Keel of the fifth vessel (building No. 05905) was laid down on 27.12.19.
Keel of the sixth vessel (building No. 5906) was laid down on 28.01.20.

 
14.01.20 10:18
Samara Shipyard "Nefteflot" has put into operation two RDB12 4-hold dry-cargo barges "Samarskaya-1" and "Samarskaya-2" of 4885 t deadweight

On 30.12.2019 Samara Shipyard "Nefteflot (Sergey Malovichko is a director) has put into operation two RDB12 4-hold dry-cargo barges "Samarskaya-1" and "Samarskaya-2" of 4885 t deadweight (building Nos. 002 and 003).
 
PJSE "State Transport Leasing Company" (STLC) ordered 3 barges of this project. Shipping company "Petrotanker" (Saint-Petersburg) is a lessee.
 
RDB12 is an unmanned non-self-propelled vessel of Volgo-Don Max. type with 4 cargo holds of mixed river-sea sailing region, with double bottom and double sides, with watertight hatch covers. Horizontal coupling beams are placed aft for automatic coupling lock.
 
Principal dimensions of the dry-cargo RDB12 barge (work with classical OT type tug-pushers is foreseen):
 
Length max. 95.20 m;
Length overall 95.20 m;
Breadth max. 16.90 m;
Breadth 16.50 m;
Depth at the middle 5.50 m;
Draught max. 4.00 m;
Draught DWL 3.60 m.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is K R3-RSN.
 
Vessel has transom ends with inclined stem.
 
Anchor-mooring capstans are installed fore and aft fore corresponding operations.
 
Cargo holds equipped by watertight hatch covers of 7500 cub.m. capacity are smooth-walled that provides self-shedding of cargo. The double bottom is designed for distributed load of 7 tons per square meter intensity. Double bottom height is 800 mm at CL and 1000 mm at inner side. Double sides width is 1650 mm.
 
River deadweight is 4086 while draught is 3.60 m. Marine deadweight is 4830 while draught is 4.00 m.
 
Hatch coves are of removable type. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special electrical frame crane.
 
Five main watertight transverse bulkheads divide hull into 6 watertight compartments. Main deck, inner sides and double bottom re of longitudinal framing system, outer sides and hull ends are of transverse framing system. Transverse framing space is 650 mm amidship and 550 mm in the ends. Longitudinal framing space is 550 mm.
 
RDB12 vessel is equipped by two 1500 kg Hall-type bower anchors and single 1250 kg Hall-type aft anchor. Anchors are kept in hawse with recess.
 
Electric energy intake (400V) from shore source or tow vessel is made through switchboard installed aft. Two groups of acid unserviceable batteries are used for feeding of signal lights; their capacity provides lights work during 20 hours.
 
Keel of the head RDB12 vessel (building No. 002) was laid down on 18.04.2019. She was launched on 17.12.2019. Put into operation 30.12.2019.
Keel of the second vessel (building No. 003) was laid down on 18.04.2019. She was launched on 30.12.2019.
Keel of the third vessel (building No. 003) was laid down on 18.04.2019.

 
14.01.20 09:27
RST27 oil/chemical tanker "Balt-Flot 15" unloaded at Makhachkala the first shipment of diesel oil from Turkmenistan

According to the press service of LLC BF Tanker, on December 27, 2019, the Volgo-Don Max class RST27 oil/chemical tanker "Balt-Flot 15" of 7030/5428 t marine / river deadweight unloaded at the Makhachkala Commercial Port the first shipment of diesel oil from Turkmenistan.
 
The vessel was built in 2017 at Oka Shipyard (Navashino, director Vladimir Kulikov).
 
According to the press service of LLC BF Tanker, the "Balt-Flot 15" tanker delivered 6 thousand tons of diesel oil from Turkmenistan to Makhachkala. "The fleet of LLC BF Tanker is actively involved in the transportation of Turkmen oil to Makhachkala, the transportation of diesel oil to Makhachkala is the next step in the development of this direction", - the shipping company noted.
 
Project RST27 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
British Royal Institution of Naval Architects twice included RST27 in the list of the best vessels of the year (Significant Ships of 2012 and Significant Ships of 2013).
 
Series of RST27 tankers with an increased block coefficient is the biggest in newest history (since 1991) of national shipbuilding; during period from 2012, 42 vessels has been built and accepted into operation (don't counting 5 tankers of the modified RST27M project and 7 combined RST54 dry cargo vessels / tankers).
 
RST27 vessels have the record block coefficient 0.93; the head vessel showed speed of 11.7 kn during trials at running line with main engines power of 2100 kW (87.5% of full output) and fore/aft draughts 3.2/3.3 m.
 
Thus the contract deadweight of 6980/5378 is increased for 42 t, contract speed is increased more than 1 kn.
 
New project tanker has increased river function comparing with other MEB projects. River deadweight of RST27 vessels is increased for 732 t comparing to Armadas, while:
 
• increased hull's strength (vessel is of R2 sailing region, or II region due to old RS classification);
• practically keeping the same fuel consumption;
• keeping increase capacity of cargo tanks.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS VCS ECO-S OMBO Oil tanker /Chemical tanker type 2 (ESP).
 
As other river-sea going MEB tankers, RST27 vessels use full- turn rudder propellers as single movement and manoeuvre unit. They have increased trunk and use submersible cargo pumps. They have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and no framing in cargo tanks.
 
RST27 vessels satisfy dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Way. Overall RST27 vessel length is of 140.85 m, breadth is of 16.6 m, depth is of 6.0 m. They belong to "Volgo-Don Max" class.
 
Special requirements of the Russian and world petroleum companies, additional ecological RS limitations of "ECO PROJECT" (ECO-S) class were taken into consideration during designing.
 
RST27 vessels are assigned for transportation of crude oil and oil products without flash point restrictions, as well as chemicals in bulk.
 
Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 8100 cub. m, deadweight is about 7022 tons with sea draught of 4.20 m. Deadweight is about 5420 tons with river draught of 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 11.0 knots.
 
Cargo system provides simultaneously transportation of 2 cargoes. Cargo pumps capacity is 6 x 200 cub. m/h. Two auxiliary steam boilers (capacity 2.5 t/h each) are installed onboard.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity IFO380. There is 230 kW bow thruster.
 
Electrical plant consists of three 292 kW diesel-generators and emergency-staying 136 kW diesel-generator.
 
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places + pilot).
 
Autonomy is of 20/12 days (sea/river).