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08.05.20 15:23
7MW multipurpose MPSV06 rescue vessel "Murman" took part in helicopter exercises with helicopter landing on board

According to the Instagram channel of Maritime Service, 7MW multipurpose MPSV06 icebreaking rescue vessel "Murman" took part in helicopter exercises with helicopter landing on board.
 
7MW multipurpose MPSV06 rescue vessel "Murman" is a flagship of the Northern branch of the Marine Rescue Service.
 
In accordance with the rules of OAT GA-90 & ICAO, a helipad for receiving helicopters with a total weight of up to 16 tons has been installed in the bow of the vessel.
 
The first test helicopter landings on this site were carried out during handing over the vessel at a shipyard in Germany in 2015.
 
MPSV06 vessel "Murman" was built in 2015 for FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" by "Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH" (Wismar, Germany).
 
FSE "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of Maritime and River Fleet Federal Agency (RosMorRechFlot) of RF Ministry of Transport is a Customer.
 
Technical project MPSV06 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau. Plan Approval Documentation (class project) for the vessel was issued by engineering center of "Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH".
 
Multi-purpose MPSV06 salvage ice-breaker vessel "Murman" has Icebreaker 6 class and unrestricted area of navigation; she has ice-breaker stem and cruiser aft end, enlarged double-tier forecastle and living quarters located fore. There are also has diesel-electric power station with ER located in the middle part of hull, two Azipod units and bow thrusters. Vessel's main particulars are as follows:
 
Length overall is about 87.75 m;
Breadth overall is about 19.10 m;
Breadth is 18.50 m;
Depth is 9.00 m;
Draught is 6.52 m;
Full speed is 15 kn;
Crew consists of 22 seamen including 2 medics;
Special personal includes 12 people;
Autonomy is 30 days.
 
RS class notation is KM Icebreaker 6 AUT1-ICS OMBO FF2WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Salvage ship.
 
Multi-purpose MPSV06 salvage vessel should carry out operations as follows:
 
• patrolling and emergency salvage duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions;
• give technical support and help in the regions dangerous for navigation and marine products catching, servicing of terminal transport operations;
• search and help operations for vessels;
• search, salvage, evacuation operations for people, rendering medical aid for people;
• taking emergency vessels off groundings and reefs, pumping out vessels' flooded spaces;
• towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, also fulfillment marine towage of vessels and floating objects, including ice towages;
• fulfillment of marine salvage operations, including in ice conditions;
• fulfillment of ice-breaker operations in port and near-port areas, also in frozen non-arctic seas when ice thickness is less than 1.5 m;
• give assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• rear and technical service, including underwater diving works at the depth till 60 m;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills, including oils with flashpoint less than 60°C.;
• survey and cleaning underwater hull part of vessels, floating and coastal objects;
• investigation of sea floor and damaged objects when depth is less than 1000 m.
 
Vessel is equipped with diesel-electric propulsion gear that included 4 diesel-generators with summarized capacity of 10.6 MW and 2 AC propulsion motors which provide operation of 2 Azipod units with power of 3.5 MW on each screw. Azipod units are equipped with fixed pitch propellers without nozzles.
 
Vessel is equipped with two bow thrusters of "screw within tube" type with capacity of 1400 kW each. Bow thrusters together with two rudder propellers provide satisfying to DYNPOS-2 requirements for waves up to force 4, wind up to 10 m/s and current up to 3 kn.
 
Marine towage operations are provided by with aft located towage winch with pull effort of 100 t.
 
Vessel is equipped with high speed working boat with speed of 35 kn and capacity of 24 persons for salvage party and salvage supply deliverance, for people collecting on the water surface and for water depth sounding works.
 
Two marine evacuate systems are foreseen for people salvage from water surface. These systems contain closed life rafts, platforms for people and slides for reaching to the rafts. More over vessel is equipped with special life raft for rising people from water and with special net for mass people collecting on the water surface.
 
Two container placed diving complexes are foreseen:
 
• for works at the water depth up to 60 m (with underwater TV apparatus, underwater cutting and welding equipment);
• deep-sea diving complex for depth up to 120 m.
 
Vessel is equipped with set of oil spill combating gauges. This set includes onboard trawl system, 2 brush type skimmers, 2 boom complexes and 2 boom-handling boats.
 
Vessel is equipped with fire-fighting equipment for combating with fire on another vessels in accordance with requirements of symbol FF2 at class notation. Water curtain and spraying systems, powder firefighting system are also foreseen.
 
Fixed and portable water-removing pumps with capacity up to 1700 cub. m per hour are used for water pumping out from flooded compartment.
 
Platform for helicopter touchdown is foreseen in the fore end.
 
High deep-sea (up to 1000 m) remotely operated apparatus of "Scorpio" type and side-scan sonar device are foreseen onboard the vessel.
 
Roll damping device (Intering Tank Stabilization System) based on liquid ousting by compressed air is foreseen for improving dwelling parameters.
 
2 knuckle boom cranes with maximum outreach of 22.5 m and maximum lifting capacity of 32 t, and also A-frame crane with maximum lifting capacity of 80 t are foreseen for lowering and lifting of "Scorpio" apparatus, boats, diving equipment and handling of oil spill combating equipment.
 
Keel of the lead MPSV06 vessel (at Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH) "Beringov Proliv", building No. 217, was laid down on 12.11.13. She was launched 21.09.2014 and accepted for operation on 10.10.2015.
Keel of the second vessel (at Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH) "Murman", building No. 218, was laid down on 12.11.13. She was launched 21.09.2014 and accepted for operation on 22.11.2015.

 
03.05.20 12:32
Krasnoe Sormovo put into operation the fifteenth vessel RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Yaroslava" of 8144 t deadweight

On 03.05.2020 Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (director Mikhail Pershin) put into operation its fifteenth multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Yaroslava" of 8144 t deadweight (building No. 06015).
 
The head vessel of the series m\v "Pola Makaria" was included in the list of Significant Ships of 2018 of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
 
The customer is PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company", the lessee is the shipping company "Pola Rise".
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard has already built 15 multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessels and 5 more ones are at different step of construction, plus an agreement was signed for another 20 vessels.
 
For information: Nevsky Shipyard has put into operation two RSD59 vessels, the third one was launched and 2 more ones are under construction.
 
Oka Shipyard has signed contract for more 15 RSD59 vessels (6 were laid down and the head vessel was launched on 03.03.20).
 
By other words, the total order for RSD59 vessels is 60 vessels for the moment (17 ones has been constructed, 23 are in work, and 20 are in option).
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter. The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m ), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 AUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144 t.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) "Pola Makaria" (building No. 06001) was laid down on 05.09.17. She was launched on 20.04.18 and accepted for operation on 24.05.2018.
Keel of the second vessel "Pola Filofea" (building No. 06002) was laid down on 19.09.17. She was launched on 08.06.2018 and accepted for operation on 05.07.2018.
Keel of the third vessel "Pola Sofia" (building No. 06003) was laid down on 25.09.17. She was launched on 12.07.2018 and accepted for operation on 08.08.2018.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Pola Feodosia" (building No. 06004) was laid down on 20.12.17. She was launched on 17.08.18 and accepted for operation on 14.09.2018.
Keel of the fifth vessel "Pola Fiva" (building No. 06005) was laid down on 25.12.17. She was launched on 21.09.18 and accepted for operation on 15.10.2018.
Keel of the sixth vessel "Idel 1" (building No. 06006) was laid down on 25.09.18. She was launched on 21.02.19 and accepted for operation on 16.05.2019.
Keel of the seventh vessel "Idel 2" (building No. 06007) was laid down on 27.11.18. She was launched on 05.04.19 and accepted for operation on 23.05.2019.
Keel of the eighth vessel "Idel 3" (building No. 06008) was laid down on 14.12.18. She was launched on 14.05.19 and accepted for operation on 28.06.2019.
Keel of the ninth vessel "Andrey Zuev" (building No. 06009) was laid down on 28.02.19. She was launched on 21.06.19 and accepted for operation on 16.07.2019.
Keel of the tenth vessel "Pola Harita" (building No. 06010) was laid down on 18.04.19. She was launched on 02.08.19 and accepted for operation on 06.09.2019.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "Pola Pelagia" (building No. 06011) was laid down on 21.05.19. She was launched on 20.09.2019 and accepted for operation on 11.10.2019.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "Aleksandr Sokolov" (building No. 06012) was laid down on 28.06.19. She was launched on 25.10.2019 and accepted for operation on 12.11.2019.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Pola Anastasia" (building No. 06013) was laid down on 20.08.19. She was launched on 12.12.2019 and accepted for operation on 02.05.2020.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel "Pola Maria " (building No. 06014) was laid down on 30.09.19. She was launched on 30.01.2020 and accepted for operation on 29.04.2020.
Keel of the fifteenth vessel "Pola Yaroslava" (building No. 06015) was laid down on 01.11.19. She was launched on 05.03.2020 and accepted for operation on 03.05.2020.
Keel of the sixteenth vessel "Pola Varvara" (building No. 06016) was laid down on 02.12.19. She was launched on 17.04.2020.

 
02.05.20 13:05
Krasnoe Sormovo put into operation the thirteenth vessel RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Anastasia" of 8144 t deadweight

On 02.05.2020 Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (director Mikhail Pershin) put into operation its thirteenth multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Anastasia"of 8144 t deadweight (building No. 06013).
 
The head vessel of the series m\v "Pola Makaria" was included in the list of Significant Ships of 2018 of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
 
The customer is PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company", the lessee is the shipping company "Pola Rise".
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard has already built 14 multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessels and 6 more ones are at different step of construction, plus an agreement was signed for another 20 vessels.
 
For information: Nevsky Shipyard has put into operation two RSD59 vessels, the third one was launched and 2 more ones are under construction.
 
Oka Shipyard has signed contract for more 15 RSD59 vessels (6 were laid down and the head vessel was launched on 03.03.20).
 
By other words, the total order for RSD59 vessels is 60 vessels for the moment (16 ones has been constructed, 24 are in work, and 20 are in option).
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter. The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• 
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m ), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 AUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144 t.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) "Pola Makaria" (building No. 06001) was laid down on 05.09.17. She was launched on 20.04.18 and accepted for operation on 24.05.2018.
Keel of the second vessel "Pola Filofea" (building No. 06002) was laid down on 19.09.17. She was launched on 08.06.2018 and accepted for operation on 05.07.2018.
Keel of the third vessel "Pola Sofia" (building No. 06003) was laid down on 25.09.17. She was launched on 12.07.2018 and accepted for operation on 08.08.2018.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Pola Feodosia" (building No. 06004) was laid down on 20.12.17. She was launched on 17.08.18 and accepted for operation on 14.09.2018.
Keel of the fifth vessel "Pola Fiva" (building No. 06005) was laid down on 25.12.17. She was launched on 21.09.18 and accepted for operation on 15.10.2018.
Keel of the sixth vessel "Idel 1" (building No. 06006) was laid down on 25.09.18. She was launched on 21.02.19 and accepted for operation on 16.05.2019.
Keel of the seventh vessel "Idel 2" (building No. 06007) was laid down on 27.11.18. She was launched on 05.04.19 and accepted for operation on 23.05.2019.
Keel of the eighth vessel "Idel 3" (building No. 06008) was laid down on 14.12.18. She was launched on 14.05.19 and accepted for operation on 28.06.2019.
Keel of the ninth vessel "Andrey Zuev" (building No. 06009) was laid down on 28.02.19. She was launched on 21.06.19 and accepted for operation on 16.07.2019.
Keel of the tenth vessel "Pola Harita" (building No. 06010) was laid down on 18.04.19. She was launched on 02.08.19 and accepted for operation on 06.09.2019.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "Pola Pelagia" (building No. 06011) was laid down on 21.05.19. She was launched on 20.09.2019 and accepted for operation on 11.10.2019.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "Aleksandr Sokolov" (building No. 06012) was laid down on 28.06.19. She was launched on 25.10.2019 and accepted for operation on 12.11.2019.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Pola Anastasia" (building No. 06013) was laid down on 20.08.19. She was launched on 12.12.2019 and accepted for operation on 02.05.2020.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel "Pola Maria " (building No. 06014) was laid down on 30.09.19. She was launched on 30.01.2020 and accepted for operation on 29.04.2020.
Keel of the fifteenth vessel "Pola Yaroslava" (building No. 06015) was laid down on 01.11.19. She was launched on 05.03.2020.
Keel of the sixteenth vessel "Pola Varvara" (building No. 06016) was laid down on 02.12.19. She was launched on 17.04.2020.

 
25.04.20 19:54
The tanker of the prj. RST25 "Bavly" opened transit navigation on the Volga-Balt, passing through the Lower Svir lock



According to information-analytical agency Portnews, the tanker RST25 "Bavly" (operator - Petrotanker shipping company), which proceeded to load oil products in Yaroslavl, has opened transit navigation on the Volga-Balt.
 
The vessel of the project RST25 "Bavly" was built in 2013 by the Zelenodolsk Shipyard A.M. Gorky (group of companies of JSC "Holding company" Ak Bars ").
 
Project RST25 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
The Volga-Balt opening ceremony of transit navigation in 2020 was held, PortNews correspondent reported. It was opened by the tanker of the prj. RST25 "Bavly", which passed through the Lower-Svir lock and headed for the river Volga.
 
According to Ivan Shchetinin, head of the Svir district of hydraulic structures and shipping, repairs were made at the Lower-Svir lock in the winter, its upper gate was replaced. Due to the willingness to receive vessels, navigation at the request of ship drivers was opened ahead of schedule, five days before the official opening. Initially, the passage of the first vessel scheduled for April 30.
 
The Lower-Svir lock has been in constant operation since 1936. It is the main lock and one of the shortest on the Volga-Balt. The lock takes over vessels after the St. Petersburg bridges and passenger ships.
 
In total, three tankers of the RST25 project were built at three Shipyards (Nobel Brothers Shipyard, Zelenodolsky Shipyard, and Lotus) from 2012 to 2016. Two more should be put in to operation in 2020 at the Lotus shipyard.
 
Special requirements of the Russian and world petroleum companies, additional ecological limitations of RRR ECO3 class ("CLEAN DESIGN" according to DNV classification) were taken into consideration during designing of RST25 tankers.
 
Vessels are assigned for river-sea and sea transportation of crude oil and oil products, 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.
 
Using full-circle rudder propellers as movement and manoeuvre facilities, using submersible pump, full absence of a framing in cargo tanks, enlarged trunk are characteristic features of RST25 vessel. These vessels have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL.
 
Vessels satisfy the dimensions of the Volga-Don canal and Volga-Baltic way. Overall RST25 vessel length is of 139.99 m, breadth is of 16.6 m, depth is of 5.5 m.
 
Vessels belong to "Volga-Don Max" tankers' type.
 
New project tanker have increased river function, increased deadweight by 410 tons in river conditions with keeping sea possibilities in comparison with vessels of "Armada" type.
 
Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 6990 cub. m, deadweight is about 6610 tons when sea draught is of 4.17 m. Deadweight is about 5130 tons when river draught is of 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380.
 
Autonomy is of 20 days.
 
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places).
 
Keel of "Almetevsk" RST25 lead vessel for Zelenodolsk shipyard named after A.M. Gorky (building No. 271) was laid down on 22.04.11. She was launched on 13.06.12. Handing in - 15.03.2013. Accepted for operation on 12.04.13.
Keel of "Bavly" second vessel (building No. 272) was laid down on 23.06.11. She was launched on 07.09.12. Handing in (signing of an act) - 27.05.2013. Accepted for operation on 19.06.13.

 
22.04.20 21:24
New names of RSD22 dry-cargo vessels - in honour of the captains of the Volga Shipping Company that participated the Great Patriotic War

As the Volga Shipping Company informs, three RSD22 dry-cargo vessels started 2020 navigation at low Volga in April with new names. In honour of the 75th anniversary of the WWII Victory they were renamed after captains of the Volga Shipping Company that participated the Great Patriotic War and spent all their lives working at fleet: Vladimir Andreevich Kirillov (m/v "Vladimir Kirillov"), Andrey Ivanovich Belodvortsev (m/v "Andrey Belodvortsev") and Evgeniy Mikhailovich Matveev (m/v "Evgeniy Matveev").
 
These vessels were converted from 05074T tankers to dry-cargo vessels under the RSD22 project in 2019.
 
From the work commence, vessels of the Volga Shipping Company have already transported more than 500 thousand tons of various cargoes through the low Volga.
 
On the 22nd of April, 2020 the cargo navigation at high Volga has started.
 
Vessels "OT 2459" and "Volgo-Don 195" sailed out of lock gates of Gorodetsk waterworks facility (Nizhniy Novgorod Region) towards Cherepovets for ferrous metal loading.
 
The conversation RSD22 project was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
The converted RSD22 vessel transportation of the general and bulk cargoes including grain, timber, containers of internationall standard in holds.
 
RSD22 is a steel, single-deck, twin-screw cargo vessel, without sheer of deck, with double bottom and double sides, with forecastle and poop, with engine room and deck-house located aft, with 4 cargo holds, with hatch covers of moving type, with bow thruster.
 
The RSD22 dry-cargo vessel has Russian River Register class notation M-PR 2,5 (ice 20) A; her dimensions are as follows: 138.30 x 16.70 x 5.50 m (length x breadth x depth) and draught of 3.70 m.
 
RSD22 vessel's area of navigation is internal waterways of the Russian Federation while permissible 3%-probability wave height is 3.0 m; that corresponds to waterways of "M" category. Also navigation area includes coastal marine regions of "M-PR 2.5" category while permissible 3%-probability wave height is 2.5 m without international voyages.
 
Vessel's deadweight is 5450 t for Summer free board.
 
Capacity of 4 holds is 6706 m3 (1841, 1465, 1335 and 2017 m3 accordingly); hold width is 12.3 m at the tank top level and 13.1 at the deck level.
 
Permissible tank top load is 9.0 t/m².
 
Fore and aft pairs of cargo holds are equipped by water-tight moving double-section hatch covers that provide simultaneously 50%-opening of all holds or 100%-opening of any pair of holds. Hatch covers are designed for load in accordance with RRR requirements for "M-PR" class (9.81 kPa). Cargo transportation on hatch covers isn't foreseen. Hatch covers fixation in the open position is done by turnbuckles. Hatch covers fixation in the closed position is done by hand bolt bars. Hatch covers lifting above coamings are made by hydraulic jacks.
 
Covers moving is carried out with by wire ropes driven by two LE61M winches. Design of covers and their outfitting provides shockless moving of covers and avoiding of sparking.
 
The vessel is equipped by two 880 kW medium-speed main engines. There are fixed pitch propellers in steering nozzles and 95 kW bow thruster.
 
Operational speed is 20 km/h, autonomy is 15 day.
 
Hull has a double bottom and double sides; main deck has hatch opening of 0.806B width; continuous longitudinal coamings of cargo hatches are of 1.0 m height.
 
Crew / places are 14 / 17.
 
In the process of major conversion the following items were removed: plating and stiffeners of the trunk deck together with equipment and constructions placed on it; longitudinal CL bulkhead; transverse bulkheads at 35, 169, 170 fr.; upper part of transverse bulkheads at 101 fr. (above main deck); fule tanks in auxiliary ER at 170-180 fr. PS; platform and plating in auxiliary ER at 170-180 fr.; all tanker systems.
 
Four cargo holds were organized; a plenty of works were fulfilled for: mounting of plating and stiffeners of the main deck in the area of inter-hold belt; mounting of transverse coamings of cargo holds; mounting of guiding rails and flanges of the hatch covers. Cargo holds are equipped by: watertight hatch covers; bilge system; CO2 fire extinguishing system; natural ventilation system; covers of entrance hatchways and ladders for cargo holds.
 
The fire main system has been equipped in the cargo zone for providing of supplying of 4 nozzles at pressure of 0.25 MPa at a crane, capable of being trained on any part of the cargo space when empty.

 
22.04.20 19:20
Multipurpose 4 MW prj. MPSV07 salvage vessel "Spasatel Kavdeikin" took part in complex exercises in the area of the port of Korsakov



According to the Marine Rescue Service, on April 20, 2020, a 4 MW multipurpose salvage vessel of the MPSV07 "Spasatel Kavdeikin" project took part in complex exercises in the area of the Korsakov port to provide assistance to a vessel in emergency that received damage, rescuing people, and fighting fire and liquidating oil spills.
 
The exercises were attended by multipurpose salvage vessel with capacity of 4 MW of the project MPSV07 "Spasatel Kavdeikin", the raid diving boat "Vodolaz Zubchenko", emergency rescue unit, equipped with rescue and emergency rescue equipment for the elimination of oil spills and oil products (OSR).
 
The purpose of the complex exercises was to find the level of preparedness of the professional emergency rescue unit of the Sakhalin branch for fire extinguishing operations on an emergency vessel, in search and rescue of people in the water, to eliminate the spills of oil and oil products.
 
During the exercises, the organization of warning about a vessel being in an accident, the search and evacuation of people in the water, assisting the crew of the vessel in the fight against fire, as well as the use of OSR equipment for the localization and liquidation of oil spills.
 
The standards for emergency preparation of vessels for access to the sea on alert were checked, preparing OSR equipment, launching the rescue boat to the water and getting the mannequin from the water.
 
"Spasatel Kavdeykin" is a unique multifunctional salvage vessel by her equipment and available technology; she was built 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). Vessels of the series "Spasatel Karev" 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.
 
Project MPSV07 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Multifunction salvage vessel of MPSV07 prj is 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, and carrying out deep-sea diving works at the depth up to 300 m;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills, including oils with flashpoint less than 60 °C (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.
 
Vessels of MPSV07 project have unrestricted navigation area, including sailing by the Northern Sea Route. 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 Sea Route" 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. is 701) was laid down on 22.09.2009. She was launched on 23.11.10 and accepted for operation on 25.10.12.
The keel of the second vessel "Spasatel Kavdeykin" (building No. is 702) was laid down on 06.04.2010. She was launched on 29.07.11 and accepted for operation on 19.07.13.
The keel of the third vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" (building No. is 703) was laid down on 17.05.2010. She was launched on 22.06.12 and accepted for operation on 17.12.2013.
The keel of the fourth vessel "Spasatel Demidov" (building No. is 704) was laid down on 25.04.2013. She was launched on 12.08.14 and accepted for operation on 04.12.15.

 
21.04.20 12:09
The second RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Petrotrans-5902" of 8144 t deadweight was launched for the company "Petrotrans"



On 21.04.2020 the second multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Petrotrans-5902" of 8144 t (building No. 5902) was launched for the company"Petrotrans".
 
The customer is PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company", the lessee is the shipping company"Petrotrans".
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Oka Shipyard is building 15 RSD59 vessels (the first five are for the shipping company "Petrotrans", the next ten - for the shipping company "Astrol").
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
 
The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m ), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 AUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144 t.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Oka Shipyard) "Petrotrans-5901" (building No. 5901) was laid down on 30.07.19. She was launched on 03.07.19.
Keel of the second vessel (building No. 5902) was laid down on 27.09.19. She was launched on 21.04.2020.
Keel of the third vessel (building No. 5903) was laid down on 30.10.19.
Keel of the fourth vessel (building No. 5904) was laid down on 29.11.19.
Keel of the fifth vessel (building No. 5905) was laid down on 27.12.19.
Keel of the sixth vessel (building No. 5906) was laid down on 28.01.20.

 
20.04.20 16:33
The tanker of the prj. RST25 "Bavly" in 2020 opened drawbridges openings by its passage on the river Neva in St. Petersburg

According to the Volga-Balt Federal Administration, on the night of April 16-17 St. Petersburg drawbridges openings 2020, the first transport vessel passed this year - the tanker of the prj. RST25 "Bavly" (operator - Petrotanker shipping company, proceeding for loading oil products in Yaroslavl.
 
The vessel of the project RST25 "Bavly" was built in 2013 by the Zelenodolsk Shipyard A.M. Gorky (group of companies of JSC "Holding company "Ak Bars").
 
Project RST25 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
A large team of employees, including state port control inspectors and pilots of the Volga-Balt Federal Administration, began to work in high alert with all the necessary measures in the epidemiological situation associated with the possibility of infection with a new coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
According to the site, the Volga-Balt Federal Administration operates a complex set of engineering facilities, which includes almost 5 thousand kilometers of waterways, including more than 3 thousand kilometers with guaranteed dimensions, 11 locks with a pressure of 11 to 18 meters, three hydroelectric power stations, 24 earthen dams and dams, 12 ferry crossings, 8 lighthouses in Lake Ladoga, more than 4.5 thousand signs of navigable conditions, more than 200 units of the operating fleet.
 
In 2019, 15.77 million tons of cargo, 349 thousands of passengers on cruise ships and 2.84 million passengers in St. Petersburg on suburban and tourist routes were transported within the Volga-Baltic basin.
 
In total, three tankers of the RST25 project were built at three Shipyards (Nobel Brothers Shipyard, Zelenodolsky Shipyard, and Lotus) from 2012 to 2016. Two more should be put in to operation in 2020 at the Lotus shipyard.
 
Special requirements of the Russian and world petroleum companies, additional ecological limitations of RRR ECO3 class ("CLEAN DESIGN" according to DNV classification) were taken into consideration during designing of RST25 tankers.
 
Vessels are assigned for river-sea and sea transportation of crude oil and oil products, 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.
 
Using full-circle rudder propellers as movement and manoeuvre facilities, using submersible pump, full absence of a framing in cargo tanks, enlarged trunk are characteristic features of RST25 vessel. These vessels have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL.
 
Vessels satisfy the dimensions of the Volga-Don canal and Volga-Baltic way. Overall RST25 vessel length is of 139.99 m, breadth is of 16.6 m, depth is of 5.5 m.
 
Vessels belong to "Volga-Don Max" tankers' type.
 
New project tanker have increased river function, increased deadweight by 410 tons in river conditions with keeping sea possibilities in comparison with vessels of "Armada" type.
 
Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 6990 cub. m, deadweight is about 6610 tons when sea draught is of 4.17 m. Deadweight is about 5130 tons when river draught is of 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380.
 
Autonomy is of 20 days.
 
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places).
 
Keel of "Almetevsk" RST25 lead vessel for Zelenodolsk shipyard named after A.M. Gorky (building No. 271) was laid down on 22.04.11. She was launched on 13.06.12. Handing in - 15.03.2013. Accepted for operation on 12.04.13.
Keel of "Bavly" second vessel (building No. 272) was laid down on 23.06.11. She was launched on 07.09.12. Handing in (signing of an act) - 27.05.2013. Accepted for operation on 19.06.13.

 
17.04.20 13:56
Krasnoe Sormovo launched the sixteenth multipurpose dry cargo vessel "Pola Varvara" with a deadweight of 8144 tons of RSD59 project

On 17.04.2020 Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (director Mikhail Pershin) launched its sixteenth multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Pola Varvara" of 8144 t deadweight (building No. 06016).
 
The head vessel of the series m/v "Pola Makaria" was included in the list of Significant Ships of 2018 of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
 
PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company" is a Customer, shipping company "Pola Rise" is a lessee.
 
The source of the photographs - website of the PortNews information and analytical agency.
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard has already built 10 multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessels and 10 more ones are at different step of construction. Plus an agreement for more 20 ones was signed.
 
For information: Nevsky Shipyard has put into operation two RSD59 vessels, the third is launched and 2 more ones are under construction.
 
Oka Shipyard has signed contract for more 15 RSD59 vessels. Six are laid down, the lead vessel was launched on the 3 of march 2020.
 
By other words, the total order for RSD59 vessels is 60 vessels for the moment (fourteen built, twenty six in operation, twenty in option).
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter. The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m ), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 ×UT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144 t.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) "Pola Makaria" (building No. 06001) was laid down on 05.09.17. She was launched on 20.04.18 and accepted for operation on 24.05.2018.
Keel of the second vessel "Pola Filofea" (building No. 06002) was laid down on 19.09.17. She was launched on 08/06/2018 and accepted for operation on 05.07.2018.
Keel of the third vessel "Pola Sofia" (building No. 06003) was laid down on 25.09.17. She was launched on 12.07.2018 and accepted for operation on 08.08.2018.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Pola Feodosia" (building No. 06004) was laid down on 20.12.17. She was launched on 17.08.18 and accepted for operation on 14.09.2018.
Keel of the fifth vessel "Pola Fiva" (building No. 06005) was laid down on 25.12.17. She was launched on 21.09.18 and accepted for operation on 15.10.2018.
Keel of the sixth vessel "Idel 1" (building No. 06006) was laid down on 25.09.18. She was launched on 21.02.19 and accepted for operation on 16.05.2019.
Keel of the seventh vessel "Idel 2" (building No. 06007) was laid down on 27.11.18. She was launched on 05.04.19 and accepted for operation on 23.05.2019.
Keel of the eighth vessel "Idel 3" (building No. 06008) was laid down on 14.12.18. She was launched on 14.05.19 and accepted for operation on 28.06.2019.
Keel of the ninth vessel "Andrey Zuev" (building No. 06009) was laid down on 28.02.19. She was launched on 21.06.19 and accepted for operation on 16.07.2019.
Keel of the tenth vessel "Pola Harita" (building No. 06010) was laid down on 18.04.19. She was launched on 02.08.19 and accepted for operation on 06.09.2019.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "Pola Pelagia" (building No. 06011) was laid down on 21.05.19. She was launched on 20.09.2019 and accepted for operation on 11.10.2019.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "Aleksandr Sokolov" (building No. 06012) was laid down on 28.06.19. She was launched on 25.10.2019 and accepted for operation on 12.11.2019.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Pola Anastasia" (building No. 06013) was laid down on 20.08.19. She was launched on 12.12.2019.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel "Pola Maria" (building No. 06014) was laid down on 30.09.19. She was launched on 30.01.2020.
Keel of the fifteenth vessel "Pola Yaroslava" (building No. 06015) was laid down on 01.11.19. She was launched on 05.03.2020.
Keel of the sixteenth vessel "Pola Varvara" (building No. 06016) was laid down on 02.12.19. She was launched on 17.04.2020.

 
14.04.20 19:23
The construction progress at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant of two ferries for Vanino - Kholmsk project CNF11CPD "Alexander Deev" and "Vasily Oshchepkov"

Amur Shipbuilding Plant (Director General Vladimir Kulakov) continues the construction of two cargo-passenger car-railway icebreaker class ferries of a new generation with unlimited navigation area for the Vanino-Kholmsk line of the project CNF11CPD "Alexander Deev"(building number 300) and "Vasily Oshchepkov" (building number 00301).
 
The customer is PJSE "State Transport Leasing Company".
 
Project documentation for the under construction vessel was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau, working-design and technological documentation- by Vympel Design Bureau.
 
At the construction of the first ferry "Alexander Deev", equipment is currently being installed.
 
"The hull of the vessel is 100% formed, the shaft line is installed and the preliminary installation of the main diesels has begun," said Gleb Ilyinykh, responsible order deliverer.
 
Now, work is underway on loading and assembling large equipment, piping systems, welded ventilation pipes and tanks. On the side with them, experts in electrical installation for the installation of braced cable tracks. Planned installation of anchor, mooring and cargo devices".
 
On the main deck of the ferry which is under construction, work is underway on the installation of rail tracks to place the trains, and a freight elevator with the help of which large wheeled vehicles will be transferred to the lower deck. The next important step in the construction of the ferry will be the beginning of mooring trials.
 
Meanwhile, the formation of the hull of the second ferry "Vasily Oshchepkov" continues in the slipway section. Ten blocks of the ferry are being prepared for conclusion, which are being built according to the already developed technology, which involves the assembly and maximum installation of the blocks of the future ferry in the section, and the final matching is on an open slipway.
 
"The heaviest is block N6, which will contain the engine room, as well as the next block N7, which will contain diesel generators and the main switchboard," explained Sergey Poleshchuk, senior builder.
 
Up to date, six blocks are fully formed and presented to the customer and the Register. By the end of April, shipbuilders need to form and present to the customer and the Register two more stern blocks.
 
Specialists of the slipway section are already preparing for the upcoming conclusion of the blocks: the inclined overpass is being checked and installed, revision of transport and launch mechanisms, etc. The launch of the fully-formed "Vasily Oschepkov" hull is scheduled for September 25 this year. In the same year, shipbuilders of Komsomolsk-on-Amur plan to transfer to the delivery base for completion and sea trials with the ferry "Alexander Deev", having fully installed it with equipment".
 
CNF11CPD project of the car-railway-cargo-passenger new generation ferry for the Vanino-Kholmsk line provides in comparison with the existing "Sakhalin" type vessels:
 
• enhanced cargo capacity (truck cars capacity is 2 times bigger);
• weather restrictions absence (unrestricted sailing region);
• ability of working in severe ice conditions (speed is 6-8 kn at 80 cm ice and about 3 kn at 1.0 m ice);
• ability to carry out independent (several times per day) moorings without towing assistance,ability for long reverse movement through constrained water area of the port of Kholmsk;
• ability to keep up daily cycle of round voyage (operation speed is 18 kn);
• 2-hours staying for loading-unloading operations.
 
Transportation is foreseen of at least of 32 railway wagons or 27 car trains on the main deck, 12 car trains on the lower deck and about 9 cars (1.5 tons).
 
The new CNF11CPD ferry boats will allow the Sakhalin producers to forward products to the mainland in time; will provide food security and expand possibility of transportation for certain types of cargo.
 
The number of passengers (200 people) accepted in the new project reflects the peak line need at a summer season vacations and is set according to the offer of the Sakhalin Region Government; it is essentially important to provide solving of a social problem of recreation providing for the region's population 200 passengers distribution is as follows: 16 ones at double cabins with water closets, 96 ones at four-berth cabins with water closets and 88 ones at saloon chairs.
 
The new concept is the result of a series of studies conducted in 2012-2013 by the Marine Engineering Bureau in collaboration with leading domestic and foreign scientific institutes, including Aker Arctic Technology (recommendations for contours, tests in the ice pool), Central Research Institute of the Marine Fleet (examination of technical solutions for all stages, formation of contours, economic calculations and modeling of operation), Krylov State Scientific Center (towing tests, self-propelled, nautical, as well as testing in ice basin), design bureau of the carriage facilities of JSC Russian Railways (checking the possibility of transporting rolling stock by ferry).
 
CNF11CPD characteristics in ice conditions according to the results of tests in the pool are: the maximum ice permeability at V = 3 knots forward will be 1.16 meters, at a speed of V = 6 knots it will be 0.84 meters, in reverse with a speed of V = 1.5 knots will be 0.68 m.
 
In addition, the bow and stern extremities are structurally designed for a higher ice category (Arc 7).
 
Together with the icebreaking at the level of the Icebreaker6 icebreaker, this allows (unlike the existing vessels) independent operation of the new ferry in severe ice conditions on a short passage (up to about 30 miles in the vicinity of Vanino). In turn, this will allow to avoid ferry's significant downtime in anticipation of general icebreaking assistance, or excessive costs in case of individual assistance.
 
At one time, the ferry was built to serve the railway transportation, but recently, the increasing part of the ferry routes began to take the vehicles transport. A new type of cargo (heavy trailers (trucks) and cars) has appeared. In connection with the construction of the Lidoga-Vanino highway, the share of road transport will increase. In addition to transporting cars and trailers, shippers have another potentially new type of cargo for the ferry line: containers and roll trailers with heavy equipment. Therefore, while maintaining the function of transporting railroad cars (the length of rail tracks is 440 linear meters at 420 on the existing one), the capacity for cars has doubled (740 linear meters against 394 on the existing one). As a result, 39 new trucks with semi-trailers (12-13.5 m length ) and an additional 9 cars can be accommodated on the new ship.
 
In addition to the stern cargo handling scheme, which is definitely tied to the ports of Vanino and Kholmsk terminals, an on-board ramp is installed for working with rolling equipment directly to the pier, which allows the use of a new vessel (for example, for commercial flights to Japan).
 
The keel of the lead CNF11CPD vessel (building No. 00300) "Alexander Deev" was laid down on 29.0617. She was launched on 01.08.19.
The keel of the second vessel (building No. 00301) "Vasily Oshchepkov" was laid down on 29.06.2017. The launch is planned for autumn 2020.