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18.04.18 21:04
Head TG17 tugboat with firefighting functions "Penay" took part in exercises at water area of Novorossiysk port



According to Marine Salvage Service, TG17 tugboat with firefighting functions "Penay" (building number 2100) took part in exercises at water area of Novorossiysk port on 12th of April, 2018.
 
Within working off course tasks according to the training Courses of vessels' crews and branches of Marine Salvage Service of liquidation of consequences of maritime accidents (TC - 14) Azov-Black Sea branch of Marine Salvage Service executed complex exercise on carrying out of search and rescue-salvage operations of people and emergency vessels on April 12, 2018.
 
According to the plan of the exercise fire broke out on m/v "Flagman" in the water area of Novorossiysk port, anchorage area No. 415. The emergency vessel cannot independently cope with the accident, vessels' fire-extinguishing systems are not operable. Cargo (masout) is on board. M/v "Flagman" passed on signal about the accident to the duty officer of port Novorossiysk control and to the duty operator of the Azov-Black Sea branch of Marine Salvage Service, "there are injured crew members". After evacuation of victims and fire-fighting operations, the vessel lost its opportunity to move. Assistance is required for emergency towing to Novorossiysk port.
 
Except TG17 tugboat with firefighting functions "Penay", vessels "Spasatel 1" and "Anatoly Tkachev" have taken part in exercises of Azov-Black Sea branch of Marine Salvage Service.
 
As part of exercises:
 
• fire extinction works on the emergency vessel were executed;
• order of executed rescue works has been worked out;
• actions of rescuers while towing an emergency vessel have been worked out;
• cooperation of Azov-Black Sea branch of Marine Salvage Service with other organizations has been worked out.
 
Exercise aims were worked out, set tasks were fulfilled.
 
Oka Shipyard in Navashino (director Vladimir Kulikov) is a Builder; the shipyard is included in the UCL Holding.
 
Project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
TG17 vessel is attended for:
 
• marine towage of vessels and floating objects;
• effecting auxiliary operations at the port's water area;
• participation in the oil spill operations as a auxiliary craft for spill equipment transportation and also as booms handling craft for booms' arranging around spill;
• give assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• general cargo transportation on deck with loading/unloading by port means or by onboard crane.
 
Vessel is a steel craft with two full-turn rudder propellers equipped by fixed pith propellers in nozzles, with lengthened forecastle and double-tier deck-house, with aft working deck, with engine room located in the middle, with cargo crane.
 
Vessel's navigation area corresponds to R1 type. In accordance with radio equipment, navigation at A1, A2 and A3 regions is foreseen.
 
Her principal dimensions are as follows:
 
Length overall is about 30.73 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 29.24 m;
Breadth overall is about 9.70 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 9.10 m;
Depth amidship is 4.10 m;
Draught (summer freeboard) is 3.10 m;
Speed is 10.0 kn.;
Autonomy is 8 days.
 
RS class notation is KM Arc 4 R1 AUT3-C FF3WS Tug.
 
Two full-turn rudder propellers with fixed pitch propellers are installed aft; they provide vessel's required speed and manoeuvrability. The drive from main engines to rudder propellers is carried out through cardan gear and elastic clutch.
 
Hull's construction is reinforced in accordance with Arc 4 ice class.
 
Vessel's fore end is reinforced for fore fixed stop.
 
Cargo hydraulic 5 t crane-manipulator with 8.0 m boom outreach is foreseen.
 
Hydraulic 20 t mooring-towing winch is foreseen for towing operations. Aft roll of 900 mm diameter is planned to be installed.
 
Container sockets and eye rings are installed on the main deck for TEU fastening; set of twistlocks are foreseen in the supply list.
 
Vessel is equipped with RIB boat of 5 m length for effecting auxiliary operations.
 
Vessel is equipped with two high holding capacity anchors.
 
Crew consists of 7 people, total places onboard are 12.
 
Single cabins with individual water closets are foreseen for crew members. Five cabins are equipped with additional folding bed.
 
Living and working compartments are arranged in the fore deck-house and forecastle.
 
Wheel house is made with all-around view possibility and single-man vessel's control ability.
 
Tugboat is equipped with special fire-fighting system for combating with fire on another vessel in accordance with FF3WS requirements. Water supplying to the system is carried out by the special fire pump driven from ME.
 
Two water monitors with feeding of 300 cub.m/h and jet length of more than 80 m are placed fore on the forecastle deck. Water monitors are remote controlled from the wheel house.
 
Keel of the TG17 head vessel "Penay" (building No. 2100) was laid down on 11.09.2015. She was launched on 09.09.16 and accepted for operation on 11.11.2016.

 
13.02.18 00:25
Damen Shipyards Yichang put into operation the lead for this shipyard tanker DT8000 SD built according to the RST27 project

On January 24, 2018 the Damen Shipyards Yichang (China) put into operation its lead DAMEN Tanker 8000 Shallow Draft (DT8000 SD) "Maaike" built according to the RST27 project (building No. 559005).
 
Keel of the first vessel was laid down on 24.05.16. She was launched on 20.09.17. The second tanker is also at the high grade of readiness; her keel was laid down on 20.06.16.
 
Source of photographs is Information & Analytical Agency PortNews.
 
Responding to direct market demand, the tanker is built for future use (in store), and is ready for delivery to potential customers.
 
The international shipbuilding group DAMEN Shipyards Group (head office in Gorinchem, the Netherlands) unites 40 ship-building and ship-repairing shipyards. The total staff of the company around the world is 9 thousand people. As of today, the company built more than 6 thousand vessels around the world; annually about 160 new vessels are put into operation. DAMEN specializes in design and construction of tugboats, boats, patrol ones, high-speed and cargo vessels, dredges, ships for servicing offshore platforms, oil spill response vessels, frigates and mega-yachts.
 
Project RST27 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Britain Royal Institution of Naval Architects included RST27 in the list of the best vessels of the year (Significant Ships of 2012 and Significant Ships of 2013).
 
Series of tankers with an increased block coefficient prj. RST27 is the biggest in new history of national shipbuilding, from 2012 40 vessels has been built and taken in to operation.
 
RST27 vessels have the record block coefficient 0.93, but 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.
 
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 OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker (ESP).
 
As other river-sea going MEB tankers, RST27 vessels use full-circle rudder propellers as single movement and maneuver 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.
 
Simultaneous transportation of two types of cargo is ensured.
 
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/hour. Two auxiliary steam boilers (capacity 2.5 t/hour 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).
 
Keel of the RST27 lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) "VF Tanker-1" (building No. 02001) was laid down on 30.08.11. She was launched on 17.02.12 and put into operation on 05.05.12.
Keel of the second vessel "VF Tanker-2" (building No. 02002) was laid down on 15.11.11. She was launched on 14.04.12 and put into operation on 23.05.12.
Keel of the third vessel "VF Tanker-3" (building No. 02003) was laid down on 03.10.11. She was launched on 17.03.12 and put into operation on 17.05.12.
Keel of the fourth vessel "VF Tanker-4" (building No. 02004) was laid down on 20.12.11. She was launched on 18.05.12 and put into operation on 09.06.12.
Keel of the fifth vessel "VF Tanker-5" (building No. 02005) was laid down on 15.12.11. She was launched on 15.06.12 and put into operation on 10.07.12.
Keel of the sixth vessel "VF Tanker-6" (building No. 02006) was laid down on 28.02.12. She was launched on 12.07.12 and put into operation on 20.08.12
Keel of the seventh vessel "VF Tanker-7" (building No. 02007) was laid down on 30.03.12 She was launched on 16.08.12 and put into operation on 17.09.12.
Keel of the eighth vessel "VF Tanker-8" (building No. 02008) was laid down on 30.04.12. She was launched on 28.09.12 and put into operation on 12.10.12.
Keel of the ninth vessel "VF Tanker-9" (building No. 02009) was laid down on 08.06.12. She was launched on 19.10.12 and put into operation on 29.10.12.
Keel of the tenth vessel "Constructor Zhivotovskiy" (building No. 02010) was laid down on 31.07.12. She was launched on 23.04.13 and put into operation on 15.03.13.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "Valentin Gruzdev" (building No. 02011) was laid down on 27.09.12. She was launched on 17.05.13 and put into operation on 28.03.14.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "Dmitry Pokrovskiy" (building No. 02012) was laid down on 31.10.12. She was launched on 28.05.13 and put into operation on 28.03.14.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Lady Leila" (building No. 02013) was laid down on 02.14.13. She was launched on 08.05.14 and put into operation on 24.06.14.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel "Lady Sevda" (building No. 02014) was laid down on 15.14.13. She was launched on 12.09.14 and put into operation on 30.09.14.
Keel of the fifteenth vessel "Synergy 1" (building No. 02015) was laid down on 09.06.14. She was launched on 17.04.15 and put into operation on 02.06.15.
Keel of the sixteenth vessel "Synergy 2" (building No. 02016) was laid down on 23.06.14. She was launched on 08.05.15 and put into operation on 13.06.15.
Keel of the seventeenth vessel "Victoria" (building No. 02017) was laid down on 25.12.14. She was launched on 10.09.15 and put into operation on 30.09.15.
Keel of the eighteenth vessel "Balt-Flot 11" (building No. 02018) was laid down on 25.09.15. She was launched on 25.03.16 and put into operation on 11.05.16.
Keel of the nineteenth vessel "Balt-Flot 12" (building No. 02019) was laid down on 20.11.15. She was launched on 11.05.16 and put into operation on 07.07.16.
Keel of the twentieth vessel "Ganja" (building No. 02020) was laid down on 23.12.15. She was launched on 19.08.16. and put into operation on 19.10.16.
Keel of the twenty-first vessel "Professor Aziz Aliyev" (building No. 02021) was laid down on 15.04.16. She was launched on 17.02.17. and put into operation on 20.06.17.
Keel of the twenty-second vessel "Volgotrans-2701" (building No. 02023) was laid down on 31.05.16. She was launched on 24.03.17. and put into operation on 10.07.17.
Keel of the twenty-third vessel "Volgotrans-2702" (building No. 02024) was laid down on 28.07.16. She was launched on 05.05.17. and put into operation on 24.07.17.
 
Keel of RST27 lead vessel (at Oka Shipyard) "VF Tanker-11" (building No. 02701) was laid down on 20.10.11. She was launched on 27.04.12 and put into operation on 17.07.12.
Keel of the second vessel "VF Tanker-12" (building No. 02702) was laid down on 27.10.11. She was launched on 01.06.12 and put into operation on 17.08.12.
Keel of the third vessel "VF Tanker-13" (building No. 02703) was laid down on 27.12.11. She was launched on 28.07.12 and put into operation on 25.09.12.
Keel of the fourth vessel "VF Tanker-14" (building No. 02704) was laid down on 20.01.12. She was launched on 23.08.12 and put into operation on 02.11.12.
Keel of the fifth vessel "VF Tanker-15" (building No. 02705) was laid down on 20.03.12. She was launched on 04.10.12 and put into operation on 04.12.12.
Keel of the sixth vessel "VF Tanker-16" (building No. 02706) was laid down on 23.05.12. She was launched on 22.11.12 and put into operation on 29.04.13.
Keel of the seventh vessel "VF Tanker-17" (building No. 02707) was laid down on 20.06.12. She was launched on 08.02.13 and put into operation on 29.04.13.
Keel of the eighth vessel "VF Tanker-18" (building No. 02708) was laid down on 03.09.12. She was launched on 26.03.13 and put into operation on 31.05.13.
Keel of the ninth vessel "VF Tanker-19" (building No. 02709) was laid down on 18.10.12. She was launched on 25.04.13 and put into operation on 28.06.13.
Keel of the tenth vessel "VF Tanker-20" (building No. 02710) was laid down on 30.11.12. She was launched on 28.05.13 and put into operation on 29.07.13.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "VF Tanker-21" (building No. 02711) was laid down on 11.01.13. She was launched on 10.07.13 and put into operation on 02.09.13.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "VF Tanker-22" (building No. 02712) was laid down on 11.03.13. She was launched on 15.08.13 and put into operation on 07.10.13.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Balt-Flot 14" (building No. 02013) was laid down on 07.10.15. She was launched on 08.06.16.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel "Balt-Flot 15" (building No. 02714) was laid down on 14.12.15.
 
Keel of RST27 lead vessel (at Damen Shipyards Yichang) DT8000 SD "Maaike" (building No. 559005) was laid down on 24.05.16. She was launched on 20.09.17 and put into operation on 24.01.18.
Keel of the second vessel (building No. 559006) was laid down on 20.06.16.

 
06.02.18 19:52
4 MW multipurpose MPSV07 salvage vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" completed active phase of the vessel's "Vostok" rescue operation in the Sea of Japan



According to information from the Marine Salvage Service of Rosmorrechflot, the 4MW multipurpose MPSV07 rescue vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" participated in the search for a fishing vessel "Vostok" in the Sea of Japan.
 
On January 24, 2018 at 21:43 (Moscow time) an emergency buoy has actuated on board of the fishing vessel "Vostok", which sailed from the port of Busan (Korea) to the Sea of Okhotsk for fishing. Event took place in the Sea of Japan 148 km to the south of the port of Slavyanka at point 41°53,6' N, 131°31.6 E. Communication with the vessel could not be established.
 
Due to the order of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC Vladivostok), multipurpose rescue vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" of the Primorsky branch of FBE "Marine Salvage Service of Rosmorrechflot" was sent to the accident location. This rescue vessel was coordinating the forces involved in the marine search and rescue operation (SRO). Aircraft and helicopters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, the Ministry of Defense of Russia, fishing and merchant vessels took part in the SRO. The SRO was hampered by storm conditions.
 
During the SRO, 9720 sq. km were inspected by marine vessels and 26656 sq. km were inspected by aviation in the water area of the Sea of Japan. 2 lifejackets, 2 life-buoys rings and 2 rescue inflatable rafts were found and raised from the water surface. Neither live crew members nor bodies were found.
 
Considering winter weather storm conditions, there was no reasonable hope to find any of the crew members alive.
 
After five days of searching, on January 29, 2018 at 13:00 (Moscow time) MRCC Vladivostok made a decision to complete the active phase of the RSO.
 
This moment, the MRCC Vladivostok sends warning to the marine vessels concerning the fixed search area; search is carried out by passing vessels.
 
"Spasatel Zaborschikov" is a unique multipurpose salvage vessel by her equipment and available technology; she was built in 2013 by Neva Shipyard (Russia) by order of FSUC "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation. Vessel was built in behalf of "State Marine Emergency Salvage, Rescue and Pollution Prevention Coordination Service of the Russian Federation" (FBE SMPCSA).
 
4 vessels of the "Spasatel Karev" type are the biggest and the most significant vessels nowadays built at the expense of funds of the Federal Target Program for the Development of transport system of Russia for 2010-2015 years.
 
Vessel's project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Multifunction Arctic salvage vessels of MPSV07 prj. are to 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 vessels in distress;
•  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;
•  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 (LARN);
•  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.
 
MPSV07 vessels have unrestricted navigation area, including sailing by the Northern Marine Way. For this purpose, the requirements of the Rules of RMRS, existing international conventions and "Requirements for construction and equipment of vessels sailing by the Northern Marine Way" have been fully taken into account during the designing and construction. For example, all the fuel, oil and other tanks with liquid pollutants are located in such way that the tank content doesn't contact with the outer shell.
 
The vessel was built due to Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation of KM Arc 5 AUT1-ICS OMBO FF3WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Salvage ship.
 
Principal dimensions of the vessel of MPSV07 project are as follows:
 
Length overall is about 73.00 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 64.40 m;
Breadth overall is about 16.60 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 15.50 m;
Design draught is 4.50 m;
Working draughts are 4.2-5.1 m;
The MPSV07 hull's form was created using the methods of computational fluid dynamics (CFD modeling) with carrying out of the subsequent test model trials in experimental pools (deep-sea and ice ones). Full-circle rudder propellers were adopted as the movement and manoeuvre facilities of vessels "Spasatel Karev" and "Spasatel Kavdeykin". Propellers with diameter of 2600 mm were made of stainless steel. Drive of each FRP is provided by the propeller motor with capacity of 2265 kW. Rudder propellers provide the speed of the vessel not less than 15 knots and bollard pull of about 75 tons.
 
The maximum speed achieved during trials of m/v "Spasatel Kavdeykin" was of 15.6 knots.
 
The hull and rudder-propeller complex of the vessel of MPSV07 project is designed for ice class Arc 5, also the possibility of vessel operation at temperatures down to minus 40°. C is provided.
 
Fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in the area of ER. Tank capacity provides autonomy of the vessel for about 20 days in the mode of rescue and patrol duty.
 
Main diesel-electric power station consists of 4 diesel generators of alternate current of 690 V, 50 Hz with electric capacity of 1370 kW each.
 
The crew consists of 20 people; each of them is accommodated in a single cabin. For the captain, chief mate, chief engineer and head of the emergency party are provided block-cabins, consisting of office, saloon, bedroom and bathroom.
 
12 single cabins, each of them has an additional folding bed are provided for special crew accommodation (emergency party, divers and support personal for diving equipment, etc.). Also, there are 2 standby double cabins.
 
The accommodation of rescued people is foreseen in mess-rooms and also in additional beds at crew cabins. Also, there is 6-place hospital.
 
The total number of men onboard is foreseen by 101. Individual and collective life-saving appliances are provided with a 50% reserve.
 
Roll damping system of Hoppe Company is foreseen for improving habitability parameters.
 
High-speed rescue boat with a capacity of 17 people, which is capable to develop speed up to 25 kn is provided for operative emergency party delivery to a emergency vessel. This boat operation is available till the 6 force seas. The boat is equipped with a hook of fast delivered type for engaging with the vessel crane. High-speed boat can perform hydrographic, surveying and search works apart from emergency team delivery. The boat is equipped with hydrographic sonar and side-scan sonar for this purpose.
 
The equipment provided for the mass people collecting from the water on the vessels of MPSV07 project is as follows:
 
•  duty boat, equipped with the net for rising people out of the water;
•  Viking life raft of marine evacuation system (MES) for the people collecting and the subsequent displacement people on board by the slide of MES;
•  salvage facility for rising people out of the water on board with a capacity of 12 lying and sitting people;
•  net with the length of 7 meters for rising people out of the water on board of Dacon Rigid Scrambling Net type (on each side of the vessel);
•  stretchers for rising people out of the water on board of Spenser floating stretcher type.
 
For emergency evacuation, as well as for the delivery on board of additional personal (medical team, emergency party, etc.), two sites in the fore and aft ends are foreseen for the receiving / transferring cargoes on (from) helicopter. For rising people on the helicopter the special seating slings and stretchers are foreseen in the supply of the vessel.
 
Emergency vessels' towage and also fulfillment of marine towing operations is assumed by automatic double drum towing winch with a pull of 75 tons on the lower drum and 50 t on the upper drum. Moreover, the 75 t towing hook of disk-type with the remote electro / hydraulic release is foreseen. An auxiliary 10 t winch is provided for tightening of tow wire.
 
Loading containers with equipment and supplies on the vessel, transferring of ebb facilities for an emergency boat and fulfillment of other loading operations is ensured by two electro cargo overhung cranes with a lifting capacity of 20 tons and outreach of 15 m in the aft end of the main deck from the right and left sides. Truck cranes are capable for working at full lifting capacity in conditions of the open sea with the waves of up to 3 points.
 
Vessels of MPSV07 project are equipped with special water extinguishing systems, foam extinguishing and powder extinguishing, providing the possibility of emergency firefighting on vessels and shore facilities, accessible for approaching from the sea. Water or foam supply to the emergency object carries out through three hydraulic monitors with feeding of 1000 cub.m/h and length of the jet of 120 m set two on wheelhouse top and one on the top of the mast.
 
2 pumps with capacity of 1500 cub.m/h each are set to supply water to a special fire system with a drive from the main diesel generators. The water curtains system is foreseen to protect the vessel against effect of burning object.
 
The set of water discharging units are foreseen for pumping water from flooded compartments of emergency objects; the set includes as follows:
 
•  2 submersible pumps with capacity of 405 cub.m/h each;
•  2 submersible explosion-proof pumps with capacity of 103 cub.m/h each;
•  2 submersible pumps with capacity of 70 cub.m/h each;
•  2 portable ejectors with capacity of 69 cub.m/h each.
 
Diving systems are installed in container on vessels of the MPSV07 project, ensuring the fulfillment of works at depths up to 60 meters. The facility is located in two 20-foot containers installed on the main deck of the vessel. Divers' descent is fulfilled with help of diver ladder from vessel's deck when there is no ice. At ice conditions divers' descent is fulfilled through diving well in the middle part of the vessel. Facilities for underwater welding and cutting metal (electric welding, oxy-electric cutting), as well as a set of diving hydraulic tools of Stanley type are foreseen in diving equipment.
 
The system of dynamic positioning is foreseen for ensuring the keeping the vessel at the place during the diving operations, as well as during the working near drilling platforms. Vessel's keeping is provided with full-circle rudder propellers and two bow thrusters with capacity of 995 kW each. Bow thruster's propeller diameter is of 2000 mm.
 
The positioning of the vessel is provided by three DGPS systems, by two sonar systems and the system of "stretched rope". Stable keeping of the vessel at the place is possible till seas of force 4, the wind speed of 10 m/s and current speed of 3 kn.
 
Oil spills response is one of the main functions of MPSV07 project vessels. There are six tanks for oil collection with total capacity of 668 cub.m, and also the following equipment:
 
•  board oil gathering system of LSC-5C/2800 type of LAMOR firm, ensuring cleaning of waters with waves of up to 3 meters;
•  reel with heavy oil-protected booms with length of 250 m;
•  reel with booms of constant floating with length of 250 m;
•  brush type skimmer.
 
Diesel-hydraulic aggregate is provided for drive of the equipment of OSR.
 
Also 2 boom-handling boats with hinged bow ramp are located on the deck.
 
Remotely operated uninhabited deep-sea device Sperre SUB Fighter 7500 is provided in order to provide underwater search works except the diving equipment, and also a towed side-scan sonar of 4200 SP type, used at depths of up to 1000 m with an electro winch for cable-rope with length of about 3000 m is provided.
 
The keel of the lead MPSV07 vessel "Spasatel Karev" (building No. 701) was laid down on 22.09.2009. She was launched on 23.11.10 and put into operation on 25.10.12.
The keel of the second vessel "Spasatel Kavdeykin" (building No. 702) was laid down on 06.04.2010. She was launched on 29.07.11 and put into operation on 19.07.13.
The keel of the third vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" (building No. 703) was laid down on 17.05.2010. She was launched on 22.06.12 and put into operation on 17.12.2013.
The keel of the fourth vessel "Spasatel Demidov" (building No. 704) was laid down on 25.04.2013. She was launched on 12.08.14 and put into operation on 04.12.15.

 
25.01.18 19:09
4 MW multipurpose MPSV07 salvage vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" arrived to the search area of a fishing vessel "Vostok" at the Sea of Japan

According to TASS agency, 4MW multipurpose MPSV07 salvage vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" arrived to the search area of "Vostok" fishing vessel in the Sea of Japan.
 
According to Vladivostok Maritime Rescue Coordination Center, m4MW multipurpose MPSV07 salvage vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" will continue the search operation at nightfall.
 
At nightfall specialized rescuer "Zaborschikov" will continue to work, she has searchlights and everything else what is necessary," - said spokeswoman of the Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Team Elena Chuvashova, specifying that the vessel should approach the search area after 19:00 local time (12:00 by Moscow).
 
Two lifejackets, two lifebuoys, a fishing orange buoy and a fragment of the board, presumably from the deck house, have been found.
 
Search area: 60 miles to the southeast from Cape Gamow with the center at the point of actuation of the emergency buoy of the "Cospas-Sarsat" system.
 
The rescue operation is seriously endangered by the unfavorable hydro meteorological situation in the area. North wind is 22-24, gusts up to 27 m/s, air temperature is 16 degrees, water temperature is +1 degrees, waves up to 4 m which causes severe icing of ships.
 
Fishing vessel "Vostok" stopped contacting on January 25, 2018 in the Sea of Japan, 200 km to the south of Cape Gamow (neutral waters). The Ministry of Emergency Situations informed about the actuation of the emergency buoy of the vessel. According to preliminary data, there are 20 people on board.
 
Source of photographic materials - website "Vodniy Transport".
 
"Spasatel Zaborschikov" is a unique multifunctional salvage vessel by her equipment and available technology; she was built in 2013 by Neva Shipyard (Russia) by order of FSUC "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation. Vessel was built in behalf of "State Marine Emergency Salvage, Rescue and Pollution Prevention Coordination Service of the Russian Federation" (FBE SMPCSA). 4 vessels of the "Spasatel Karev" type are the biggest and the most significant vessels nowadays built at the expense of funds of the Federal Target Program for the Development of transport system of Russia for 2010-2015 years.
 
Vessel's project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Multifunction Arctic salvage vessels of MPSV07 prj. are to 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 vessels in distress;
• 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;
• 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 (LARN);
• 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.
 
MPSV07 vessels have unrestricted navigation area, including sailing by the Northern Marine Way. For this purpose, the requirements of the Rules of RMRS, existing international conventions and "Requirements for construction and equipment of vessels sailing by the Northern Marine Way" have been fully taken into account during the designing and construction. For example, all the fuel, oil and other tanks with liquid pollutants are located in such way that the tank content doesn't contact with the outer shell.
 
The vessel was built due to Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation of KM Arc 5 AUT1-ICS OMBO FF3WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Salvage ship.
 
Principal dimensions of the vessel of MPSV07 project are as follows:
 
Length overall is about 73.00 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 64.40 m;
Breadth overall is about 16.60 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 15.50 m;
Design draught is 4.50 m;
Working draughts are 4.2-5.1 m.
 
The MPSV07 hull's form was created using the methods of computational fluid dynamics (CFD modeling) with carrying out of the subsequent test model trials in experimental pools (deep-sea and ice ones). Full-circle rudder propellers were adopted as the movement and manoeuvre facilities of vessels "Spasatel Zaborschikov". Propellers with diameter of 2600 mm were made of stainless steel. Drive of each FRP is provided by the propeller motor with capacity of 2265 kW. Rudder propellers provide the speed of the vessel not less than 15 knots and bollard pull of about 75 tons.
 
The maximum speed achieved during trials was of 15.6 knots.
 
The hull and rudder-propeller complex of the vessel of MPSV07 project is designed for ice class Arc 5, also the possibility of vessel operation at temperatures down to minus 40°. C is provided.
 
Fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in the area of ER. Tank capacity provides autonomy of the vessel for about 20 days in the mode of rescue and patrol duty.
 
Main diesel-electric power station consists of 4 diesel generators of alternate current of 690 V, 50 Hz with electric capacity of 1370 kW each.
 
The crew consists of 20 people; each of them is accommodated in a single cabin. For the captain, chief mate, chief engineer and head of the emergency party are provided block-cabins, consisting of office, saloon, bedroom and bathroom.
 
12 single cabins, each of them has an additional folding bed are provided for special crew accommodation (emergency party, divers and support personal for diving equipment, etc.). Also, there are 2 standby double cabins.
 
The accommodation of rescued people is foreseen in mess-rooms and also in additional beds at crew cabins. Also, there is 6-place hospital.
 
The total number men onboard is foreseen by 101. Individual and collective life-saving appliances are provided with a 50% reserve.
 
Roll damping system of Hoppe Company is foreseen for improving habitability parameters.
 
High-speed rescue boat with a capacity of 17 people, which is capable to develop speed up to 25 kn is provided for operative emergency party delivery to a emergency vessel. This boat operation is available till the 6 force seas. The boat is equipped with a hook of fast delivered type for engaging with the vessel crane. High-speed boat can perform hydrographic, surveying and search works apart from emergency team delivery. The boat is equipped with hydrographic sonar and side-scan sonar for this purpose.
 
The equipment provided for the mass people collecting from the water on the vessels of MPSV07 project is as follows:
 
• duty boat, equipped with the net for rising people out of the water;
• Viking life raft of marine evacuation system (MES) for the people collecting and the subsequent displacement people on board by the slide of MES;
• salvage facility for rising people out of the water on board with a capacity of 12 lying and sitting people;
• net with the length of 7 meters for rising people out of the water on board of Dacon Rigid Scrambling Net type (on each side of the vessel);
• stretchers for rising people out of the water on board of Spenser floating stretcher type.
 
For emergency evacuation, as well as for the delivery on board of additional personal (medical team, emergency party, etc.), two sites in the fore and aft ends are foreseen for the receiving / transferring cargoes on (from) helicopter. For rising people on the helicopter the special seating slings and stretchers are foreseen in the supply of the vessel.
 
Towage of emergency vessels, and also fulfillment marine towage of vessels is assumed by automatic double drum towing winch with a pull of 75 tons on the lower drum and 50 m on the upper drum. Moreover, the 75 t towing hook of disk-type with the remote electro / hydraulic release is foreseen. An auxiliary 10 t winch is provided for tightening of tow wire.
 
Loading containers with equipment and supplies on the vessel, transferring of ebb facilities for an emergency boat and fulfillment of other loading operations is ensured by two electro cargo overhung cranes with a lifting capacity of 20 tons and outreach of 15 m in the aft end of the main deck from the right and left sides. Truck cranes are capable for working at full lifting capacity in conditions of the open sea with the waves of up to 3 points.
 
Vessels of MPSV07 project are equipped with special water extinguishing systems, foam extinguishing and powder extinguishing, providing the possibility of emergency firefighting on vessels and shore facilities, accessible for approaching from the sea. Water or foam supply to the emergency object carries out through three hydraulic monitors with feeding of 1000 cub.m/h and length of the jet of 120 m set two on wheelhouse top and one on the top of the mast.
 
2 pumps with capacity of 1500 cub.m/h each are set to supply water to a special fire system with a drive from the main diesel generators. The water curtains system is foreseen to protect the vessel against effect of burning object.
 
The set of water discharging units are foreseen for pumping water from flooded compartments of emergency objects; the set includes as follows:
 
• 2 submersible pumps with capacity of 405 cub.m/h each;
• 2 submersible explosion-proof pumps with capacity of 103 cub.m/h each;
• 2 submersible pumps with capacity of 70 cub.m/h each;
• 2 portable ejectors with capacity of 69 cub.m/h each.
 
Diving systems are installed in container on vessels of the MPSV07 project, ensuring the fulfillment of works at depths up to 60 meters. The facility is located in two 20-foot containers installed on the main deck of the vessel. Divers' descent is fulfilled with help of diver ladder from vessel's deck when there is no ice. At ice conditions divers' descent is fulfilled through diving well in the middle part of the vessel. Facilities for underwater welding and cutting metal (electric welding, oxy-electric cutting), as well as a set of diving hydraulic tools of Stanley type are foreseen in diving equipment.
 
The system of dynamic positioning is foreseen for ensuring the keeping the vessel at the place during the diving operations, as well as during the working near drilling platforms. Vessel's keeping is provided with full-circle rudder propellers and two bow thrusters with capacity of 995 kW each. Bow thruster's propeller diameter is of 2000 mm.
 
The positioning of the vessel is provided by three DGPS systems, by two sonar systems and the system of "stretched rope". Stable keeping of the vessel at the place is possible till seas of force 4, the wind speed of 10 m/s and current speed of 3 kn.
 
Oil spills response is one of the main functions of MPSV07 project vessels. There are six tanks for oil collection with total capacity of 668 cub.m, and also the following equipment:
 
• board oil gathering system of LSC-5C/2800 type of LAMOR firm, ensuring cleaning of waters with waves of up to 3 meters;
• reel with heavy oil-protected booms with length of 250 m;
• reel with booms of constant floating with length of 250 m;
• brush type skimmer.
 
Diesel-hydraulic aggregate is provided for drive of the equipment of OSR.
 
Also 2 boom-handling boats with hinged bow ramp are located on the deck.
 
Remotely operated uninhabited deep-sea device Sperre SUB Fighter 7500 is provided in order to provide underwater search works except the diving equipment, and also a towed side-scan sonar of 4200 SP type, used at depths of up to 1000 m with an electro winch for cable-rope with length of about 3000 m is provided.
 
The keel of the lead MPSV07 vessel "Spasatel Karev" (building No. 701) was laid down on 22.09.2009. She was launched on 23.11.10 and put into operation on 25.10.12.
The keel of the second vessel "Spasatel Kavdeykin" (building No. 702) was laid down on 06.04.2010. She was launched on 29.07.11 and put into operation on 19.07.13.
The keel of the third vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" (building No. 703) was laid down on 17.05.2010. She was launched on 22.06.12 and put into operation on 17.12.2013.
The keel of the fourth vessel "Spasatel Demidov" (building No. 704) was laid down on 25.04.2013. She was launched on 12.08.14 and put into operation on 04.12.15.

 
25.01.18 18:37
In 2017, values of grain transportation by the Joint Volga Stock Shipping company, including RSD44 vessels, became record high for the last 25 years

According to the press service, in 2017 the vessels of the Volga Shipping Company (UCL Holding), including ten modern RSD44 dry cargo vessels transported 6.5 million tons of cargo, or by 24% more than in 2016.
 
The cargo turnover was 6.25 billion t*km, by 16% more than in 2016. During the reporting period, there was an increase in capacity of goods, both export and domestic: 4 million tons were transported for export (+ 13% against the level of the previous year), 2.5 million tons were transported inside the country (+ 46% against the level of the previous year).
 
The record harvest of grain in the country and the revitalization of the construction market in the Central and Volga regions contributed to increase of goods transportation by water.
 
In total, the ratio of export and domestic traffic was 61% and 39% (67% and 34% for 2016 navigation respectively). The tendency of domination of exports remained.
 
The nomenclature of basic cargoes has remained the same: grain, sulfur, metals and building materials.
 
A third of the total capacity of traffic in the 2017 navigation was grain cargo. The vessels of the Volga Shipping Company transported 2.2 million tons of grain, by 42% more than last year. The capacity of grain transportation in the 2017 navigation became the record for the company in the last 25 years.
 
The export of metal fell by 0.2 million tons (-26%) to 0.7 million tons. The transportation of sulfur was 1 million tons, at the same level as the last year.
 
The main domestic cargo of the Volga Shipping Company was granite crushed stone from the quarries of Karelia. Company's vessels transported 1.6 million tons of cargo, by 0.5 million tons (+ 42%) more than last year. The domestic transportation of gravel increased by 3 times and amounted to 0.3 million tons.
 
During 2017 navigation, 79 vessels of cargo and towage fleet worked, including ten RSD44 dry-cargo ships.
 
Series' head vessel "Kapitan Ruzmankin" was launched in November 2010, the 10th one "Kapitan Kanatov" was launched in January 2012. Decision about vessels' naming in honour of captains of Volga Shipping Company that perished in the Stalingrad Battle was accepted in the year of the 65th Anniversary of Victory in The Great Patriotic War. In 2012 (year of the 70th Anniversary of the Stalingrad Battle) all 10 vessels named in honour of heroes - river captains were already working for cargo transportation through rivers and lakes of Russia.
 
RSD44 vessels were built in 2011-2012 by Oka Shipyard in Navashino (Vladimir Kulikov is a general director).
 
Vessel's project (RSD44) was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
It should be noted that the RSD44 series (together with RST27 tanker series) set up a record not only for fast constructing but also for river deadweight (loading capacity is 5543 t for draught 3.60 m according to inclining test of the head vessel and weighting test of the second one) and for trial speed (average speed of the head vessel up and down the current was more than 12 knots).
 
Russian River Register class notation of the project is of M-PR 2,5 (Ice 20) A.
 
RSD44 new dry-cargo vessels of "Volga-Max" class (waterline length is of 138.9 m, breadth is of 16.5 m, depth is of 5 m, coamings height is of 2.20 m) are assigned for transportation of general, bulk, timber and saw timber, grain, coal, sulfur, paper, building materials, steel production, potash and mineral fertilizer, large-sized cargoes, and also up to 140 containers through internal water ways of Russian Federation.
 
Deadweight in river is about 5543 t with draught of 3.6 m, deadweight at sea is about 5562 t with draught of 3.53 m. Cargo hold capacity is of 7090 cub.m.
 
Operation of vessels is also provided through Volga-Don Shipping Canal (VDSC), Volga-Balt Canal, Azov Sea up to port of the Caucasus Port and in Gulf of Finland. Passage under Neva bridges in Saint-Petersburg region and under Rostov Railway bridge (Rostov-on-Don city) is supposed to be done without bridges drawing (maximal permissible air draught is of 5.4m for bridges' passing).
 
RSD44 vessels' dimensions (overall length of 139.99 m, overall breadth of 16.8 m) allow to provide operations through VDSC, including "old" branch of Kochetovsk lock without "special steering" procedures.
 
Double bottom and double sides which cover all length of "box-shaped" cargo holds (holds' sizes: hold N1 37.8 m x 13.2 m x 6.22 m, hold N2 49.8 m x 13.2 m x 6.22 m) and fuel oil, lubricating oil and drain tanks allow to provide convenience of cargo loading and unloading, high operational reliability of vessel, and also secure environmental protection and decrease of risks which are linked with environmental pollution in vessels' operation region.
 
Propulsion plant consists of two full-circle rudder propellers (FCRP). FCRP unite features of propulsion device and control means in single complex which allows significantly improve manoeuvring capabilities of vessel in restricted river conditions. Two 1200 kW medium-speed diesels which use heavy fuel oil are foreseen as main engines.
 
Vessels' hull form has been made as much as possible technologic to ensure low cost of hull works. Meanwhile hull form is rather sea-going and optimal for fuel economy for required work conditions at river class O-PR. Hull form provides cruising speed 10.5 kn.
 
For providing sufficient view of water surface from wheel house it is located at the fore end. Vessel's operation is carried out by side control panels while passing narrow waters and locking. These panels are mounted onto open deck of each side in deckhouse area.
 
Vessels are equipped with the 120 kW bow thruster of the "screw in a tube" type.
 
In connection with necessity to provide ability of passage under Neva bridges and Rostov Railway bridge without their drawing single-tier living deckhouse was foreseen in aft part of vessels.
 
All necessary conditions for comfortable crew staying onboard including developed system of climate-control, usage of non-vibrating and noise-protection indoor coverings are provided.
 
Crew consists of 8 persons. Block cabins are prepared for Master and Chief Engineer and single cabins are prepared for other crewmembers.
 
It is interesting to mark that total number of places is of 16 at the suggestion of OJSC Volga Shipping Company. It allows to take students, technical specialists, family members (wives) aboard. The last one can be serious preference while crew selection for work on new series vessels.
 
RSD44 vessel's deadweight with river draught of 3.6 m is higher on 7% than the deadweight of newest of exist "Volzhskiy" type vessels (05074M prj.).
 
Ballast air draught of proposed vessel is only of 5.4 m (and smaller for cargo loading condition). This allows RSD44 project vessel (unlike "Volzhskiy") to pass under Neva bridges and Rostov Railway bridge without their drawing. Consequently the vessel would not be waiting queue for bridges' drawing and would save up to 20 days for single navigation. In addition, the air draft of the vessel allows to be operated on the South port of the Moscow River, which was quite unthinkable for "Volzhskiy" and "Volga-Don" type vessels.
 
Cargo hold capacity of RSD44 vessels is for 21% higher than for "Volzhskiy" type. Mentioned allows to transport not only large-sized cargoes but and significantly increase loading during "light" cargoes transport - barley, seeds of sunflower, cotton, scrap cargoes, large diameter pipes and other goods.
 
When comparing RSD44 dry-cargo vessel with "Volzhskiy" type vessel one may conclude that while length and breadth are the same RSD44 depth is smaller for 8%. Subsequently RSD44 modulus is smaller for 8% than for "Volzhskiy" type. This will provide save up to 8% of summary expenses for port and navigation fees. Thus the RSD44 vessel is unique engineering complex which combines optimal for internal water ways dimensions and modern gears and navigational technical equipment and has significant advantages in comparison with existing analogs.
 
Vessels were built according to leasing scheme. In accordance with the scheme 85% of means is issued by OJSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation" (USC) according to state support program of Russian shipbuilding and 15% of means is issued by OJSC "Volga Shipping Company". Scheme conditions is state backing of 2/3 rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation refinancing. Direct financing of the series building is realized by leasing Company "WEB-leasing".

 
22.01.18 16:22
The Oka Shipyard laid the fourth small-draught "double-hulled" oil barge of prj. ROB20 with deadweight of 6,000 tons of "New Belskaya" type



On 19th of January 2018 Oka Shipyard (general director Vladimir Kulikov, shipyard is a part of UCL holding) laid the section of the fourth small-draught "double-hull" non-self-propelled oil barge of the ROB20 project with a deadweight of 6000 tons of class "O" of the type "Novaya Belskaya" (building number 4104).
 
A series of ten vessels is being built by leasing scheme for the Pola Raise shipping company (St. Petersburg); the customer (lessor) is the State Transport Leasing Company.
 
Prj. ROB20 is designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
The contract for the construction of barges was signed on October 31, 2017. The vessels are planned to be built and handed over to the customer in the first half of 2018.
 
For a significant part of country's shipowners of oil tankers of inland navigation, the date of January 1, 2018 means the termination of operation of their existing tankers built during the Soviet era.
 
National Russian requirements in the form of Technical Regulations prohibit transportations by "single-hull" tanker the dangerous goods in river (any ones, including light grades of oil and oil products).
 
The Technical Regulations for Safety of Inland Water transport Objects were approved by the Government of the Russian Federation by the Decree dated August 12, 2010 No. 623 and entered into force on February 23, 2012. According to the provision 108b of Technical Regulations, oil tankers (except the berth-connected ones) with carrying capacity of more than 600 tons, must be provided by double bottom and double sides extending along the entire length and height of the cargo tanks, or cargo tanks must be of independent type. All oil tankers that do not meet the requirements of subparagraph "" of pointed provision, cannot be operated after December 31, 2017.
 
It should be specially noted the segment of oil small-draught barges intended to work through the Belaya River (transportation of export oil products). These are completely "fresh" barges with double sides and a single thickened bottom of the project 82380, built in 2002-2003 (!!!), but not meet the requirements of the Technical Regulations, and classic single-hull barges of the project P-27 "Belskaya".
 
For example, in 2011 small-draught single-hull barges of the "Belskaya" type in conjunction with "Ural" pusher tugs exported 880 thousand tons of oil products through the Belaya River from the Ufa refineries, 550 thousand tons in 2010 navigation, up to 1 million tons in 2012 navigation.
 
In fact, this means that beginning from the 2018 navigation, only 4 barges of 82230 prj. will be operated through the Belaya River, as well as those of the P-27 prj. barges that were significantly modernized by installing the second bottom and sides and increasing the depth (there are two such modernized barges, and four else are going to be modernized during winter repair of 2017-2018). How effective such significant investment is, if the youngest of the barges were built in 1975?
 
In order to handle this cargo traffic, new "double-hull" oil barges are needed; Oka Shipyard started to build them.
 
The barges of the ROB20 project are non-self-propelled vessels with overall dimensions of 118 x 22.6 x 3.0 m with a trunk of 1000 mm height, with a double bottom of 800 mm height and double sides of 1400 mm width, with 12 cargo and 2 slop tanks, with transom fore and aft ends. The range of operational sediments is from 1.20 m to 2.75 m. The capacity of the cargo tanks (including the settling tank and the unloading shaft) is 6860 cubic meters. m.
 
These barges are intended for transportation of oil with a flash point of 60 degrees and above; the main cargo is masut through the Belaya River and the Volga River, including reservoirs. Therefore, the class of the Russian River Register is O 2.0.
 
As the tug-pushers are supposed to be the same "Ural" / "Volgar" type ones (at the first stage).
 
While designing the hull, computational methods were widely used, which made it possible to "compensate" additional double bottom and double sides; so the carrying capacity is up to 6000 tons (when depths allow). The carrying capacity is 4590 tons at draught 2.20 m, and 3560 tons at draught 1.80 m.
 
For information, old "Belskaya" type barges of the P-27 prj. with river class "P" in the initial single-hull version at draft of 1.80 m take on board 2,960 tons of cargo, and at a maximum draft of 2.60 m - 4590 tons.
 
So, one may observe an increase in the abilities of new ROB20 barges, both in capacity of transported cargo and in the vessel's class, plus the "double-hull" construction as a basic criterion.
 
The keel of the lead ROB20 vessel (building No. 4101) was laid down on 22.11.2017.
The keel of the second vessel (building No. 4102) was laid down on 30.11.2017.
The keel of the third vessel (building No. 4103) was laid down on 20.12.2017.
The keel of the fourth vessel (building No. 4104) was laid down on 19.01.2018.

 
22.01.18 10:56
Congratulations to the North-Western Shipping Company with the 95th anniversary of the founding

The staff of the Marine Engineering Bureau congratulates the North-Western Shipping Company with 95-year anniversary of the company.
In the recent history of domestic water transport, since the 1990s the North-Western Shipping Company (NWSC) has been a leader in modernization the existing fleet of river-sea vessels (Omsk type, Siberian type, Volzhsky type, Volgo-Don type, ST type).
 
We are sincerely glad that in this grandiose work there is a small share of our assistance to the shipping company.
 
Call to memory, the modernization of the 05074M vessels for the RS class notation KM L4 R2-RSN. Modernization project is based on idea of usage of high continuous longitudinal hatch coamings (of 3.5 m height using existing coamings) that allow due to significant section height increase to enhance simultaneously standard of general strength of vessel's hull (H 56%), cargo holds' capacity and deadweight in accordance with requirements of International Load Lines Convention. Existing coamings and previous upper deck were the most loaded elements that worked out their fatigue resource. These elements appear now in the zone closed to the neutral axis of the equivalent beam, so they are excluded from the general hull bending; such situation allows keeping them as hull elements. Inertia moment rise of the high transverse section (while keeping bottom thickness) allowed to increased bottom section modulus by 42%.
 
Forecastle height was increased for 1.7 m to improve seaworthiness qualities. Moreover, sides' shell between decks in aft area was mounted, so full scale poop superstructure was generated.
 
Conventional vessel's deadweight was increased from 4350 tons up to 6067 tons (by 1717 tons or by 39%), cargo holds' capacity rose from 6441 up to 9404 cub. m (by 2963 cub. m or by 46%).
 
Modernized dry-cargo vessels of "Volzhskiy" type have got technical and economic characteristics that significantly exceed same ones before re-equipment; such enhancing allows these vessels to be successfully operated in the conditions of the river-sea and marine transportations.
 
Just with their characteristics the new dry-cargo vessels are compared with.
 
In 2009 group of the UCL Holding and NWSC after long discussions formulated the requirements for a prospective perspective river-sea dry cargo vessel for the NWSC, that are assigned for transportation 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.
 
This is how a new RSD49 prj. was created; she refers to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification.
 
"Volgo-Don Max" is one of the most popular river-sea class.
 
RSD49 vessel's feature is a big middle hold of 52 m long as diversity from all other "Volga-Don Max" type projects designed by MEB. This hold allows to transportation of large-sized cargoes in direct voyages from Europe to Caspian Sea; such point should significantly increase economic effect of vessels' operation.
 
The British Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) included the lead RSD49 vessel "Neva-Leader 1" in the Significant Ships of 2012.
 
RSD49 prj. of the NWSC became a new generation standard of dry river-sea cargo vessels.
 
Ten new DCV36 "coasters" of the NWSC (built in 2011-2012) are assigned for transportation of general, solid bulk, scrap, grain, coal, timber, heavy and large-sized cargoes, ISO 20' and 40' containers with height up to 9.5' (including ref containers), 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. Overall length is 89.96 m, calculated length is 84.89 m, breadth is 14.5 m, depth is 7.5 m, summer freeboard draught is 6.40, deadweight for this draught is 5039 t.
 
The single cargo hold is designed of the box-shaped smooth-wall type, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without stowing. The cargo hold sizes are of 60.0 x 11.50 x 9.20 m; that ensures placing 3 tiers of 9.5' containers or large-sized cargoes. Cargo holds capacity is 6230 cub.m. Double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 14.0 t per sq.m.
 
The fundamental difference between coasters and river-sea vessels is coasters' intensive operation just in marine conditions; enough big summer freeboard draught; unrestricted area of navigation; and also that at scantling length less than 85 m the largest deadweight of "coasters" does not exceed, as a rule, 4500 tons while cargo hold capacity is about 200 thousand cubic feet and gross tonnage is less than 3000.
 
Usually such vessels have deadweight of 4500 t and less; DCV36 has 5000 t at Finnish-Swedish ice category 1B (Ice 3 according to the RS Rules). Such combination was rarely made for domestic river-sea dry-cargo vessels and ones with limited navigation areas.
 
The Marine Engineering Bureau wishes its colleagues further success in the difficult task of renewing of the domestic fleet.

 
22.01.18 10:46
Multipurpose marine SDS18 diving vessel-catamaran "Igor Ilyin" takes part in preparations of the route for "Nord Stream-2" gas pipeline

According to Interfax, multipurpose marine SDS18 diving vessel-catamaran "Igor Ilyin" takes part in preparations of the route for future gas pipeline "Nord-Stream-2".
 
46 m marine SDS18 diving vessel-catamaran "Igor Ilyin" was built at Navashino Oka Shipyard (is included in UCL Holding, Vladimir Kulikov is a general director).
 
The catamaran is built for FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" (Andrey Khaustov is a head). The customer of the vessel was the State Transport Leasing Company.
 
The designer is the Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Advisor of the general director of the SPA Special Materials Yuriy Klenov told to Interfax that destruction of naval ammunition of Great Patriotic War time, found on the route of the future Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, is carried out with help of the innovative Aquaschit technology for the first time.
 
Works are provided by the SDS18 vessel-catamaran "Igor Ilyin", built by the Oka Shipyard in 2017.
 
Usage of the Aquaschit technology has provided reliable protection of the ichthyofauna from the high-explosive impact during destruction of explosive objects", Klenov said.
 
The search and destruction of the naval ammunition is being operated by undersea robot. "The newest technologies of underwater demining applied at the project "Nord Stream-2" provide maximum guarantees of quality and environmental safety" underlined Klenov.
 
He mentioned that the practical usage of the Aquaschit technology, developed by the SPA Special Materials and the Engineering and Technical Center for Special Works under the direction of Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sci.Dr., Professor Mikhail Silnikov, has a great future, as it provides minimum negative impact to the environment and avoidance of deth of marine life.
 
Project SDS18 of multipurpose marine diving vessel-catamaran "Igor Ilyin" has been named as the best innovative solution in the sphere of transport technology in the competition of innovative technologies among the transport firms "Motion Formula". The results of the competition were summed up on December 7, 2017 at the XI International Forum "Transport of Russia - 2017".
 
SDS18 vessel is intended for:
 
• providing of diving and underwater works on depth till 100 m and at sea state up to force 3;
• participation in rescue and ship-raising operations;
• placing and providing work of the research parties in accordance with installed technical means;
• inspection of a sea-bottom, sink objects, underwater part of ship's hull and waterside structure's;
• providing of remote operated deep-water vehicle using at sea state up to force 3.
 
SDS18 vessel is a single-deck steel double-hull catamaran with cross-structure, with deck-house and wheelhouse made of aluminum-magnesium alloy, with an elongated forecastle, with deck-house and wheelhouse located fore, with aft open cargo deck, with 2 full-turn rudder propellers and 2 bow thrusters, with engine rooms located in the side hulls of the catamaran. Navigation zone includes marine regions matching to R1 area. Radio equipment provide operation in areas A1, A2, A3.
 
Vessel's principal dimensions are:
 
Length overall about 46.20 m;
Hull's maximal length 45.00 m;
Length between perpendiculars 43.20 m;
Breadth overall about 13.72 m;
Breadth 13.50 m;
Breadth of single hull 4.40 m;
Depth 4.20 m;
Design draught 2.0 m;
Summer freeboard draught 2.5 m;
Speed 11.5 kn;
Autonomy 25 days.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is of KM Ice1 R1 AUT3-ICS OMBO DYNPOS-1 Catamaran Special purpose ship.
 
Two full-turn rudder propellers with fixed-pitch propellers in nozzles are installed aft in order to provide the required vessel's speed and steerability. Power transmission from main engines to rudder propellers is realized through cardan gear and elastic clutch.
 
Two bow thrusters of the "screw in a tube" type with a fixed-pitch propeller are foreseen for ensuring requirements of dynamical positioning DYNPOS-1, and also for improvement of steerability, during passing narrow waters and during mooring. Thruster capacity of is of 250 kW each.
 
The vessel's hull is strengthened by ice reinforcements for Ice 1 class.
 
Cargo hydraulic crane-manipulator is foreseen; its capacity is pf 1 t at boom outreach 25 m.
 
Container sockets and eyebolts are installed on the main deck for TEU securing; a set of twist-locks is foreseen in the vessel's supply.
 
A 6-men rescue boat is located on the bridge deck, lifting and lowering of the boat is done by the davit. There also working boat for auxiliary operations.
 
The vessel is equipped with two high-holding power anchors located fore.
 
Crew consists of 7 people, total places onboard are 12.
 
Arrangement of special staff (18 people) is provided.
 
Each crew member is placed in a single cabin with lavatory and shower; five cabins are equipped with additional folding beds. Nine double cabins with lavatory and shower are intended for special staff arrangement.
 
Living and office compartments are arranged in the fore deckhouse and forecastle.
 
Two laboratories are required foreseen for providing and providing work of the research party.
 
The wheel house has all-round looking and provides single-man vessel's control.
 
A diving complex is provided to perform diving operations using compressed air for depths up to 60 m; a mobile version (2 TEU) is foreseen. There are diving ladder for divers coming under water.
 
2.5 x 2.5 m trunk is placed on the main deck in the middle; the trunk has hydraulic closing.
 
Keel of the SDS18 lead vessel "Igor Ilyin" (building No. 2300) was laid down on 01.12.2016. She was launched on 26.07.2017 and put into operation on 12.10.2017.

 
22.01.18 09:50
Construction of unique CV03 floating transshipment terminal has started

On January 15, 2018, the Besiktas Shipyard (Yalova, Turkey) laid the keel of a head port roads transshipment terminal with a 35 t crane and a 4600 m³ hold of the project CV03 (building number 81).
 
Prj.CV03 is designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
The CV03 transshipment terminal is designed to provide port roads reloading of bulk cargoes, primarily ore, with help of the crane from sea-river vessels to marine bulkers. Possibility of cargo accumulation during break between "large" vessels arrival is foreseen (feeder dry cargo vessels arrive more often).
 
CV03 terminal is as a marine steel non-self-propelled crane vessel with cargo hold, of a simplified hull shape, with 63.86 m length, with 24 m breadth, with 7.20 m depth, with transom fore and aft ends, with forecastle and poop, with living deck-house and diesel generator room (engine room) located aft, with a cargo hold at the middle, with a aft cargo crane at CL.
 
LIEBHERR cargo crane of CBG350 type is installed onboard. The maximum outreach of crane's boom is about 46 m. Crane's lifting capacity is 35 t (at 12-30 m outreach), 30 t (at 30-36 m outreach). Crane provides output up to 20.0 t per day.
 
Cargo operations at sea are allowed at waves force up to 4 (maximum wave height 2.0 m), wind force up to 5 due to the Beaufort scale (wind speed up to 20.0 m/s).
 
Deadweight is 6980 t at draught of 5.60 m. Capacity of the cargo hold is 4600 m³. The hold is made as a classic "bulk" type with double bottom of 1300 mm height, double sides of 2000 mm width and with inclined plates at the bilge and under the deck, with high hold coaming of 2880 mm height. Allowable load onto the tank top is 12 t/m³.
 
The cargo hold is protected from bad weather by a special closing.
 
In order to prove operation of the port roads transshipment terminal in the seas, an experimental and numerical estimations were carried out for the wettability of a crane vessel with a cargo hold without hatch cover.
 
Towing tank tests of the vessels model were carried out at the regular waves, height of which matches to the height of 3% probability irregular waves at the expected operational area. This approach is harder in terms of the determined rolling parameters. According to the results of the tests, it was found that at full loading case the model's motions at all considered waves and course angles don't lead to the hold's flooding even when the deck is wetted (vessel's position beam to the sea). The reason is enough big vessel's depth and high cargo hold coaming.
 
Similar results were obtained by calculations using the software complex "Kachka" for irregular waves.
 
For hull design of CV03 prj., strength calculations using FEM plate idealization (3-D model of the entire hull with all the main foundations) were widely used. Such choice has been made due to vessel's complex functionality (marine operation of 35 t crane plus hard ore cargo up to 700 t in the cargo hold.
 
The power plant consists of two (or single) main 900 kW diesel generators and an auxiliary 160 kW diesel generator. Heavy fuel oil IFO380 of 380 cSt viscosity is used. Autonomy of the vessel is 20 days for fuel, lub. oil, water and provisions consumption. The maximum stores capacity is 200 t.
 
Ballast water of 3700 t is pumped in for far ballast voyages.
 
The following is intended for crew and maintenance staff accommodation:
 
• 2 single block cabins (salon and bedroom) with lavatory and shower;
• 3 single cabins for the crew with lavatory and shower;
• 3 double cabins for the crew with lavatory and a shower;
• 2 four-bed cabins for maintenance staff with a lavatory and a shower.
 
Two single cabins are provided with 1 extra bed.
 
The total number of places onboard is 21.

 
13.01.18 12:53
Dry cargo vessel "Kalevala" (prj. 964) was modernized for grain transportation by increasing height of cargo hatches' coaming



A significant modernization of dry cargo vessel "Kalevala" of 964 prj. ("Volgo-Don" type vessel of 1565 prj. after shortening) for grain transportation was completed. The modernization was carried out by increasing height of cargo hatches' coaming.
 
The modernization was fulfilled at Hidrodinamik Shipyard, Tuzla, Turkey.
 
The modernization project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
After modernization the vessel received class notation KM L4 R2-RSN of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
 
As a result of modernization, the capacity of cargo holds has been increased from 3955 m³ to 4511 m³ (plus 586 m³ or 15%); that enhanced vessel's loading capacity for grain transportation (at draught 3.6 m deadweight is 3375 t, with 100 tons of stores the specification SF increased to 1.39 m³/t).
 
At the same time, the standard of general strength has grown significantly: the section modulus of hull due to coaming satisfies RS Rules with 23.9% reserve with today actual hull elements thickness. The section modulus of hull due to bottom satisfies RS Rules with 23.8% reserve.
 
The main works which were made by the shipyard:
 
• increase the height of the longitudinal coaming by inserting a vertical sheet of 800 mm high;
• mounting of longitudinal stiffness onto the inset sheet in the form of a welded T-beam;
• shifting the upper part of the existing longitudinal coaming and counterforces vertically upward together with all details;
• mounting of new counterforces;
• enlarging the foundations of the hatch covers' winches.
 
The material of the installed vertical coaming inserting and its stiffness is D36 category shipbuilding steel with yield strength of 355 MPa.
 
After the modernization "Kalevala" is a double-screw cargo vessel with 2 cargo holds, with double bottom and double sides, with engine room and deck house located aft.
 
The vessel is intended for transportation of general and dry bulk cargoes, including timber, large-sized cargo, ISO containers of, dangerous goods and coal.
 
Main characteristics of the vessel:
 
Length overall, m - 105.30;
Length between PP, m - 102.08;
Breadth overall, m 16.50;
Depth, m - 5.50;
Draught (Summer freeboard), m - 3.847;
Deadweight, t - 3894;
Capacity of cargo holds, m³ - 4541.
 
The modernized dry cargo vessel "Kalevala" has technical-economic indicators that significantly exceed the ship's capabilities before modernization; that allows she to be efficiently operated in mixed river-sea and marine transportations.