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11.01.22 21:49
The lead Baltic Car-and-Rail gas-ferry of the CNF19M project "Marshal Rokossovsky", departed to the Baltic Sea

According to IAA PortNews, the lead LNG-powered railway ferry "Marshal Rokossovsky" (construction number 191) of CNF19M project for Ust-Luga - Baltiysk line with Arctic category ARC4 for year-round operation on the line left Istanbul and headed to the Baltic.
 
The source of the photos is the Kuzey Star shipyard.
 
The customer and operator of CNF19M project ferries is FSUE "Rosmorport".
 
The concept, technical design and project documentation of the CNF19M project vessel were developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau. Research on the concept of a cargo ferry for Ust-Luga - Baltiysk line of CNF19M project has been conducted by the Marine Engineering Bureau since 2014.
 
Together with the second vessel in the CNF19M series, "General Chernyakhovsky" these are the largest vessels built at Turkish shipyards.
 
Vessels are built by the Kuzey Star shipyard (director Imral Tuncay) in cooperation with the Nevsky Shipyard (general director Evgeny Kuznetsov).
 
The 200-meter railway ferry of the CNF19M project, "Marshal Rokossovsky", has the Arc4 ice class.
 
The two dual-fuel 6.000 kW main engines are powered by liquefied natural gas or low-sulphur diesel.
 
The use of environmentally clean fuel will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 20-30%, nitrogen oxides by over 90%, and sulphur oxides and soot by 100% compared to similar vessels using traditional heavy fuel. At the same time, LNG will provide not only vessel propulsion, but also the operation of the vessel's power plant (via shaft generators of 2.400 eW each).
 
The new CNF19M project ferries are designed to join the fairly old CNF05 "Baltiysk" and "Ambal" ferries currently on the line.
 
For reference: Train ferry "Baltiysk" was modified according to CNF05 project of Marine Engineering Bureau by "Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH" shipyard, Bremerhaven, FRG for "Rosmorport" (was put into operation on July 14, 2006). The ferry began its first commercial voyage from the port of Ust-Luga to the port of Baltiysk on 7 September 2006.
 
In 2014, by order of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of Russia, the Marine Engineering Bureau, within the framework of the Federal Target Program "Development of Civil Marine Engineering for 2009-2016" (the state customer - the program coordinator - the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation), created the CNF19 project train ferry to operate on the Ust-Luga - Baltiysk - Sassnitz - Mukran line. With the maximum possible characteristics and dimensions, allowing year-round transportation of cargo, including dangerous goods.
 
After 2014, optimisation of the concept took place: at the suggestion of Russian Railways, shortening the round-trip time by reducing the port mooring time (reducing loading time by eliminating carriage movements by freight lift - the number of rail freight decks was reduced from three to one), improvement of outlines with transition from bulbous to optimized "axe" type in fore end, providing transportation of vehicles on upper deck, moving wheelhouse and accommodation to fore end, working on LNG operation of the ferry, that finally led to CNF19M project conception.
 
The hull lines of the CNF19M project were highly demanding:
 
1. Increased speed performance (relatively low overall fullness factor, sharp waterline angles at the bow);
 
2. The hull form had to comply with the requirements for vessels of high ice class Arc4 (the angles of inclination of the SW, the bows at SW, the SW on the bow perpendicular, the bow forward at SW level are regulated);
 
3. The cargo main deck was designed to accommodate a maximum number of wagons (wide roundness at the bow).
 
Optimisation of the hull shape and further numerical modelling of the basin tests has significantly improved hull shape and reduced fuel consumption, including through a rational approach to speed selection and line organisation.
 
The new concept, however, is a purely cargo carrier - unlike its predecessors - without a passenger transport function.
 
Given that on the Ust-Luga-Baltiysk line the passenger function is subsidised and that passenger requirements significantly affect the overall layout and design of the vessel as well as its speed and capacity, and thereby markedly reduce wagon capacity and increase the cost of freight transport, the customer's decision to make the new concept a purely freight project made this project pay for itself.
 
As a result, the CNF19M concept is now a 200m long, automotive-railway gas-ferry ferry of Arc4 ice category with an enclosed cargo deck for wagons and an open upper deck for car-trailers and vehicles, a forward arrangement of the living space and aft engine room, with a twin-screw propulsion system, a stern thruster, and two bow thrusters, with the placement of gas tanks in the hold in the middle part at a safe distance from the superstructure and engine room, with a double bottom and double sides, with the possibility of bunkering with gas simultaneously from four road trains with the help of a vessel buster module as well as from a bunkering vessel and from a coastal LNG bunker base.
 
The vessel is designed to carry Russian standard rail trains with a gauge of 1520 mm, as well as other rolling stock, including dangerous goods, up to 30 reefers (20 ft).
 
The upper deck (superstructure roof) is designed to carry cargo trailers. Wheeled equipment is loaded onto the main deck from both ferry complex bridges and detachable shore side Ro-Ro bridges. Wheeled machinery is loaded onto the upper deck from the main deck via an internal ramp.
 
In order to connect the CNF19M project ferry with the ferry span of the shore ferry complex there is a ledge in the aft part of the main deck, on which special bridge supports are installed. The experience of building and operation of the ferry "Baltiysk" of CNF05 project was widely used in working out this question.
 
Cargo-carrying capacity of the vessel by rail trains (placed on one deck):
 
• T-1 size rail tankers with a length of 12020 mm between couplers (4 axles) - 80 units;
• T-1 size open half wagons with a length of 17670 mm between couplers (4-axle) - 54 units;
• T-1 size freight wagons with a length of 24620 mm between couplers (4 axles) - 36 units.
 
Cargo-carrying capacity of the vessel by vehicle:
 
• semi-trailer truck 12-13.5 m long (road train 16.5 m) on the main deck (not carrying rail trains) - 58 units;
• cargo trailer up to 13.5 m long on the upper deck - 40 units.
 
The main characteristics of the CNF19M project:
 
Length overall - 199.90 m;
Length on SWL - 196.62 m;
Breadth overall - 27.40 m;
Depth to the main deck - 8.60 m;
Depth to the upper deck - 14.70 m;
Draught at SWL - 6.00 m;
Deadweight at SWL draught (about) - 11057 t;
ME power - 2 x 6000 kW;
Operating speed - 16.5 knots;
Crew/passengers - 24 persons /12;
The length of the rail tracks (6 tracks) - 970 m;
The total length of the upper deck (superstructure roof) carriageways - 400 m;
Fuel autonomy - 10 days;
 
RS class - KM Arc4 AUT1-ICS OMBO ECO GFS Ro-ro ship.
 
The vessel provides accommodation for the crew: 3 single block cabins for the captain, chief officer and chief engineer; 21 single cabins with sanitary facilities for officers and enlisted personnel. For accommodation of 12 passengers there are 2 four-bed cabins and 2 double cabins with bathrooms. The total number of places on board is 36.
 
The main deck is designed to carry rail tankers and wagons (up to 94 tonnes) with an axle load of 23.5 tonnes on all tracks.
 
Permissible wheel load per axle on main deck and in the area of 62-180 frames on upper deck: 4 wheels per axle - 12 tonnes; 2 wheels per axle - 10 tonnes.
 
Two controllable pitch propellers and semi-suspended semi-balanced rudders are fitted in the stern to give the vessel specification speed and steerability.
 
To improve controllability at slow speeds, when passing narrow passages and when mooring, the vessel is provided with 2 bow thrusters of 1000 kW capacity each and one stern thruster of "propeller-in-tube" type with fixed pitch propeller of 1000 kW capacity.
 
Lifeboats with a capacity of 36 people each are installed on the bow of the vessel on both sides of the port and starboard side.
 
The power plant consists of:
 
• the main unit, consisting of two diesel engines with a maximum continuous output of 6.000 kW each;
• an auxiliary plant consisting of two main diesel generators with an electrical capacity of 1.222 eW each, two shaft generators with an electrical capacity of 2.400 eW each and an emergency diesel generator with an electrical capacity of 400 eW.
 
The keel of the lead ferry "Marshal Rokossovsky" (construction number 191) of the CNF19M project was laid down at Nevsky Shipyard on 17 October 2018 and launched on 21 August 2020. Put into operation on November 05, 2021.
The keel of the second ferry "General Chernyakhovsky" (construction number 192) was laid down at Nevsky Shipyard on 23 April 2019 and launched on May 22 2021.

 
01.01.22 23:55
Marine Engineering Bureau: 2021 results - 33 new and significantly re-equipped vessels, as well as 7 dimensional modernizations



Marine Engineering Bureau summed up the year 2021 and celebrated the New Year... for the first time without Gennady Vyacheslavovich. For seven months since the tragedy we can say with certainty that we have got a guardian angel, it can be felt in all undertakings of the Bureau...
 
The XII international scientific and technical conference "Innovations in shipbuilding and ocean engineering", dedicated to the memory of Professor Doctor of Engineering Gennady Yegorov, was held in Nikolaev at Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding (former Nikolaev Shipbuilding Institute, Rector Eugene Trushlyakov) on September 30 - October 01, 2021.
 
On October 21, 2021 the lead single-stack multi-purpose dry cargo vessel "Konstruktor Egorov" with deadweight 7173 tons of RSD71 project was laid down for Volga Shipping Company (Yuri Borisovich Gilts General Director). It has record hold length of 83.85 m for mixed sailing vessels and meets high ecological requirements of IMO TIER III (DE-Tier III) for NOx emissions into atmosphere.
 
Multipurpose dry-cargo vessel with deadweight 8144 tons of RSD59 prj. "Gennady Egorov" for company "Idel" (General Director Kholin Aleksey Vyacheslavovich) was launched at "Okskaya shipyard" on December, 23rd, 2021.

 
As of January 1, 2022, 435 vessels had been built based on Bureau designs.
 
During 2021 33 new and considerably re-equipped vessels were built and commissioned according to Marine Engineering Bureau projects, also 7 vessel upgrades with total deadweight 245.5 thousand tons (182.2 thousand tons, 25 vessels - new construction, 63.3 thousand tons, 15 vessels - considerable re-equipment and modernization of existing fleet) were performed.
 
Sources of photo materials - AKMP press-service, MIB press-service, Kuzey Star shipyard.
 

Vessels that were handed over in 2021:
 
The HEAD, LNG-powered railway ferry "Marshal Rokossovsky" of CNF19M project for Ust-Luga-Baltiysk line with ARC4 Arctic category for year-round operation on the line without icebreaker escort.
 
On December 31, 2021 the ferry "Marshal Rokossovsky" of CNF19M project left the Kuzey Star shipyard. After the resupply the vessel will make the crossing to the Baltic.
 
The customer and operator of CNF19M project ferries is FSUE "Rosmorport".
 
Together with the second vessel in the CNF19M series, "General Chernyakhovsky" these are the largest vessels built at Turkish shipyards.
 
Vessels are built by the Kuzey Star shipyard (director Imral Tuncay) in cooperation with the Nevsky Shipyard (general director Evgeny Kuznetsov).
 
On November 05, 2021, the documents of the Register were received.
 
The new CNF19M project ferries are designed to join the fairly old CNF05 "Baltiysk" and "Ambal" ferries currently on the line.
 

The FIRST passenger railway-road ferry of the project CNF18C "Azerbaijan" built on the Caspian Sea.
 
Baku Shipyard handed over the lead 155-meter passenger railway-road ferry for the Caspian Sea project CNF18C "Azerbaijan" on March 1, 2021.
 
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the commissioning ceremony of the new flagship of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (chairman Rauf Veliyev).
 
The vessel made its maiden voyage on May 7, 2021, to the Kazakh port of Kuryk.
 

THE WORLD'S FIRST tanker-museum of the HS01 Project "Surakhani".
 
On March 1, 2021 Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev opened a unique ship-museum of the project HS01 "Surakhani" of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company on the embankment of Baku.
 
The first ship-museum on the Caspian Sea and the first tanker in the world - the HS01 project museum was made on the basis of the "three island" tanker, in the tanks, superstructures and wheelhouses of which the expositions reflecting the history of the Caspian navigation, the history of oil production on the Caspian Sea, the history of ports, shipyards and shipbuilding plants of Baku, the past, present and future of maritime Azerbaijan are organized.
 
The HS01 project museum ship is designed to house museum exhibits and to be used as a floating restaurant.
 
The ship has museum exhibits in six cargo and dry compartments.
 
Restored equipment and environment in the cargo pump room, engine room, boiler room, tiller room, red corner, wardroom, crew mess with canteen, galley, cabins of the captain, first mate, second mate, third mate, radio operator, wheelhouse, navigator, radio room and radio operator storeroom.
 
Authentic anchor and mooring gear, lifeboats, and other deck equipment have been restored.
 

THREE crabbing-processor vessels of the project KSP02 "Neptun", "Arktur" and "Azimut".
 
The customer is North-Western Shipping Company, part of the North-Western Fishery Consortium group.
 
The main purpose of the vessels:
 
• fishing for Kamchatka and Opilio crab with cone, trapezoidal and rectangular traps;
• processing of caught crab into cooked and frozen products with subsequent storage in the hold;
• storage of processed products in the cargo hold and delivery of processed products at sea to the receiving and transporting refrigerated vessels with both sides mooring by means of cargo booms using the "on the phone" method in sea waves up to 4 points.
 
The main types of crab harvested are Kamchatka crab and Opilio crab (snow crab), as well as other varieties of crab.
 
After processing and freezing the catch, the products are stored in a freezer hold with a capacity of about 1.750 cubic metres.
 

Large-tonnage stern freezer trawler-processor project KMT01 "Norvegskoe More".
 
December 6, 2021 in St. Petersburg on the English embankment held a flag-raising ceremony.
 
On September 20, 2021 the act of acceptance was signed.
 
The builder is Vyborg Shipyard (general director Alexander Solovyov).
 
The customer is Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (part of NWSC).
 
A total of four trawlers of the KMT01 project have been ordered for Vyborg Shipyard.
 
The main purpose of the vessel: bottom trawling fishing with on-board processing of the catch and production of frozen products.
 
The lead large-capacity trawler of the KMT01 project, "Barentsevo More", has been named the best trawler-processor (factory) of 2020 by Baird Maritime*.
 
* - Baird Maritime is one of the world's leading maritime publications. Founder of the renowned maritime news portal BairdMaritime.com, Work Boat World, Fishing Boat World, Ship World, Ausmarine and Commercial Mariner magazines as well as the leading ship broking platforms WorkBoatWorld.com and ShipWorld.com.
 

Arctic cargo-passenger vessel for 146 passengers of project PV22 "Pavel Leonov".
 
On May 14, 2021 Nevsky Shipyard (general director Evgeny Kuznetsov) handed over the second cargo-passenger vessel for 146 passengers of PV22 project "Pavel Leonov" with Arctic category ARC4 for Sakhalin-Kurilin communication.
 
On September 16, 2021 "Pavel Leonov" successfully completed a solo passage along the Northern Sea Route to Sakhalin. The ferry covered more than 10.69 thousand kilometers, the crossing took 37 days.
 
The customer is AO "Sakhalinleasingflot".
 
The vessel is designed to transport 146 passengers, general cargo, containers (including refrigerated) and vehicles between Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands and it is equipped with a cargo crane with the ability to handle cargo operations on an unequipped shore.
 
The new concept of the PV22 project has improved icebreaking capability, because it was based on the project of and Arctic rescuer MPSV07, improved maneuverability compared to existing vessels due to the thruster and 2 propellers. The capacity of the hold is 895 cubic meters. m (208-215 cubic meters. m. on present vessels). The vessel has the ability to transport 24 containers, including 8 reefer container and 6 vehicles on deck. The reserve movement is provided by a two-shaft twin-engine installation. There are cabins for people with disabilities.
 

Multipurpose small-draught rescue tugboat of the MPSV12 project with arctic ice class Arc 5 "Piltun".
 
On December 15, 2021 the multipurpose small-draught rescue and salvage vessel of the Arctic navigation project MPSV12 "Piltun" has been accepted for service.
 
The Nevsky Shipyard (General Director Evgeny Kuznetsov) is building a series of four vessels of the MPSV12 (building number 1204) for the FSD "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
 
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat (MSV) "Piltun" (building No. 1204) 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.
 
The vessel is unique for its size and ARC5 Arctic ice class deadweight - with a draught of 4.50 m / 3.20 m it is 1.936 tons / 440 tons.
 

SIXTEEN largest by displacement dry-cargo "super full" vessels of mixed river-sea navigation "Volgo-Don Max" class of project RSD59.
 
The lead vessel in the RSD59 series, the "Paula Macaria" was ranked among the 2018 Significant Ships of 2018 by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
 
Customer - JSC "State Transport Leasing Company", lessees - shipping companies "Pola Rise", "Petrotrans", "Astrol", "Alfa", "Idel".
 
Totally three shipyards (Krasnoe Sormovo, Nevsky Shipyard, Oka Shipyard) have built 47 vessels of RSD59 project (sixteen more are under construction - 11 at Krasnoe Sormovo, 3 at Oka Shipyard, 2 at Nevsky Shipyard).
 
Built in 2018-2021, 47 "super complete" multi-purpose dry cargo vessels of the "Volgo-Don Max" class of the RSD59 project have no analogues in the world and are significantly better in their technical and economic parameters than all the vessels available in the domestic market.
 
On September 27, 2021 multi-purpose dry-cargo vessel "Astrol-2" with deadweight 8144 tons of RSD59 project by "Astrol" shipping company successfully completed the longest for RSD59 vessel round trip on Northern Sea Route from Arkhangelsk to Green Point (Chersky settlement, Kolyma River) to Arkhangelsk. The total length of the record route was more than 5000 nautical miles, the duration was almost 40 days.
 
Advantages of RSD59 project (by the example of "Pola Fiva" vessel with enhanced sea function) in comparison with the best of previously built dry cargo vessels of "Volgo-Don Max" class of RSD49 project:
 
• deadweight in the river with draught of 3.60 m 5320 tons (RSD49 project has draught of 4507 tons), which is more by 813 tons;
• deadweight with maximal draught of 4.706 m 8144 tons (project RSD49 has 7143 tons with maximal draught of 4.70 m) which is more by 1000 tons;
• availability of a long hold L = 77.35 m (on the vessel of the project RSD49 L = 52 m);
• hold height is higher by 620 mm (9000 mm) than on the vessel of RSD49 project which allows to transport containers with height up to 9.6 feet - "high cube containers" (3 such containers in height);
• 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).
 

Caspian chemical tanker of a new generation "Kelbajar" with deadweight 7.875 tons of the RST12C project.
 
On September 10, 2021 President Ilham Aliyev took part in the commissioning ceremony of the second tanker "Kelbajar" of RST12C project, built at Baku Shipyard by order of CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company" (chairman Rauf Veliyev).
 
The British Royal Society RINA has included the head tanker of the project RST12C "Lachin", built for ASCO at the Baku Shipyard, to the list of the 50 best ships built in the world in 2019.
 
Two more such chemical tankers of RST12C project are under construction at Baku Shipyard.
 
The new RST12C tankers have an enhanced "Caspian" function:
 
• with a "Caspian" draft of 4.54 m the deadweight is 7875 tonnes (the RST27 project has a deadweight of 7030 tonnes), an increase of 845 tonnes;
• the capacity of cargo tanks is designed to carry oil products from the Caspian region and has been increased by raising the trunk to 9190 m³ (the RST27 has 8100 m³), i.e. by 1090 m³.
Two DCB24 project 6.896-tonne shallow single-hold heavy bulk barges for heavy bulk cargoes.
 
In the middle of April 2021 Nantong Chang Qing Sha Shipyard (China) handed over two shallow draught barges "Pola 1" and "Pola 2" for transportation of 6896 DWT heavy bulk cargoes of DCB24 project. The customer is Pola group of companies.
 
In July 2021, barges of the DCB24 project were successfully delivered onboard of the heavyweight carrier Innovation Way to their destination, Guinea.
 
The DCB24 project is a seaworthy non-self-propelled bilge vessel with a single cargo hold, with transom bow and stern ends.
 
Deadweight at 2.90 m draft (in river) - 6777 tons. Deadweight with 2.90 m draft (at sea) - 6.985 tonnes.
 

RST22TP "Kaluga" mixed river-sea tanker-chemical-product carrier with deadweight of 7033 tons.
 
On December 10, 2021 Trinity Shipping Company (General Director Alexander Yaroshenko) put into operation the product and chemical tanker of mixed river-sea navigation of RST22TP "Kaluga" project "Volgo-Don Max" with the deadweight of 7033 tons.
 
It is a self-propelled liquid cargo vessel with 6 cargo tanks designed for transportation of chemically hazardous liquid cargoes, crude oil and petroleum products, including gasoline, with no limit on flash point, and ensuring transportation of cargo at a maintained temperature of 50°C.
 
"Kaluga" can simultaneously carry 6 varieties of cargo (a total of 53 chemically hazardous liquid cargoes, in addition to conventional oil tankers, are on the list of approved for transportation).
 

Three tankers converted to dry cargo ships under the RSD22KR project.
 
In 2021 three ships of Volga Shipping Company - "Volga-Flot 1", "Volga-Flot 4" and "Volga-Flot 8" (from tankers of 05074T project) - were re-equipped with RSD22KR project into dry-cargo vessels of 5488 tons deadweight.
 
The purpose of the converted vessel of the RSD22KR prj. "Volga-Flot" type is transportation of general and bulk cargoes, including grain, timber, international standard containers in holds.
 
She is a steel, single-deck, twin-screw cargo vessel, saddleless, with double bottom, double sides, with tank, with engine room and deckhouses located aft, with 2 cargo holds, with removable sectional hatch covers, with bow thruster. The covers are moved with a special gantry crane when opening the hatches.
 

FIRST Volgoneft converted to the dry cargo vessel "Blagovest" according to the RSD26 project.
 
On September 1, 2021 the dry cargo vessel "Blagovest" "Volgo-Don Max" of 4.942 tons deadweight class, re-equipped according to the RSD26 project from "Volgoneft" type tanker, has left on its maiden voyage.
 
This is the first vessel to be converted to the RSD26 design.
 
The conversion work was carried out by the Kriushinsky shipbuilding and ship-repair plant (Ulyanovsk Region).
 
Purpose of the converted dry-cargo vessel of RSD26 project is transportation of general and bulk cargoes, including grain, mineral fertilizers, sulfur (hazardous cargo of class 4.1) and coal, metal in holds, general and timber cargoes on hatch covers.
 
Deadweight with a draught of 3.527 m at sea - 4942 tons, with a draught of 3.6 m in the river - 4923 tons.
 

TWO modernized dry-cargo vessels of mixed river-sea navigation of RSD03L project with deadweight 6917 tons.
 
In 2021 the dimensional modernization of two dry-cargo vessels "Karelis 71", "Karelis 72" of 005RSD03 project of "Karelia" type was completed.
 
The modernization was done at the Gisan shipyard.
 
The customer is the shipping company "Albros" (General Director Raim Alekperov).
 
The main task of the vessel extension on 32.5 m on the project RSD03L is to increase deadweight on the smaller draft (3.8-4.5 m), which are typical for the ports of the Azov and Caspian Seas. After modernization the vessels according to classification accepted in the Bureau belong to "Volgo-Don Max" class. Weight of the insertion together with the covers is 425 tons.
 
Deadweight at 4.20 m draft has increased to 6332 tons from 4457 tons - up 1875 tons, at 3.60m river draft to 4803 tons from 3307 tons - up 1496 tons. The deadweight at 4.46 m LHVL draft is 6.917 tons (an increase of 2017 tons over the deadweight at 4.46 m draft and 1.450 tons over the deadweight at 4.792 m draft of the original vessel).
 

THREE modernized dry-cargo vessels of mixed river-sea navigation of RSD04LG project with deadweight of 5492 tons.
 
Dimensional modernization of three dry cargo vessels "Gelmond 1", "Gelmond 2", "Gelmond 3" of 003RSD04/ALB02 Helius type was completed in 2021.
 
The upgrades were carried out at the Gisan, Dogruyol and Ocean Shipyards.
 
The customer is the shipping company "Albros" (General Director Raim Alekperov).
 
The main task of the vessel elongation by 25.35 m according to the project RSD04LG is to increase deadweight on the draft of 3.8-4.5 m, which is usual for the ports of Azov and Caspian seas. The weight of the insertion together with the covers is 393 tons.
 
Deadweight at 4.20 m draught increased to 4398 tons from 3223 tons - by 1175 tons, at 4.50 m draught to 4900 tons from 3603 tons - by 1297 tons. Deadweight at 4.85 m draught was 5492 tons (from 3557 tons, increase by 1935 tons).
 
Container capacity increased to 161 TEU (106 in holds and 55 on covers).
 

TWO upgraded DCB26 project limited-area dry cargo barges with 1.682 deadweight tons.
 
In 2021 dimensional modernization of dry-cargo barges of limited navigation area "MP-2807" and "MP-2811" of 16800 project was completed.
 
The modernization was carried out at the Amur shipping company's REB. The customer is the Amur shipping company.
 
The main task of modernization is to increase the class of the vessel. After modernization and shortening the barge hull by 24 m, the vessel received RMRS class K R2.
 
Deadweight at 1.863 m draught 1.682 tons.
 
Among the vessels being built under the Bureau's designs are in Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and China:
 
• railroad gas-engine ferry for the Baltic Sea for the line Ust-Luga - Baltiysk of CNF19M project;
• railway-truck-passenger ferry for the Caspian Sea of CNF18C project;
• 2 car and railway passenger ferries with Arc5 ice category for Vanino-Kholmsk ferry line of CNF11CPD project;
• floating dock of the FD05 project with a carrying capacity of 30.000 tons for work on the NSR;
• cargo-passenger vessel with passenger capacity of 36 people and deadweight of about 1.350 tons for communication of the Commander Islands and Severo-Kurilsk with Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky of PV24 project;
• 2 product and chemical tankers of RST12C project for the Caspian Sea;
• cruise passenger vessel of mixed river-sea navigation with a capacity of 310 passengers of PV300VD project;
• icebreaker7 multipurpose 18 MW ice-class rescue and salvage icebreaking vessel of IBSV02 project;
• multipurpose tug and salvage vessel of MPSV12 project with Arc 5 ice class;
• multipurpose rescue and salvage vessel of Arctic sailing type "Spasatel Karev" with a capacity of 4 MW and class Arc 5 of project MPSV07;
• multipurpose 7 MW Icebreaker6 class icebreaking rescue and salvage vessel of MPSV06 project;
• large freezer trawlers of KMT01, KMT02, ST-192 projects;
• crab processing vessels of the KSP01 project;
• 2 ice-class pilot boats of BLV03 project for work in the waters of the Northern Sea Route ports;
• 2 bilge water collector vessels of RST38 project;
• six small supply vessels - workboats of the WSB01 project for the Caspian Sea;
• as well as many other vessels, including modern offshore and mixed river-sea going dry-cargo and oil tankers of RSD71 project of "Konstruktor Egorov" type, "Pola Makaria" type (RSD59 project), "Aleksandr Shemagin" (RST25 project), "Neva-Leader" (RSD49 project), " Gloster" (RST26 project), "Yediniy" (RSD60 project), "Azov Five Thousanders" (RSD18 project), "Chelsea", RSD28 project, RSD72 project, RSD29.2 project
 
and a number of other innovative vessels.
 
In addition to new vessels, modernization, re-equipment, conversion and re-classification projects are also being performed and realized.
 

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18.12.21 19:28
RST22TP "Kaluga" mixed river-sea tanker, with the deadweight of 7.033 tons, was put into operation

On December 10, 2021 shipping company "Trinity Shipping" has accepted into operation a mixed river-sea tanker-chemical vessel of RST22TP project "Kaluga" (construction number 372) "Volgo-Don Max" of 7033 tons deadweight class.
 
It can simultaneously carry 6 varieties of cargo (a total of 53 chemically hazardous liquid cargoes, in addition to conventional oil tankers, are on the list of approved for transportation).
 
The RST22TP was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
It is a self-propelled tanker with 6 cargo tanks designed for transportation of chemically hazardous liquid cargoes, crude oil and petroleum products, including gasoline, with no limit on flash point, and ensuring cargo transportation at the maintain temperature of 50°C.
 
Distinctive feature of the vessels of the project RST22TP, as well as of other river-sea tankers of the Marine Engineering Bureau, is the use as single means of movement and control of full-turn propeller-rudder columns, absence of longitudinal bulkhead in DP, use of submersible pumps, total absence of set in cargo tanks, developed tronk.
 
The vessels meet the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Canal and the Volga-Baltic Route. Overall length of the vessel of RST22TP project is 139.95 m, width - 16.6 m, depth - 6.0 m.
 
Class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS VCS OMBO BWM (T) oil/chemical tanker type 2 (ESP).
 
Vessels of RST22TP project can operate year-round in sea areas corresponding to the restricted navigation area R2, including around Europe, and on inland waterways of Russia.
 
Winter operation conditions: occasional year-round operation in ice-free seas, in shallow broken ice of non-arctic seas (sailing alone in shallow broken ice of 0.40 m thickness at 5 kn; sailing in channel behind icebreaker in solid ice of 0.35 m thickness at 3 knots).
 
The vessels are fully in compliance with international requirements for the transportation of liquid chemical hazardous cargoes IMO2, including double-bay unsinkability.
 
Capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop tanks 8089 cubic meters, deadweight in the sea - 7033 tons with a draft of 4.60 m, in the river with a draft of 3.60 m - 4636 tons, speed of operation - 12.0 knots.
 
Cargo system is made for simultaneous transportation of six varieties of cargo, the capacity of cargo pumps - 3 x 300 m³/hour and 3 x 200 m³/hour. One thermal 1750 kW and two disposal boilers of 250 kW each are installed.
 
The main engines are two 1200 kW medium-speed diesel engines, each running on IFO380 heavy fuel. The thruster is 230 kW.
 
The power plant consists of three 220 kW diesel generators and a 100 kW emergency diesel generator.
 
Crew - 12 people, places - 14 + a pilot.
 
Autonomy (in the sea / in the river) - 20 / 10 days.
 
The keel of the head vessel of the project RST22TP Marlin (construction number 371) was put into service on 20.08.2020.
The keel of the second vessel "Kaluga" (construction number 372) was put into service on 10.12.2021.

 
15.12.21 20:17
The fourth in the series shallow draft rescue salvage vessel and tugboat of Arctic navigation MPSV12 project "Piltun" is put into operation



According to the Marine Rescue Service, the multifunctional shallow draft rescue and salvage vessel of arctic navigation "Piltun" project MPSV12 (construction number 1204) was accepted for operation on December 15.
 
The Nevsky Shipbuilding and Shiprepairing Plant (General Director Evgeny Kuznetsov) is building a series of four vessels of the MPSV12 "Piltun" for the FSD "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
 
Vessel's project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat (MSV) "Piltun" (building No. 1204) 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.
 
MPSV12 MSV "Piltun" (building No. 1204) 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 of KM Arc 5 AUT2 FF2WS DYNPOS-2 Salvage ship.
 
Principal dimensions of the MPSV12 vessel "Piltun" (building No. 1204) 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 "Piltun" (building No. 1204) 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;
    - stationary control boards for oil spill response equipment (mounted PS & StB);
    - 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. and accepted for operation on 24.12.2020.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Piltun" (building No. 1204) was laid on 11.03.2016. She was launched on 30.11.2017 and accepted for operation on 15.12.2021.

 
14.12.21 09:39
The Admiralty Shipyards have started sea trials of the lead large-capacity trawler-processor pr. ST-192 "Kapitan Vdovichenko"



On December 13, 2021 the JSC "Admiralty Shipyards" sent for sea trials the head 108-meter-long large freezer fishing trawler project ST-192 "Kapitan Vdovichenko" (building number 02480) - the Russian Fish Industry Company reports.
 
A total of ten trawlers of the ST-192 project have been ordered.
 
The customer is the Russian Fishery Industry Company.
 
The technical design of ST-192 was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau. The WCD was developed by the Vympel Design Bureau.
 
The supertrawlers under construction for the RRPK are the largest and most technologically advanced Russian fishing vessels. Each new vessel is designed for an annual catch of more than 60 thousand tons of fish, which is in 2.5 times higher than the productivity of the vessels that currently form the basis of the fishing fleet in the Far East of the Russian Federation.
 
Main aim of the vessel is catching pelagic and near-bottom pelagic type fish, also manufactory of frozen production during the voyage; with full cycle of take processing onboard vessel directly.
 
The main types of catching fish: Alaska Pollack, Herring, Mackerel.
 
The main types of production: decapitate and drawn fish, filleted fish, Alaska Pollack caviar (frozen), surimi, also fishmeal and fish oil.
 
Production storage is provided in the main refrigerating hold (capacity 4250 m³) after processing and freezing. Fishmeal and other frozen production are stored in 2 holds (capacity 400 and 600 m³). Also 300 m³ hold is foreseen for storage of carrying carton, fish meal and other production.
 
Storage of fish oil is provided by 2 tanks of 100 m³ summarized capacity made from food stainless steel.
 
The vessel is equipped for work with single trawl.
 
The vessel's general particulars are as follows:
 
Length overall is about 108.2 m;
Breadth is 21.0 m;
Depth up to main deck is 8.35 m;
Depth up to trawl deck is 11.55 m;
Maximal aft draught is 8.99 m.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is KM IA Super (hull) Ice 3 (power) AUT 1 REF BWM (T) Fishing vessel.
 
Assumed vessel's operational areas are as follows: eastern coast of Russian Federation, Bering Sea, Sea of Okhotsk and adjusted regions.
 
Vessel's hull strengthen in accordance with requirements of Finnish-Swedish ice class IA Super.
 
Design vessel's speed 15 kn is provided by single 8120 kW main diesel that drives controllable pitch propeller in fixed nozzle.
 
Manoeuvrability, including at low speed with trawl, is provided by single steering complex (rotor type steering gear + ruder with flap).
 
950 kW bow thruster is foreseen to improve manoeuvrability at low speed.
 
Work of vessel's power plant is provided by two diesel-generators (1880 and 1460 kW) and also by shaft-generator (4126 kW). Besides, emergency diesel-generator (240 kW) is foreseen.
 
Vessel's hull, super-structure and wheel-house are made from steel; high-strength wearproof grade like D690 and Hardox 450 are used for trawl deck. Except paining, applied current system is used as corrosion protection for underwater hull. Moreover, zinc sputtering (metallization) is foreseen for outer and inner surfaces of constructions that are subject to influence of aggressive environment.
 
Two cranes are foreseen for work during marine fishing, as follows: 8 t one of 17 m outreach (in the middle) and 8 t one of 8 m outreach (in aft).
 
Fore and aft gantries with cargo double 5 t derricks are foreseen for marine cargo transferring.
 
Shipping equipment (trawl systems), anchor-mooring mechanisms and winches of cargo derricks are bought together with automatic control systems.
 
Fully equipped fish processing system provides water pumping through refrigerated fish tanks, sorting, processing, freezing, packing, storage and unloading of production. production freezing will be carried out in horizontal automatic plate freezers of summarized capacity 260 t/day.
 
Equipment for surimi production with separate laboratory is foreseen, it capacity is 80 t/day. There is also fish meal plant with daily processing of 250 t of raw material.
 
Transportation of prepared production and packaging material through the vessel is carried out with help of two cargo elevators and special cargo conveyor within freezing holds.
 
Arrangement of 40 crewmembers is provided at comfortable single or double cabins, and factory staff (max. 99 people) is arranged at single, double or four-bed cabins.
 
Onboard the vessel there are separate mess-rooms for officers and other crew with self-service zone, crew recreation room, all necessary medical, sanitary-common and sanitary-hygienic rooms in accordance with requirements of Sanitary Regulations for Fishing Vessels. Additionally, there is cinema hall, sport complex including the gym, saunas.
 
Passive roll damping system is foreseen for providing comfortable conditions at non-fully loading conditions. Diesel oil is used as working liquid in the roll damping system.
 
The vessel is completed by radio and navigation equipment in accordance with vessel's class and accepted navigation area, also by complex of specialized trawl equipment including sliding fish-finding sonars and trawl parameters control system.
 
The keel of the head vessel (at Admiralty shipyards) ST-192 m/v "Kapitan Vdovichenko" (building No. 02480) was laid 23.01.2019. She was launched on 27.03.2020.
The keel of the second vessel "Mekhanik Maslak" (building No. 02481) was laid 08.04.2019. She was launched on 23.06.2020.
The keel of the third vessel "Mekhanik Sizov" (building No. 02482) was laid 30.06.2020. She was launched on 25.07.2021.
The keel of the fourth vessel "Kapitan Martynov" (building No. 02483) was laid 05.08.2020. She was launched on 24.09.2021.
The keel of the fifth vessel "Kapitan Yunak" (building No. 02484) was laid 05.06.2021.
The keel of the sixth vessel "Mekhanik Shcherbakov" (building No. 02485) was laid 29.09.2021.

 
08.12.21 13:39
ASCO Chairman Rauf Veliyev met with the crew of the tanker "Ganja" of RST27 project in Istanbul

Rauf Veliyev, Chairman of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO), visited the sea/river tanker "Ganja" of RST27 project with deadweight of 7022/5420 tons in Istanbul, the press-service of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company informs.
 
During the meeting with the crew of the tanker "Ganja" of RST27 project operated in the foreign waters the chairman talked about the care and attention given by President Ilham Aliyev to the shipping industry, as well as the goals and objectives set, the process of renovation of the fleet, consolidation of positions in international maritime traffic.
 
After a long break, the activity of the Shipping Company in foreign waters was restored by the order of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in 2014 after the purchase of dry cargo vessels of 005RSD03 "Uzeir Hajibeyli" and "Natavan", which were the first vessels of this project in the shipping company.
 
As previously reported, the solemn commissioning ceremony of the new tanker "Ganja" of the project RST27 of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company was held in Baku on November 18, 2016 with the participation of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
 
The vessel was named in honor of the third largest and most populous city in Azerbaijan, the birthplace of the great Nizami and a monument of ancient culture, a city that played a major role in the socio-economic, political and cultural life of the country.
 
Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard at Nizhniy Novgorod (Mikhail Pershin is a general director) is a builder.
 
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).
 
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.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class is - KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker (ESP).
 
As other river-sea going MEB tankers, RST27 vessels use full-turn 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 (s.g. till 1.015) including gasoline, without flash point restrictions. Keeping of cargo's 50°C temperature is provided.
 
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 (marine/river).

 
08.12.21 10:38
Kuzey Star shipyard started construction of the floating dock of FD05 project with the capacity of 30,000 tons for FSUE "Atomflot"



On December 7, 2021, a metal cutting ceremony was held at the Kuzey Star shipyard (director Imral Tuncay) to announce the start of construction of the 30,000-ton floating dock of the FD05 project.
 
Source of photo material - PortNews news agency.
 
The construction is performed under the contract by FSUE "Atomflot". Floating dock of FD05 project is designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Floating dock of FD05 project is designed for year-round operation in FSUE "Atomflot" water area in Kola Bay and is intended for dock repairs of icebreakers and nuclear service ships, including repair of underwater parts, cleaning and painting of outer hull, bottom and board fittings, propeller system, anchor device, replacement of protector protection and other operations.
 
The vessel is a steel monolithic floating dock, with continuous metal longitudinal towers containing ballast, dry and permeable compartments, with crinolines, windproofing and a transition bridge.
 
The floating dock is built for the RS class KE Berth-connected ship (S) Floating Dock.
 
The height of the pontoon in the DP is 5700 mm. The width of the towers is 4200 mm. The maximum length of the dock - 220 m, length on the slipway - 200 m, width of the dock - 48 m, width in light (distance between the inner edges of fixed structures) - 38 m. Dock draught at maximum depth is 18.40 m, depth above keel blocks is 11.00 m. The height of the keel blocks is 1700 mm.
 
Autonomy of the dock in terms of fuel, water, provisions, collection of oily water treatment, garbage, sewage and domestic water - 7 days.
 
Crew - 30 people.

 
08.12.21 09:28
The lead Baltic Car-and-Rail ferry of the CNF19M project, "Marshal Rokossovsky", is ready for departure to Ust-Luga



According to PortNews IA, the lead LNG-powered railway ferry "Marshal Rokossovsky" (construction number 191) of CNF19M project for Ust-Luga-Baltiysk line which is of ARC4 Arctic category for year-round operation on the line without icebreaker escort is ready for departure to Ust-Luga.
 
This was announced by the development director of Kuzey Star Ersoy Solmaz.
 
"The ferry Marshal Rokossovsky" is ready for departure to Russia from the Turkish port of Tuzla, the documents of the Russian Maritime Register for the vessel have been given," he said.
 
Source of photo materials - IA PortNews, Nevsky Shipyard.
 
The customer and operator of CNF19M project ferries is FSUE "Rosmorport".
 
The concept, technical design and project documentation of the CNF19M project vessel were developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau. Research on the concept of a cargo ferry for Ust-Luga - Baltiysk line of CNF19M project has been conducted by the Marine Engineering Bureau since 2014.
 
Together with the second vessel in the CNF19M series, "General Chernyakhovsky" these are the largest vessels built at Turkish shipyards.
 
Vessels are built by the Kuzey Star shipyard (director Imral Tuncay) in cooperation with the Nevsky Shipyard (general director Evgeny Kuznetsov).
 
The 200-meter railway ferry of the CNF19M project, "Marshal Rokossovsky", has the Arc4 ice class.
 
The two dual-fuel 6.000 kW main engines are powered by liquefied natural gas or low-sulphur diesel.
 
The use of environmentally clean fuel will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 20-30%, nitrogen oxides by over 90%, and sulphur oxides and soot by 100% compared to similar vessels using traditional heavy fuel. At the same time, LNG will provide not only vessel propulsion, but also the operation of the vessel's power plant (via shaft generators of 2.400 eW each).
 
The new CNF19M project ferries are designed to join the fairly old CNF05 "Baltiysk" and "Ambal" ferries currently on the line.
 
For reference: Train ferry "Baltiysk" was modified according to CNF05 project of Marine Engineering Bureau by "Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH" shipyard, Bremerhaven, FRG for "Rosmorport" (was put into operation on July 14, 2006). The ferry began its first commercial voyage from the port of Ust-Luga to the port of Baltiysk on 7 September 2006.
 
In 2014, by order of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of Russia, the Marine Engineering Bureau, within the framework of the Federal Target Program "Development of Civil Marine Engineering for 2009-2016" (the state customer - the program coordinator - the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation), created the CNF19 project train ferry to operate on the Ust-Luga - Baltiysk - Sassnitz - Mukran line. With the maximum possible characteristics and dimensions, allowing year-round transportation of cargo, including dangerous goods.
 
After 2014, optimisation of the concept took place: at the suggestion of Russian Railways, shortening the round-trip time by reducing the port mooring time (reducing loading time by eliminating carriage movements by freight lift - the number of rail freight decks was reduced from three to one), improvement of outlines with transition from bulbous to optimized "axe" type in fore end, providing transportation of vehicles on upper deck, moving wheelhouse and accommodation to fore end, working on LNG operation of the ferry, that finally led to CNF19M project conception.
 
The hull lines of the CNF19M project were highly demanding:
 
1. Increased speed performance (relatively low overall fullness factor, sharp waterline angles at the bow);
 
2. The hull form had to comply with the requirements for vessels of high ice class Arc4 (the angles of inclination of the SW, the bows at SW, the SW on the bow perpendicular, the bow forward at SW level are regulated);
 
3. The cargo main deck was designed to accommodate a maximum number of wagons (wide roundness at the bow).
 
Optimisation of the hull shape and further numerical modelling of the basin tests has significantly improved hull shape and reduced fuel consumption, including through a rational approach to speed selection and line organisation.
 
The new concept, however, is a purely cargo carrier - unlike its predecessors - without a passenger transport function.
 
Given that on the Ust-Luga-Baltiysk line the passenger function is subsidised and that passenger requirements significantly affect the overall layout and design of the vessel as well as its speed and capacity, and thereby markedly reduce wagon capacity and increase the cost of freight transport, the customer's decision to make the new concept a purely freight project made this project pay for itself.
 
As a result, the CNF19M concept is now a 200m long, automotive-railway gas-ferry ferry of Arc4 ice category with an enclosed cargo deck for wagons and an open upper deck for car-trailers and vehicles, a forward arrangement of the living space and aft engine room, with a twin-screw propulsion system, a stern thruster, and two bow thrusters, with the placement of gas tanks in the hold in the middle part at a safe distance from the superstructure and engine room, with a double bottom and double sides, with the possibility of bunkering with gas simultaneously from four road trains with the help of a vessel buster module as well as from a bunkering vessel and from a coastal LNG bunker base.
 
The vessel is designed to carry Russian standard rail trains with a gauge of 1520 mm, as well as other rolling stock, including dangerous goods, up to 30 reefers (20 ft).
 
The upper deck (superstructure roof) is designed to carry cargo trailers. Wheeled equipment is loaded onto the main deck from both ferry complex bridges and detachable shore side Ro-Ro bridges. Wheeled machinery is loaded onto the upper deck from the main deck via an internal ramp.
 
In order to connect the CNF19M project ferry with the ferry span of the shore ferry complex there is a ledge in the aft part of the main deck, on which special bridge supports are installed. The experience of building and operation of the ferry "Baltiysk" of CNF05 project was widely used in working out this question.
 
Cargo-carrying capacity of the vessel by rail trains (placed on one deck):
 
• T-1 size rail tankers with a length of 12020 mm between couplers (4 axles) - 80 units;
• T-1 size open half wagons with a length of 17670 mm between couplers (4-axle) - 54 units;
• T-1 size freight wagons with a length of 24620 mm between couplers (4 axles) - 36 units.
 
Cargo-carrying capacity of the vessel by vehicle:
 
• semi-trailer truck 12-13.5 m long (road train 16.5 m) on the main deck (not carrying rail trains) - 58 units;
• cargo trailer up to 13.5 m long on the upper deck - 40 units.
 
The main characteristics of the CNF19M project:
 
Length overall - 199.90 m;
Length on SWL- 196.62 m;
Breadth overall - 27.40 m;
Depth to the main deck - 8.60 m;
Depth to the upper deck - 14.70 m;
Draught at SWL - 6.00 m;
Deadweight at SWL draught (about) - 11057 t;
ME power - 2 x 6000 kW;
Operating speed - 16.5 knots;
Crew/passengers - 24 persons /12;
The length of the rail tracks (6 tracks) is 970 m;
The total length of the upper deck (superstructure roof) carriageways is 400 m;
Fuel autonomy - 10 days;
 
RS class - KM Arc4 AUT1-ICS OMBO ECO GFS Ro-ro ship.
 
The vessel provides accommodation for the crew: 3 single block cabins for the captain, chief officer and chief engineer; 21 single cabins with sanitary facilities for officers and enlisted personnel. For accommodation of 12 passengers there are 2 four-bed cabins and 2 double cabins with bathrooms. The total number of places on board is 36.
 
The main deck is designed to carry rail tankers and wagons (up to 94 tonnes) with an axle load of 23.5 tonnes on all tracks.
 
Permissible wheel load per axle on main deck and in the area of 62-180 frames on upper deck: 4 wheels per axle - 12 tonnes; 2 wheels per axle - 10 tonnes.
 
Two controllable pitch propellers and semi-suspended semi-balanced rudders are fitted in the stern to give the vessel specification speed and steerability.
 
To improve controllability at slow speeds, when passing narrow passages and when mooring, the vessel is provided with 2 bow thrusters of 1000 kW capacity each and one stern thruster of "propeller-in-tube" type with fixed pitch propeller of 1000 kW capacity.
 
Lifeboats with a capacity of 36 people each are installed on the bow of the vessel on both sides of the port and starboard side.
 
The power plant consists of:
 
• the main unit, consisting of two diesel engines with a maximum continuous output of 6.000 kW each;
• an auxiliary plant consisting of two main diesel generators with an electrical capacity of 1.222 eW each, two shaft generators with an electrical capacity of 2.400 eW each and an emergency diesel generator with an electrical capacity of 400 eW.
 
The keel of the lead ferry "Marshal Rokossovsky" (construction number 191) of the CNF19M project was laid down at Nevsky Shipyard on 17 October 2018 and launched on 21 August 2020.
The keel of the second ferry "General Chernyakhovsky" (construction number 192) was laid down at Nevsky Shipyard on 23 April 2019.

 
06.12.21 16:58
A flag-raising ceremony was held in St Petersburg for the second large-capacity trawler-processor of the KMT01 project, "Norvegskoe More"



A flag-raising ceremony was held on December 6, 2021 in St. Petersburg on the Angliyskaya Embankment on the second large-capacity trawler-processor of the project KMT01 "Norvegskoe More" of the Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (ATF, part of the North-West Fishery Consortium).
 
The builder is Vyborg Shipyard (general director Alexander Solovyov).
 
The customer is Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (part of NWSC).
 
A total of four trawlers of the KMT01 project have been ordered for Vyborg Shipyard. The lead vessel, "Barentsevo More", will be delivered in September 2020. The second vessel, "Norvegskoe More", will be delivered in September 2021.
 
The head large-capacity trawler of the KMT01 project, "Barentsevo More", has been named the best trawler-processor (mill) of 2020 by Baird Maritime.
 
Baird Maritime is one of the world's leading maritime publications. Founder of the renowned maritime news portal BairdMaritime.com, Work Boat World, Fishing Boat World, Ship World, Ausmarine and Commercial Mariner magazines as well as the leading ship broking platforms WorkBoatWorld.com and ShipWorld.com.
 
The main purpose of the vessel: bottom trawling fishing with on-board processing of the catch and production of frozen products.
 
The daily output of frozen products is 100 tonnes, 60 tonnes of fish meal and fish oil, 5.000 cans of preserves and 40 tonnes of fillets.
 
The main fish species harvested are cod and haddock, as well as sea bass and wolffish.
 
Main types of products:
 
• decapitated and gutted fish;
• fillets;
• caviar;
• cod liver;
• fish meal;
• fish oil.
 
After processing and freezing, the catch is stored in a freezing hold with a capacity of about 2500 cubic meters. Fishmeal is stored in a separate hold with a capacity of 350 cubic meters.
 
The vessel is equipped to handle a single trawl and two trawls simultaneously.
 
The vessel has the following characteristics:
 
Overall length - about 86 m;
Breadth - 17.0 m;
Depth at main deck - 6.75 m;
Depth at trawl deck - 10.1 m;
Maximum stern draft - 8.9 m.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is - KM Ice3 AUT1 (REF) Fishing Vessel.
 
The vessel is expected to operate in the North Atlantic, the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland Sea.
 
The design speed of 15 knots is provided by a single 6.000 kW main engine running on the propeller shaft in a non-rotating nozzle.
 
Controllability, including when operating two trawls at the same time, is provided by a single Becker rudder with flap.
 
An 850 kW bow thruster is provided to improve controllability at low speeds.
 
Operation of the vessel's power plant is provided by two diesel generators of 900 kW and 500 kW, as well as a shaft generator of 3.200 kW. In addition, an ADG of approximately 116 kW is provided.
 
The hull and superstructure are of steel, the wheelhouse is of aluminium alloy. To ensure corrosion protection, in addition to paint and varnish materials, cathodic protection of the underwater part of the hull is provided, as well as zinc spraying of external surfaces of structures exposed to aggressive environment.
 
A stern crane with a lifting capacity of 6 t and an outreach of 15 m is available for fishing operations. For unloading work in port there is a crane in the middle part of the vessel with a lifting capacity of 3 t at 14 m outreach and a crane in the bow of the vessel with a lifting capacity of 2.5 t at 8 m outreach.
 
Fishing equipment (bottom trawling systems), as well as anchor mooring gear, are supplied complete with an automated control system.
 
The equipment of the fish processing plant consists of various types of filleting machines with a capacity of 40 tons per day, beheading and gutting machines as well as equipment for fish transport, sorting, fillet sorting, fish storage tanks, weighing tables, packing tables, etc., with a capacity of 100 tons of finished fresh-frozen products per day.
 
There will be a canning facility for the production of canned cod liver and caviar, as well as a fish milling facility with a capacity of 60 tonnes of finished product per day in fishmeal and fish oil.
 
Accommodation for 49 crew members is provided in comfortable single and double cabins, the vessel has a wardroom with a separate self-service area, as well as all necessary medical, sanitary and hygienic facilities, in accordance with the Sanitary Regulations for fishing fleet vessels. In addition, the vessel has a sports complex comprising a gym and a sauna.
 
A passive type stabiliser is also provided to ensure crew comfort when the vessel is not fully loaded. Diesel oil is used as the fluid in the system.
 
The vessel is equipped with radio and navigation equipment in accordance with her class and intended navigation area, as well as a set of specialised fishing equipment.
 
The keel of the lead vessel of the project KMT01 "Barents Sea", construction number 935 was laid down on 31.05.17. Launched on 05.12.18 and put in to operation on 08.09.20.
The keel of the second vessel "Norwegian Sea", construction number 936 was laid down on 26.01.18. She was launched on 17.05.19. and put in to operation on 20.09.21.
The keel of the third vessel "White Sea", construction number 937 was laid down on 25.05.18. Launched on 06.02.20.
The keel of the fourth vessel, "Kara Sea", construction number 938, was laid down on 20.12.18. Launched on 03.12.21.

 
06.12.21 10:09
"Petr Veliky", a new-generation 310-seat cruise passenger vessel of the PV300VD project, made its first technological entry into the aquatory



On "Lotos" shipyard located in the Astrakhan region the first technological departure of a 310-seater cruise passenger vessel of a new generation of the PV300VD project "Petr Veliky" took place.
 
The vessel is being built by order of the leasing company "Mashpromleasing" for the Moscow River Shipping Company.
 
Project PV300VD was developed in 2010-2015 by the Marine Engineering Bureau by order of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency of Russia under the Federal Target Program "Development of Civil Marine Engineering for 2009-2016" (state customer - coordinator of the program is the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation). (state customer - program coordinator - Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation).
 
Source of photographic material - SCSS (Southern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center).
 
The lead cruise passenger vessel of the new generation of the PV300VD project, "Petr Veliky" was launched on May 24, 2019.
 
The vessel was launched by using the shoal transporter of the inclined slip of the "Lotos" with a 40-meter overhang of the forward part of the hull. Such a non-standard launch was justified by the strength analysis group of the Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
The PV300VD concept is designed as a "floating hotel" with full balconies/terraces, a forward observation lounge, a two-piece "sundeck" (on the deckhouse roof with windbreaker and on the awning deck with sliding weather cover, pool and bar).
 
PV300VD is a modern cruise liner for the river and the coastal water of RF which will give the chance to make a water journey along the chosen route through the European part of the country. During the voyage vessel should call the ports where walking and bus excursions to cultural, historical, natural sights and coastal resort zones are organized. Accommodation with five-star hotel comfort will be provided. There will be possibility of realization of the most various forms of leisure onboard the vessel: bars, discos, sun bath, swimming in the pool, fitness, walks through vessel's open spaces or conversation with a wine glass in a hand, viewing beauty of coast, screening of movies or performances, visiting performance of actors or famous people, listening of lectures, participating in work of creative teams, communication with friends, attendance of restaurant with open kitchen, etc., including even casino game in the international waters.
 
The total area of cabins makes 16-43 m² each, including balcony / French balcony (cabins are double, as a rule). There are restaurant with total places equivalent to passengers' number, conference rooms, bars, children's room, beauty salon, souvenir shop, fitness salon; solarium the open sun deck. Lifts connected all decks, communications and toilets, enlarged passageways and absence of obstacles for wheelchairs are foreseen for physically challenged people.
 
The PV300VD concept will cruise the routes according to its assigned class, a Volgo-Don Max class vessel according to the Marine Engineering Bureau's classification.
 
For the usual "Volga-Don Max" vessels of the existing projects (projects 301 and 302) the number of passengers for the case of modern cabins makes 200-220. On the new PV300VD concept with the same overall dimensions it is possible to arrange comfortably about 300-350 passengers.
 
The existing domestic cruise vessels cannot be operated at the international lines. Requirements of the international conventions have not considered during design and construction of such vessels; so it becomes impossible for them to receive the international certificates confirming possibility of operation and transportation of passengers.
 
The existing marine cruise fleet foresees, as a rule, far-distant voyages with calling seaports of different coastal states. Sizes of such vessels consider possibility of approaching to water areas of seaports and mooring at the existing marine berths, but don't allow to come into estuarial river ports and, especially, to navigate through RF internal waterways.
 
Today's realities of domestic tourism show that favourite river cruises for foreign tourists from the USA, Germany and Australia, through the route Moscow - St. Petersburg, were added by "partially marine" lines Moscow - Sevastopol, Moscow - Sochi, "circular" cruise through the Caspian Sea which are more interesting for the domestic traveler. As negotiations of Moscow River Shipping Company show, the Caspian cruise attracts not only citizens of the Caspian countries (Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan), but also tourists from the USA, Australia, Europe and China.
 
Vessel of the new PV300VD concept has the following main particulars:
 
length overall - 141 m;
length between perpendiculars - 135.56 m;
breadth overall - 16.82 m;
breadth - 16.60 m;
depth - 5.50 m;
draught maximal - 3.20 m;
air draught from BL - 16.25 m;
crew and service staff - 90 people;
autonomy by fuel - 15 days;
autonomy by other stores - 10 days.
 
Passenger capacity of the vessel can be varied from 300 to 400 depending on the type of cabin modules used (area of cabins is 16-43 m²) and usage of additional places for children.
 
Arrangement of the cruise vessel in the variant of the Moscow River Shipping Company foresees 310 passengers who travel in 155 comfortable cabins of different classes:
 
• 7 luxury apartments with a balcony of about 36-43 m² area (33-35 m² without considering balcony);
• 5 luxury cabins with a balcony of about 26 m² area (21 m² without considering balcony);
• 133 standard cabins with a balcony of about 19-21 m² area (16-18 m? without considering balcony);
• 8 standard cabins of about 16 m? area;
• 2 standard cabins for disable people of about 21 m? area.
 
Passenger cabins are located in the middle vertical zone on 4 superstructure decks. Cabins on three upper decks have own balconies with sliding sections that provide through deck pass at emergency situations.
 
All passenger cabins are equipped with double beds, lavatory and douche, air-conditioner, wardrobe, safe, TV set with satellite and internal vessel's channels, hairdryer, sockets 220V and 110V, wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), vessel's radio translation, external and internal telephone connection.
 
One change meal period for passengers is foreseen on the vessel. Two restaurants are applied for this purpose: main restaurant and restaurant with opened kitchen.
 
The main restaurant has two halls (of 360 m? and 140 m?) equipped with smorgasbord. The bigger hall is equipped also by bar console.
 
Meals preparation can be watched in the restaurant with open kitchen because kitchen is separated from restaurant by glass wall only.
 
All restaurants have maximal available glass cover, that enables to take pleasure not only in tasty meal but also in window's view.
 
Bar is worked till the last client. Here is bar in the daytime and disco in the night. Bar's arrangement does not prevent to have a rest to other passengers. Double-tier sun deck is located near; there are grill bar, swimming pool and 4 Jacuzzis. Part of deck can be covered by moving tent when weather is bad.
 
PV300VD concept is not only a modern, comfortable and comfortable, but also a safe, environmentally "clean" passenger vessel, fully complying with all International Conventions (IC), including SOLAS IC for Safety of Life at Sea, MARPOL IC for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea, IPPCS and all Russian requirements (Sanitary Rules and Standards, Fire Safety Rules, Technical Regulations on safety of inland waterway transport).
 
Keel of the PV300VD lead vessel "Petr Velikiy" (building No. 25800) was laid down on 15.08.16. She was launched on 24.05.19.