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26.05.18 16:25
Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau invites to visit its stand at the 17th International Exhibition "Transport, Transit and Logistics" in Baku



We invite you to visit our joint Marine Engineering Bureau and Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau stand at the 17th Caspian International Exhibition "Transport, Transit and Logistics" (stand No 1090) in Baku Expo Center (Baku) in the period from 11 till 13 of June, 2018.
 
330 river, sea and river-sea vessels were built due to 96 projects designed by Marine Engineering Bureau up to the end of May 2018 (since 2000). Moreover, 11 vessels were under finished building stage after launching and 33 vessels were on building berths of shipyards.
 
On December 5, 2016 in Baku in solemn atmosphere it was declared about creation of joint venture Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau. Creation documents of new design organization were signed from "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" CJSC by Chairman Rauf Valiyev and from Marine Engineering Bureau by General Director, Professor, Doctor of Technical Science Gennadiy Egorov.
 
New MEB vessels which were put into operation include, as follows:
 
• 119 river, river-sea and restricted sailing area dry-cargo vessels of such types as "Pola Makariya", "Neva-Leader", "Geroi Stalingrada", "Heydar Aliev", "Mirzaga Khalilov", "Caspian Express", "Azov Max", "Karelia", "Chelsea", "Khazar", "Nadezhda", "Tanais", "Sviatoj Georgiy", "Ommax", "Ptich", "Port Olya", "Leda", "Ediniy" etc;
• 118 product tankers, chemical/oil tankers and bunkering tankers of such types as "Balt-Flot", "VF Tanker", "Alexander Shemagin", "Armada", "New Armada", "Aston", "Paloil", "Roschem", "Kazan", "Ecomariner", "Rassvet", "MN", "Belmax", "Svyatoj Knyaz Vladimir" etc;
• 21 ocean going dry-cargo vessels of such types as "EMI Proud", "Amethyst", "Sparta", "Saxona", "Scala", "Eren-C", "Kaya Pioneer";
• 10 multifunctional salvage vessels: multifunctional ocean 7 MW salvage vessels/icebreakers of "Beringov Proliv" type with Icebreaker 6 class, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessels of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class, multifunctional sea diving vessels of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type;
• 9 shallow-draught icebreaking tugs of "Portoviy" type, transport supply tugs for Caspian Sea of "Phoenix" type, firefighting tug "Penay", ship-handling tug "Bulbash";
• 8 train ferries of such types as "Petrovsk", "Skif", "Avangard", "Baltiysk", "Slavyanin" and "Ulfat";
• 7 combined bunker-tankers of "Balt Flot" type;
• 7 bulk carriers of such types as "Grumant", "OBAHAN-C", "BEHCET-C";
• 6 vessels: ro-ro supply vessels for Kamchatka of "Sosnovka" type and sea dry-cargo platform vessels of "Andrey Artemenko" type;
• 4 livestock carriers;
• 4 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Dmitriy Sirotkin", "Ladozhskiy" and "Viktor Kuskov" types;
• 2 river ecologic vessels of "Ecolog-1" type;
• 2 non-propelled scows with self-opening hull of "KSH-1" type;
• multifunctional salvage-rescue catamaran of "Igor Ilyin" type;
• LPG gas carrier of "Bulmarket" type;
• river passenger cruise vessel of "Alexander Grin" type;
• high-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel "Shtandart";
• car-passenger ferry of "Nikolay Aksenenko" type;
• short sea cruise vessel for Russian Black Sea coast of "Imperia" type; pleasure banquet vessel of "Sochi" type; coastal navigation running boats "Neva", "Bars" and "Caucasus" for VIP passengers;
• heliport pontoon / berth of "Victoria Regia" type, double-sections berth of "PRP-4" type, special technologic pontoon for icebreaker.
 
The series of 5500 t DWT dry-cargo vessels of 005RSD03 project of "Karelia" type should be specially noted. The series has well proved at work in Caspian Sea due to 5000 tons loading capacity at Caspian draughts with capacity of three cargo holds of 7840 m³ while scantling length is of 102.2 m (it means considerably smaller port expenses, building cost and operation expenses comparatively to analogue vessels). Onega shipyard is the builder of this series. At this moment 10 of 12 vessels of the series are operating in Caspian Sea. Therewith MEB dry-cargo vessels of 003RSD04, 003RSD04/ALB02, 003RSD04/ALB03 projects of "Caspian Express" type, 7150 t DWT RSD49 project of "Neva-Leader" type and 7679 t DWT RSD59 project of "Pola Makariya" type with big hold for transportation of oversized cargoes are of interest in Caspian region.
 
Shallow-draught supply tugs specially designed for Northern Caspian conditions of TG05 project of "Phoenix" type (3 tugs), multifunctional sea diving vessel of SDS08 project of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type, bunkering tanker of RST09 project of "Aston Trader" type and many other MEB vessels including re-equipped and modernized vessels (f.e. PV18 project floating boarding house) continue to be successfully operated in Caspian Sea.
 
This moment MEB vessels are under building:
 
• unique train-car-passenger ferries for Caspian sea of CNF18C project;
 
New open type CNF18C is assigned for transportation of 56 railway wagons with 1520 mm track breadth and motor trucks (50 car trains), including ones with dangerous goods and passengers (estimation of 2 passengers for each car train). Ferryboat's construction foresees aft cargo handling scheme and is equipped with side ramp for loading/unloading vehicles from/to usual berth. CNF18C vessel is able for dangerous cargo transportation on the open upper deck in accordance with International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and national Maritime Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulation (MOPOG Rules).
 
General readiness (on April, 2018) of lead CNF18C ferry is of 28%, of second - 25%;
 
• unique designed for Caspian conditions oil product/chemical tankers of RST12C project;
 
New RST12C project has strengthened "Caspian" function:
 
• deadweight at draught of 4.50 m is of 7914 tons, at maximal draught of 4.54 m is of 8009 tons (RST27 project maximal deadweight is of 7030 tons) that on 979 tons more;
• deadweight while transit through the Volga-Don Ship Canal at draught in river of 3,60 m is of 5580 tons (RST27 project is of 5428 tons) that on 152 tons more;
• deadweight at draught of 4,20 m is of 7203 tons (RST27 project is of 7030 tons) that on 173 tons more;
• capacity of cargo tanks is optimized for transportation of oil grades of Caspian region;
 
General readiness (on April, 2018) of lead RST12C tanker is of 32%, of second - 25%;
 
• 310-places cruise passenger river-sea vessel of PV300VD project assigned also for Caspian cruises;
 
On August 15, 2016 a solemn keel laying ceremony took place for 310-places cruise passenger PV300VD river-sea vessel for Moscow River Shipping Company. Vessel's keel was laid down at Astrakhan Lotos Shipyard.
 
PV300VD concept is designed as "floating hotel" with full-range balconies / terraces, fore both-sides view saloon, the double-part sun deck (on a deck-house roof with wind deflector and on the tent deck with movable weather-tight closing, with pool and bar). 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. PV300VD concept will be operated at river lines, and also in Caspian Sea: Great Silk Way, ancient Derbent, Baku, Aktau, Turkmenbashi, Astrakhan, Enzeli, sand beaches, medicinal water and therapeutic mud, and also fishery and hunter bases. Such places create favourable opportunities for tourists' involvement;
 

• multifunctional arctic salvage tugboats with Arc 5 Arctic ice class of MPSV12 project, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessel of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5;
 
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat is shallow-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. Vessels of the series are planning to be operated in areas with restricted draughts including Caspian Sea and areas of Makhachkala port, Volga-Caspian canal, Olya port, Astrakhan port. Vessel's deadweight is unprecedented for vessels with similar class, functions and purpose (1820 tons / 320 tons at draughts 4,50 m / 3,20 m at 30 days fuel, water and provision autonomy);
 
• 2 multifunctional 22 MW ice-breaker / supply vessels of IBSV01 prj. with Icebreaker 8 ice class;
 
• full-freezer trawlers for Northern Atlantic and Barents Sea of KMT01 and KMT02 prjs.;
 
• 2 car-train / passenger ferries with possibility of carrying dangerous goods with ice category Arc5 for Vanino-Kholmsk ferry line of CNF11CPD prj.;
 
• 2 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Viktor Kuskov" type for RosMorPort of BLV04 prj.;
 
• river cruise passenger vessel with capacity of 342 passengers of PV300 prj.;
 
• raid transshipment complexes with cargo hold of 4600 cub.m. capacity and 35 t crane capacity of each CV03 prj.;
 
• vessel-museum for Baku port (HS01 prj.) based on "three-island" tanker of old type;
 
• and also many other vessels including modern sea and river-sea dry-cargo vessels and oil tankers of "Pola Makariya" (RSD59 project), "Alexander Shemagin" (RST25 project), "Neva-Leader" (RSD49 project), "Gloster" (RST26 project), "Edinuy" (RSD60 project), "Azov five thousand" (RSD32M project), RSD79 project, "Belmax" (ROB20 project) types and row of other innovative vessels.

 
22.05.18 13:56
The Oka Shipyard has launched the second small-draught ROB20 oil barge "Belmaks 2" with deadweight of 6000 t



On 22th of May 2018 Oka Shipyard (general director Vladimir Kulikov, shipyard is a part of UCL holding) has launched the second small-draught ROB20 "double-hull" non-self-propelled oil barge "Belmaks 2" with deadweight of 6000 t of class "O" of the "Novaya Belskaya" type (building number 4102).
 
Barge characteristics, namely 6000 t of cargo (at 2.75 m draught) while light weight is 880 t, allow to classify the project as a unique one.
 
A series of ten vessels is being built by leasing scheme for the Belmax 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.
 
While designing the hull prj. ROB20 overall dimensions of 118 x 22.6 x 3.0 m 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 at draught 2.75 m. This is definitely a record for inland navigation vessels.
 
The carrying capacity is 4590 tons at draught 2.20 m, and 3560 tons at draught 1.80 m.
 
Some time ago the world's first oil-loading barges were set the same records, which also had a very long and flat hull design with a minimum mass of the hull. In 1885 they were designed and built in Tsaritsyn and Saratov by an outstanding Russian engineer Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov.
 
New 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).
 
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.
 
Keel of lead vessel of prj. ROB20 (building number 4101) "Belmaks 1" was laid down on 22.11.2017. She was launched on 19.04.2018.
Keel of the second vessel (Building number 4102) was laid down on 30.11.2017.
Keel of the third vessel (Building number 4103) was laid down on 20.12.2017.
Keel of the fourth vessel (Building number 4104) was laid down on 19.01.2018.
Keel of the fifth vessel (Building number 4105) was laid down on 26.03.2018.
Keel of the sixth vessel (Building number 4106) was laid down on 29.03.2018.
Keel of the seventh vessel (Building number 4107) was laid down on 26.04.2018.

 
17.05.18 17:57
The Oka Shipyard put into operation the lead small-draught ROB20 "double hulled" oil barge "Belmaks 1" with deadweight 6000 t

On 17th of May 2018 Oka Shipyard (general director Vladimir Kulikov, shipyard is a part of UCL holding) put into operation the lead small-draught ROB20 "double-hull" non-self-propelled oil barge "Belmaks 1" with deadweight of 6000 t of class "O" of the "Novaya Belskaya" type (building number 4101).
 
Barge characteristics - 6000 tons of cargo (2.75 m draught) at an empty weight of 880 tons, it is possible to classify the project as a unique.
 
A series of ten vessels is being built by leasing scheme for the Belmax 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.
 
While designing the hull prj. ROB20 overall dimensions of 118 x 22.6 x 3.0 m 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 at draught 2.75 m. This is definitely a record for inland navigation vessels.
 
The carrying capacity is 4590 tons at draught 2.20 m, and 3560 tons at draught 1.80 m.
 
Some time ago the world's first oil-loading barges were set the same records, which also had a very long and flat hull design with a minimum mass of the hull. In 1885 they were designed and built in Tsaritsyn and Saratov by an outstanding Russian engineer Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov.
 
New 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).
 
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.
 
Keel of lead vessel of prj. ROB20 (building number 4101) "Belmaks 1" was laid down on 22.11.2017. She was launched on 19.04.2018.
Keel of the second vessel (building number 4102) was laid down on 30.11.2017.
Keel of the third vessel (building number 4103) was laid down on 20.12.2017.
Keel of the fourth vessel (building number 4104) was laid down on 19.01.2018.
Keel of the fifth vessel (building number 4105) was laid down on 26.03.2018.
Keel of the sixth vessel (building number 4106) was laid down on 29.03.2018.
Keel of the seventh vessel (building number 4107) was laid down on 26.04.2018.

 
27.04.18 14:45
The Oka Shipyard laid the seventh small-draught ROB20 "double-hull" oil barge with deadweight of 6000 t of the "New Belskaya" type



On 26th of April 2018 Oka Shipyard (general director Vladimir Kulikov, shipyard is a part of UCL holding) laid keel of the seventh small-draught ROB20 "double-hull" non-self-propelled oil barge "Belmaks 7" with deadweight of 6000 t of class "O" of the "Novaya Belskaya" type (building number 4107).
 
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 "B" 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 (!!!), that 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 epy "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 double 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.
 
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.

 
20.04.18 12:10
Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard has launched the lead RSD59 multipurpose dry cargo vessel "Pola Makaria" of 7679 t deadweight



On the 20th of April 2018, Krascnoye Sormovo Shipyard at Nizhny Novgorod (is included in the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has launched the lead multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Makaria" with deadweight of 7679 t (building No. 06001).
 
The customer is PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company", the lessee is the shipping company "Pola Rise".
 
In total, five RSD59 multipurpose dry-cargo vessels were ordered at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard and five more vessels were ordered at Nevsky Shipyard.
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of BC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
 
The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project:
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5272 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 765 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6896 tons (RSD49 project - 6021 tons), increased by 875 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.53 m is 7679 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m ), increase is 536 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2 R2 AUT1-ICS of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying of 7679 t at draught of 4.53 m.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are: 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380. Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) of RSD59 prj. (building No. 06001) "Pola Makaria" was laid down on 05.09.17. She was launched on 20.04.18.
Keel of the second vessel (building No. 06002) was laid down on 19.09.17.
Keel of the third vessel (building No. 06003) was laid down on 25.09.17.
Keel of the fourth vessel (building No. 06004) was laid down on 20.12.17.
Keel of the fifth vessel (building No. 06005) was laid down on 25.12.17.

 
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.

 
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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 ň­ˇ 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".