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12.12.16 16:31
During 2016 navigation, vessels of "BF Tanker" Shipping Company, including RST27 and RST54 tankers, transported 21% more than last year



According to the message of press-service of "VF Tanker" Shipping Company wich is a part of the UCL Holding, overall cargo capacity transported by the company (including 25 new RST27 and RST54 tankers) in the period of navigation from April to November 2016, was of 2.9 million tons. In total 45 tankers and 11 tug- barge trains were used by the company for inland cargo transportation from April to November 2016. RST27 and RST54 vessel amounted 56% of self-propelled fleet of "BF Tanker" Company.
 
2.5 million tons of cargo (+21% comparing with 2015) was transported through RF United Deep-Water System. About 0.4 million tons of cargo transported by international routes including regions of Azov, Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas and North-East part of Atlantic Ocean. The main factors of inland transportation increase during this year navigation are: better hydrological conditions for shipping comparing with last years and as a result, reduction of passage time for limited water areas.
 
77% of transporation was occupied by oil cargo export from Russian river ports to port-roads transshipment complexes of the southern basin, 23% was occupied by north-west basins' direction. Liquid bitumen, mazout, vacuum gasoil (VGO) and diesel oil occupied more then 70% in transportation structure. Considering the actual way conditions, the company managed to maximize the transportation capacity by applying optimal operation of a wide range of vessels under management, through the usage of both direct transportation and transportations with intermediate cargo transshipment.
 
1.8 million tons of cargo (72% of transportation) were carried by direct transportations between Ruissan river and marine ports during the navigation period. 1.4 million tons of this amount (or 78%) was carried by RST27 and 19614 tankers; RST54 and 05074T vessels carried 380 thosand tons (or 21%). 0.7 million tons of oil products were transported at voyages of intermediate cargo transshipment.
 
RST27 and RST54 projects are designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
In 2012 and 2013 Britain Royal Institution of Naval Architects included RST27 in the list of Significant Ships twice. In 2014 also RST54 platform tanker was included in the Significant Ships list.
 
Series of RST27 tankers with increased block coficient are the biggest in new history(since 1991) of Russian shipbuilding - for the period since 2012 35 vessel were built and accepted for operation, 22 of them(63%) are under control of shipping company "BF Tanker".
 
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.
 
Thus the contract deadweight of 6980/5378 is increased for 42 t, contract speed is increased more than 1 kn.
 
New project tanker has increased river function comparing with other MEB projects. River deadweight of RST27 vessels is increased for 732 t comparing to Armadas, while:
 
• increased hull's strength (vessel is of R2 sailing region, or II region due to old RS classification);
• practically keeping the same fuel consumption;
• keeping increase capacity of cargo tanks.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS 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 manoeuvre unit. They have increased trunk and use submersible cargo pumps. They have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and no framing in cargo tanks.
 
RST27 vessels satisfy dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Way. Overall RST27 vessel's 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.
 
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).
 
Project of river combined dry cargo open-deck ship / tanker RST54 with deadweight 5745 tons for cargo transportations on open-deck, not afraid of wetting (gravel, rolling, containers, cars, etc.), in one direction and the oil cargo in the reverse direction, it is designed in "overcomplete" tanker counters of prj RST27.
 
According to the inclining test results of the head series' vessel, her river deadweight is 5745 t at draught 3.60 m. This is a record value for "Volgo-Don Max" vessels.
 
The character feature of the new concepts is "expanding" narrow places of inland water transport by using new technical decisions. Saying in other words, transportation ability is increased by maximal usage of actual way characteristics (maximal available vessel's length and breadth), and mainly by usage extremely fat hull contours, that have never used before in world's practice. Usage of RST54 combined vessels provides both directions cargo transportation (oil cargoes towards one direction and dry cargoes towards back direction); that should allow decrease highways rate due to re-forwarding some cargoes from road to water transportation. Such re-forwarded cargoes include passenger cars, that usually are brought from St.-Petersburg to central Russia by car transportation trucks and heavy containers that are prohibited for car trains transportation due to unallowable road loads.
 
RRR class notation is of M-PR2.5 (ice30) A.
 
As other mixed river-sea going tankers designed by marine Engineering Bureau, RST27 vessels use full-turn rudder propellers as single movement and manoeuvre unit.
 
RST27 vessels satisfy Volga-Don Canal dimensions such as Volgo-Balt Way ones. Vessel's overall length is of 140.85 m, breadth is of 16.60 m, depth is of 6.00 m. She belongs to the "Volgo-Don Max" class.
 
Tanker cargoes with flashpoint restriction for 60°C is provided in 10 cargo tanks (total capacity of 5446 cub.m.) and 2 slop tanks (total capacity of 207 cub.m.). All cargo tanks are separated from outer shell by double sides and double bottom. Dimensions of double constructions meet requirements of International MARPOL 73/78 Convention.
 
Cargo system provides closed cargo receiving by shore equipment and cargo discharge by vessel's submersible pumps. Manifolds provide cargo intake and discharge by both sides; they are arranged in the middle and aft parts of the cargo area. Transitional connectors are foreseen in the vessel's supply in order to provide manifolds' coupling with different diameters hoses. Maximal loading capacity for each cargo or slop tank is of 600 cub.m/hour. Summarizes loading capacity for the whole vessel is of 1200 cub.m/hour.
 
Heating system is served by two steam boilers (capacity of 2.5 t/hour); it provides cargo temperature keeping at level +60°C (when temperature of outboard air is not less than -10°C) and cargo heating from 50°C till 60°C during 36 hours.
 
Cargo area on the upper deck with 2 m barrier is intended for transportation of cargo that doesn't suffer from wetting (e.g. gravel, rolled metal, heavy containers, cars, etc.). Main deck shell within cargo area is designed for loading 5.5 t/sq.m and for grabs working. Main loading condition is 4700 t of gravel transportation on the open deck.
 
2-tier containers transportation is foreseen on the main deck; containers are installed on dunnage. Heavy 36 t TEU (120 pcs.) may be transported; these containers cannot be handled by car trains. Vessel's electric station provides ability to transport 45 refrigerator containers.
 
There is possibility to arrange special removing constructions that can be transformed into 2 additional car decks. Cars loading/unloading are carried out by their own through coastal ramps. Number of transported cars depends on their maximal dimensions (270-350 ones).
 
Two medium-speed diesels of 1200 kW each are used as main engines; they use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380. There is 230 kW bow thruster.
 
Speed (due to the draught of 3.6 m and 85% of ME power) is 11.0 kn.
 
Electrical plant consists of three 292 kW diesel-generators and emergency-staying 136 kW diesel-generator.
 
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places + pilot).
 
Vessel's autonomy is of 20 days (due to fuel, water and provision reserves).

 
05.12.16 13:05
Transportations of RSD44 dry cargo vessels and other vessels of Volga Shipping Company in 2016


According to the press-service of Volga Shipping Company, on 27th of November 2016 Volga Shipping Company (UCL Holding) finished its cargo navigation. 10 new modern dry cargo RSD44 vessels, which worked in Southern basin, transported 1 million tons of grain and sulfur, 20% off all transportations of the company.
 
According to information during covered period, the vessels transported 5.2 million tons of cargo, or by 7% less than the last year. The cargo turnover happened to be 5.4 billion ton-kilometers, same as last year. Navigation time was 242 days, since 30th of march until 27th of November 2016.
 
In transportation structure, export cargo reached 3.5 million tons, by 238 thousand tons or 7% more than last year, inland transportation occupied 1.7 million tons, which is 606 thousand tons or 26% less.
 
In 2016 navigation period, third of all transported cargo was grain. The vessels of company transported 1.57 million tons of grain, 21.5% less than last year. Export of metal production increased by 2/6 times up to 0.9 million tons. Sulfur transportations counted 1 million tons, or 14.5% more than last year.
 
The main inner cargo became crushed stone from Karelia pits. Vessels of the company transported 1.1 million tons of crushed stone, same as last year. Inland Russian transportations of technical salt and gravel has dropped.
 
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".

 
30.11.16 22:19
Neva Shipyard successfully completed running trials of nineth RSD49 dry cargo vessel "Atameken" of 7150 tons deadweight and 289 TEU capacity

Neva Shipyard (general director Evgeniy Kuznetsov) successfully completed running trials of ninth multipurpose RSD49 dry cargo vessel "Atameken" (building No. 409) of 7150 tons deadweight and 289 TEU capacity.
 
RSD49 prj. is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau. M/v "Atameken" is the 11th built vessel od this project (9 vessels at Neva Shipyard and 2 ones at Lotos Shipyard).
 
LLE "KTZ Express Shipping" (Kazakhstan) is a Customer; it is a sub-company of JSE "KTZ Express"; 100%-stockholder of the last is JSE "National Company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy". The company provides a full range of transportation and logistics services for all kinds of transportation at all Eurasian routes. It integrates rail, marine, air and road transport, water port and airport infrastructure, warehouses and terminals network across the world. The Company is an operator of the Dry Port and a Management company of the Special economic zone "Horgos - East Gates" on Chinese border.
 
Kazakhstan airports are in the trust management of JSE "KTZ Express".
 
KTZ Express Shipping operates its own park of refrigerator containers, dry cargo vessels, and also set of assets of individual partner-operators.
 
RSD49 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for Volga-Don canal.
 
RSD49 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for 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.
 
RSD49 vessel's feature is a big middle hold of 52 m long as diversity from all other "Volga-Don Max" type projects designed by MEB. This hold allows to transportation of large-sized cargoes in direct voyages from Europe to Caspian Sea; such point should significantly increase economic effect of vessels' operation.
 
Vessel was designed for Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation of KM Ice2 R2 AUT1-C.
 
RSD49 vessels' are the biggest ones among the dry cargo vessels that satisfy Volga-Don canal dimensions for today.
 
With characterized draught of 3.6 m in Volga-Don canal deadweight is about 4520 tons, maximal deadweight in the sea with draught of 4.70 m is of 7143 tons.
 
Overall length is of 139.95 m, overall breadth is of 16.70 m, breadth without side fenders is of 16.50 m, depth is of 6.00 m.
 
Summarized capacity of cargo holds is of 10920 cub. m.
 
All holds are box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without shifting. The cargo holds' sizes are 26.0x12.7x8.4 (hold No. 1), 52.00x12.7x8.4 m (hold Nos. 2), 27.3x12.7x8.4 (hold No. 3).
 
The vessel can transport 289 TEU, 219 can be located in ships hold and 70 on of the roof.
 
Cargo holds are equipped with sectional hatch covers of Folding type of Cargotech with possibility of 100% opening.
 
Operational speed is 11.5 kn.
 
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.
 
Movement and manoeuvrability of the vessel is provided by two fixed-pitch propellers in nozzles with diameter 2500 mm, two hanging balanced rudders and single bow thruster with capacity 200 kW.
 
Modern computing methods of hydrodynamics were used at vessel designing that allowed to find an optimum combination of propulsion-rudder system elements and hull forms. Defined combination provides high running qualities of the vessel. It also provides propulsion coefficient above 0.6 during sailing at full draught and maximum speed.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 10 persons (12 places). Sanitary cabin and pilot cabin are foreseen on vessel.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
The keel of the lead RSD49 vessel "Neva-Leader 1" (building No. is of 401) was laid down on 14.12.10. She was launched on 20.05.12 and put into operation on 26.11.12.
The keel of the second vessel "Neva-Leader 2" (building No. is of 402) was laid down on 20.04.11. She was launched on 26.06.12 and put into operation on 12.11.12.
The keel of the third vessel "Neva-Leader 3" (building No. is of 403) was laid down on 15.08.11. She was launched on 10.10.12 and put into operation on 16.05.13.
The keel of the fourth vessel "Neva-Leader 4" (building No. is of 404) was laid down on 24.10.11. She was launched on 30.04.13 and put into operation on 15.07.13.
The keel of the fifth vessel "Neva-Leader 5" (building No. is of 405) was laid down on 20.12.11. She was launched on 02.07.13 and put into operation on 11.09.13.
The keel of the sixth vessel "Neva-Leader 6" (building No. is of 406) was laid down on 18.05.12. She was launched on 17.07.13 and put into operation on 29.10.13.
The keel of the seventh vessel "Neva-Leader 7" (building No. is of 407) was laid down on 23.08.12. She was launched on 18.10.13 and put into operation on 23.12.13.
The keel of the eighth vessel "Zhibek Zholy" (building No. is of 408) was laid down on 31.10.12. It was launched on 12.07.16 and put into operation on 29.09.16.
The keel of the ninth vessel "Atameken" (building No. is of 409) was laid down on 15.01.13. She was launched on 06.10.16.
The keel of the tenth vessel (building No. is of 410) was laid down on 28.03.13.

 
29.11.16 15:11
Neva Shipyard launched second MPSV12 multifunctional small-draught Arctic rescue tugboat "Kalas"


On 29.1.2016 launch of the second MPSV12 multifunctional small-draught Arctic rescue tugboat "Kalas" (building No. 1202) took place at the Neva Shipyard (general director Evgeniy Kuznetsov).
 
FSD "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation is a Customer.
 
Vessel's project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat (MSV) is a small-draught (working diapason is of 3.2-4.5 m) vessel with Arctic ice Arc 5 class, with inclined stem, with double-tier long forecastle, with ER located in middle, with diesel power system, with 2 controllable-pitch propellers, with 2 bow thrusters and single aft one.
 
MSV is intended the following operations:
 
• patrolling and emergency salvage duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions in accordance with class notation;
• search and assistance for vessels in distress;
• salvage activity; ship-repairing; diving works at the depth till 60 m; underwater technical works including cutting & welding;
• towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, also fulfillment of marine towage of vessels and floating objects, including ice towages;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills (LARN);
• search and investigation of potentially dangerous underwater objects;
• search, salvage, evacuation operations for people, rendering medical aid for people;
• give assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• delivery of general and liquid cargoes;
• transportation of personnel;
• control of remotely operated uninhabited deep-sea device of working class with 3000 m submergence depth.
 
The vessel was designed due to Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation of KM Arc 5 AUT2 FF2WS DYNPOS-2 Salvage ship.
 
Principal dimensions of the MPSV12 vessel are as follows:
 
length overall about 79.85 m;
length between perpendiculars 73.39 m;
breadth overall about 17.36 m;
breadth (due DWL) 16.80 m;
depth 6.70 m;
Draught DWL/max 3.20/4.50 m.
 
Marine Engineering Bureau carried out complex of investigations during MPSV12 prj. creation, because occurrence of complicated functions' combinations leads to mutual conflicting tendencies when hull forms, principal particulars and other prosperities of MSV are accepted. For example, propulsion complex should be satisfied to five operational modes requirements simultaneously:
 
• operation with service speed (about 70% from full speed) which is usual for patrolling in the set region and for normal voyages;
• full speed navigation at rescue/salvage operations (free-running high speed achievement that provides time reduction of approach to vessel in distress);
• towage of floating objects (providing of necessary pulling effort while towing operations in progress);
• providing of sufficient pulling effort for refloating emergency grounded vessel;
• ice navigation, including icebreaking operations (providing of required power capacity according to RMRS Rules due to accepted ice category of vessel for ice navigation vessels).
 
Thus the draught restrictions play the main role; they are actual for considerable part of marine water areas of the country. 23 marine ports (from 66 ones) set 5 m restrictions for vessels' draught. It's impossible to provide salvage operations without usage of shallow-draught multipurpose vessels at these ports.
 
For example, such vessels are required for providing access for the following ports:
 
• in the Black sea - ports of Caucasus;
• in the Azov Sea - Kerch strait, gulf of Taganrog, and also at the marine part of Volga-Don Shipping Canal (Azov and Rostov-on-Don ports), Temryuk port;
• in the Caspian Sea - region of Makhachkala port, Volga-Caspian Canal, Olya port, Astrakhan port;
• in the Baltic Sea - eastern part of Gulf of Finland (Vyborg, Saimaa Canal), Kaliningrad Gulf;
• ports of eastern coast of Kamchatka, including Gulf of Anadyr.
 
Besides if emergency vessel is aground it is desirable to have minimal draught for MSV. By such way MSV can approach closer to object and in some cases can even bypass emergency vessel from the edge of deep-water fairway.
 
It is clear that for vessels with limited draught, free-running speed and propulsive effort is limited by the condition of ME power full recalculation. In turn ME power is determined by limitation of propellers diameter for prevention of their aeration and cavitation.
 
As a result, unique characteristics were got for Arctic ARC5 ice class vessel of such dimension, as follows: deadweight is 1820 / 320 tons while draught is 4.50 / 3.20 m, autonomy is 30 days for fuel, water and provisions stores.
 
Cargo deck area is 430 sq.m. Permissible local distributed loading in the cargo are of the main deck is 5 t/sq.m. Permissible container concentrated loading is 30 t.
 
Two diesel engines with the maximal continuous rate of 2600 kW each are used as main engines. Speed on the deep water for fresh painted hull (without fouling) is not less than 11.2 kn at draught of 3.2 m and 85% of ME capacity.
 
Power plant includes two auxiliary 750 kW diesels generators, two 1600 kW shaft generator and single 125 kW emergency generator.
 
Rudder-propeller complex includes two ice controllable-pitch propellers in nozzles and two streamlined semi-pendant semi-balanced rudders with flap.
 
Two bow thrusters and single aft one of the "screw in a tube" type with a controllable-pitch propeller are foreseen for ensuring requirements of dynamical positioning Dynpos-2, and also for improvement of controllability at low speeds, during passing narrow waters and during mooring. Thruster capacity of is of 790 kW each.
 
Tanks capacity is as follows: 500 cub.m for oily water (collected oil spill), 220/500 cub. m for FW (store / cargo), 450 / 400 cub.m for FO (store / cargo), 50 cub.m for lubricated oil (cargo), 130 cub.m for bilge water (cargo).
 
Vessel is equipped by 100 t automatic double-drum (cascade type) towing winch for towing operation and towing of emergency vessels, and also by 60 t towing hook with remote release.
 
Pull effort of the winch is defined subject to possible thrust effort of propellers while zero vessel's speed.
 
Two marine evacuation systems with 5 m launching sliders, rescue nets, 4 pcs. of 51 people living rafts, single 101 people living raft, etc. are foreseen for rescue people from the water surface.
 
High speed 17-people salvage boat is foreseen for salvage party deliverance and for vessel's operation. 6-people rescue boat is also foreseen.
 
Vessel is equipped by 2 electro-hydraulic cargo bracket cranes mounted onto columns that are located onto main deck S&P. First crane has capacity of 24 tons with 15 m outreach and second one has capacity of 0.985-0.320 tons with 2.5-6.0 m outreach.
 
The following equipment is foreseen to be mounted onboard the vessel:
 
• mobile diving unit for depth up to 60 m (equipment, including medical helium and oxygen, is located into two TEU);
• remote-controlled uninhabited deep-sea apparatus for depth up to 3000 m (location on deck in container);
• remote-controlled small-sized uninhabited apparatus for depth up to 300 m (location on deck in container).
 
In addition, the following equipment is foreseen onboard:
 
• onboard oil gathering system (2 onboard trawls StB and PS) with hydraulic pumps for transfers of the collected oil (capacity is of 100 cub. m per hour each) with telescopic cranes (boom reach is of 12 m); it includes:
 
- reels with heavy oil booms (250 m length);
- reels with permanent buoyancy booms (250 m length);
- module with brush-chain conveyor;
- 2 pcs. of the diesel-hydraulic unit for drive of the oil spill response equipment;
- 2 stationary control boards for oil spill response equipment (mounted PS & StB);
- 2 portable control board for oil spill response equipment;

• boom-laying boats with a bow ramp (2 units). Speed is up to 25 kn. Cargo capacity is up to 1700 kg.
 
Equipment that contains hydraulic hoses (on and w/o reels), floats, towing accessories, air-inflate gauges with hoses and injection pump for skimmer are located in 10' container that is specially foreseen for oil spill equipment.
 
The following special systems are foreseen in order to fulfill special operations in accordance with vessel's functions: special water fire-extinguishing system; special foam fire-extinguishing system; special dry powder system; water-screen system; salvage bilge-pumping system; drill water system; cargo sewage system; liquid mud / brine system; recovered oil system.
 
The independent special water fire-extinguishing system is intended for fire combating at outer objects and is able for water delivery to water monitors and valve-boxes, for water screen feeding.
 
System's configuration satisfies the RS FF2WS requirements.
 
Special fire-extinguishing foam system is assigned for fire extinguishing of fire objects with help of low expansion mechanically produced air foam.
 
Foam is fed through monitors and valve-boxes of special water fire-extinguishing system.
 
Four sets of portable air-foam monitors with foam generator are foreseen.
 
The reserve of foam concentrate is placed in a tank, which capacity provides work of single monitor within not less than 30 minutes.
 
Special dry powder system is assigned for fire combating at chemical tankers and gas carriers; it includes monitor with capacity of 40 kg/s. Tank contains about 2500 kg of powder; this amount provides fire combating for area about 2500 sq.m.
 
Water-screen system provides vessel's protection against thermal influence of fire object (vessel, drilling rig, etc.). Water-screen system protects vertical surface of the vessel's hull, including superstructures and deckhouses, and also horizontal surfaces, and simultaneously does not impede visibility from the wheelhouse, control stations of fire and rescue operations and hand monitor platforms.
 
There are 12 places for crew, 22 places for special staff, 1 place expedition head, 1 place for Customer representative and 87 places for rescued including 55 seating places in the salon. Total number of places is of 123 (including seating ones).
 
There is medical block that consists of doctor's consulting room joined with dispensary, hospital with two places and isolation ward with single place.
 
Keel of the MPSV12 head vessel "Bakhtemir" (building No. 1201) was laid on 02.06.2015. She was launched on 19.08.2016.
Keel of the second vessel "Kalas" (building No. 1202) was laid on 02.06.2015. She was launched on 29.11.2016.
Keel of the third vessel "Besiug" (building No. 1203) was laid on 16.12.2015.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Piltun" (building No. 1204) was laid on 11.03.2016.

 
24.11.16 13:23
Vyborg Shipyard launched the head 22 MW icebreaking support IBSV01 vessel "Alexander Sannikov"



On 24.11.2016 The Vyborg Shipyard (general director Alexander Solovyev) launched the head 22 MW IBSV01 ice-breaker support vessel "Alexander Sannikov" (building No. 223) of Icebreaker 8 class.
 
Two 22 MW ice-breaker support vessels are under building at the Vyborg Shipyard due to the order of "GazPromNeft". Vessels are intended for working at arctic oil export terminal of the Novoport field (Ob Bay, Yamal Peninsula); their purposes are: ice tankers' conveyance, assistance at mooring and loading operations of other vessels, rescue operations, towage operations, firefighting, oil spill operations.
 
Vessel's concept project is made by Aker Arctic Technology, technical project is made by Marine Engineering Bureau. Working-design documentation is performed by Petrobalt Design Bureau.
 
Icebreaking support IBSV01 vessel is intended for year-round operation in the area of arctic oil export terminal in the region of Kamennyi Cape in Ob Bay.
 
Vessel can be operated in continuous plane ice with thickness of about 2.0 m with 30 cm snow cover at speed of 2 kn moving ahead by the bow or by the stern.
 
Vessel is designed for operation according to zero-discharging and oil zero-leakage principles.
 
Vessel's principal dimensions are as follows:
 
Length overall is about 121.7 m;
Breadth overall is about 26.0 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 25.0 m;
Depth is 11.5 m;
Draught is 8 m;
Deadweight is 3000 t;
Vessel's speed is 16 kn;
Crew consists of 20 people (35 places).
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class is KM Icebreaker8 AUT1-ICS FF1WS DYNPOS-2 EPP ANTI-ICE ECO SDS<12 Winterization(-50) Tug.
 
Main vessel's purposes are as follows:
 
• tankers' conveyance between Sabetta port and Kamennyi Cape in Ob Bay at ice conditions;
• tankers' conveyance to cargo region of oil export terminal (sea mooring system) at ice conditions;
• security support during mooring and tankers' loading.
 
Moreover, vessel is able to carry out auxiliary operations, as follows:
 
• protection of arctic oil export terminal (sea mooring system) from impacts from ice formation and ice floes movement;
• rescue operations in the region of Artic oil export terminal (sea mooring system) and assistance to vessels at ice conditions and on open water at seas of Beaufort force 7;
• search and rescue of people on the open water at seas of Beaufort force 5, and also at ice conditions;
• towing of vessels and marine floating structures at ice conditions and on open water;
• delivering and transportation of small parties of deck cargo or operational staff to arctic oil export terminal (sea mooring system);
• firefighting of floating and coastal objects accessible for approaching from the sea side;
• support of underwater engineering diving operations at depths of up to 12 meters;
• remote automated management of arctic oil export terminal (sea mooring system);
• participation in oil spill response operations, both on open water and at ice conditions as the equipment's carrier and collector of water and oil products, obtained as a result of spill combating;
• temporal arrangement of rescued crews of tankers and other vessels.
 
The vessel has a diesel-electric power plant with propulsion power of 21.5 MW for independent icebreaking capability at ice conditions prevailing in the operational area.
 
Propulsion (azipods) has capacity of 2 x 7500 KW (aft) and 1 x 6500 KW (fore).
 
Keel of IBSV01 head vessel "Alexander Sannikov" (building No. 233) was laid down on 03.11.2015. She was launched on 24.11.2016.
Keel of IBSV01 second vessel (building No. 234) was laid down on 14.12.2015.

 
23.11.16 21:23
4MW Multipurpose MPSV07 rescue vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" took part in the oil spill response exercises in Vladivostok



According to information from press-service of the Marine Salvage Service of Rosmorrechflot, on 23.11.2016 the 4MW multipurpose MPSV07 rescue vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" took part in a joint complex exercise conducted by Primorsk Branch of FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" and bunkering companies LTD "Marine Standard" and LTD "Primorsk Transport Company". The exercises took part in the seaport of Vladivostok and were devoted to working out an action of elimination of the emergency situation caused by oil spill from the damaged ship.
 
Aims of the exercise were:
 
1. Tryout of actions of forces, technical means and control boards of Primorsk Branch of FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" and control boards of LLE "Marine Standard" and LLE "Primorsk Transport Company" in the seaport of Vladivostok during oil spill response;
 
2. Training of staff of companies LTD "Marine Standard", LTD "Primorsk Transport company" and emergency rescue team of Primorsk Branch of FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" in a way of collaborative actions for localization and eliminating the oil spill;
 
3. Improving of skills of arranging booms and oil products' collection;
 
4. Checking of the adequacy of forces and means for oil spill response in accordance with OSR Plans of LTD "Marine Standard" and "LTD "Primorsk Transport company". Exercises were effected successfully, all aims were worked out, set tasks were fulfilled.
 
Apart from MPSV07 rescuer "Spasatel Zaborshikov", other forces of Primorsk Branch of FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" took part in the exercises: port roads diving boat "Vodolaz Stashkov", marine rescue vessel "Irbis" and rescue team with special equipment for oil spill response.
 
"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.

 
18.11.16 15:04
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev participated in a ceremony of 005RSD03 dry cargo vessel "Gafur Mamedov" accepting for operation



On 18.11.2016 a solemn ceremony with participating of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev took place for accepting for operation of multipurpose 005RSD03 dry cargo vessel "Gafur Mamedov" (5490 t deadweight) owned by Azerbaijan Caspian Marine Shipping Company.
 
Source of photographs is Azerbaijan State Information Agency.
 
Project 005RSD03 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Vessel of the project are multipurpose dry cargo river-sea going vessels with deadweight in the sea/river of 5490/3330 tons. Vessels are assigned for transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, 8'.5 and 9' ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 classes and cargoes of category B of BC Code.
 
005RSD03 series finely proved itself at Caspian Sea works due to cargo capacity 5000 t at Caspian draughts. Vessels have summarized cargo holds capacity 7840 cub.m. while vessel's length is only 102.2 m; such length ensured less building cost, port charges and operational expenses comparing with competitors.
 
Onega Shipyard is a Builder.
 
Vessels are able to work on internal waterways of the Russian Federation's European part (river deadweight is 3320 t while draught is 3.6 m), including Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Way, and also in sea areas according vessel's class, including operation in Baltic, North, Black, Azov, Caspian and Mediterranean Seas.
 
Vessel's Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation is of KM Ice2 R2 AUT3.
 
Overall length is of 108.3 m, length between perpendiculars is of 102.2 m, breadth is of 16.5 m, depth is of 5.5 m.
 
All holds are box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without stowing. The cargo holds' sizes are of 21.45x12.7 m (hold No. 1), 27.3x12.7 (hold No. 2) and 26.55x12.7 m (hold No. 3) while the height is of 8.3 m.
 
Hatch covers are of removable type (with gantry crane of Yuriy Vorobyov project).
 
Crew consists of 9 persons (11 places).
 
Cruising speed is of 11.5 knots. Capacity of main engines is of 2x1020 kW. Maine engines (medium-speed diesels) for work on heavy fuel with viscosity till 380 cSt (masout).
 
Movement and manoeuvrability of the vessel is provided by two stern full-circle rudder propellers with variable-pitch propeller in nozzles. The drive from main engines to rudder propellers is carried out through mechanical Z-gearing.
 
Designed vessel hull' life term is of 24 years. The ship steel of category RSD with a yield limit of 235 MPa was accepted for basic hull constructions.
 
The double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 7.5 t/m² that allows to use a bucket grab with cargo-lifting capacity 16 tons.
 
Autonomy in sea is of 20 days, in river it is of 15 days.
 
Keel of mv "Gafur Mamedov" (building No. 003) was laid down on 10.11.04. She was launched on 24.06.05 and put into operation on 20.10.05.

 
18.11.16 12:50
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev participated in a ceremony of RST27 tanker "Ganca" accepting for operation



Solemn ceremony with participating of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev took place for accepting for operation of RST27 tanker "Ganca" owned by Azerbaijan Caspian Marine Shipping Company.
 
Source of photographs is Azerbaijan State Information Agency.
 
The new vessel (river/marine deadweight of 7022/5420 t) is named in honour of the third due to area and population city of Azerbaijan. City of Ganca is a homeland of the great Nizami and a monument of the ancient culture, which played a big role in socioeconomic, political and cultural life of the country.
 
Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (Nikolay Zharkov is a general director; shipyard is included into OJSE "Joint Shipbuilding Corporation") is a Builder. Here is the 20th vessel of the series built at Krasnoe Sormovo, or the 35th one of the series that is building 3 shipyards.
 
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 of RST27 prj. is the biggest in new history of national shipbuilding, from 2012 35 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.
 
Thus the contract deadweight of 6980/5378 is increased for 42 t, contract speed is increased more than 1 kn.
 
New project tanker has increased river function comparing with other MEB projects. River deadweight of RST27 vessels is increased for 732 t comparing to Armadas, while:
 
• increased hull's strength (vessel is of R2 sailing region, or II region due to old RS classification);
• practically keeping the same fuel consumption;
• keeping increase capacity of cargo tanks.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is - KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker /Chemical tanker type 2 (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 of s.g. up to 1.015, including benzine, without flash point restrictions, with providing of cargo transportation with keeping of 50°C temperature.
 
Simultaneous transportation of 2 cargo kinds 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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 "Ganca" (building No. is of 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 (building No. is of 02021) was laid down on 15.04.16.
Keel of the twenty-second vessel (building No. is of 02023) was laid down on 31.05.16.
Keel of the twenty-third vessel (building No. is of 02024) was laid down on 28.07.16.

 
15.11.16 19:44
Head TG17 tugboat with firefighting functions "Penay" was accepted for operation by Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot



On 11.11.2016 is FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" (head Andrey Khaustov) signed operational acceptance act for the head TG17 tugboat with firefighting functions "Penay" (building No. 2100).
 
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 strip supports.
 
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.

 
10.11.16 16:24
4MW Multipurpose MPSV07 rescue vessel "Spasatel Zaborshikov" returned to her base port of Vladivostok



According to information from press-service of the Marine Salvage Service of Rosmorrechflot, on 9.11.2016 the 4MW multipurpose MPSV07 rescue vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" returned to her base port of Vladivostok.
 
4MW multipurpose MPSV07 rescue vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" carried out the rescue duty for prevention of emergency situation associated with possible oil spills during exploration drilling at the Kirin gas condensate field on the continental shelf of the Okhotsk Sea just near the semi-submerged drilling rig "Severnoe Siyanie".
 
Set tasks were fulfilled.
 
Currently, the vessel is getting ready for rescue duty in the area of responsibility of Primorsk Branch of FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot".
 
"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 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