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

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

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

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

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



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

 
24.11.17 12:14
Marine Engineering Bureau invites to visit its stand at the XI International Exhibition "Transport Week-2017"



We invite you to visit Marine Engineering Bureau stand (No.B3.11) at the XI International Exhibition "Transport Week-2017" (arrangement scheme) in the Moscow at the building "Gostinniy Dvor" during period from 6th till 8th of December, 2017.
 
321 river, sea and river-sea vessels were built due to 94 projects designed by Marine Engineering Bureau up to 23rd of November 2017 (since 2000). Moreover, 13 vessels were under finished building stage after launching and 23 vessels were on building berths of shipyards.
 
New MEB vessels which were put into operation include, as follows:
 
• 117 river, river-sea and restricted sailing area dry-cargo vessels of such types as "Neva-Leader", "Geroi Stalingrada", "Heydar Aliev", "Mirzaga Khalilov", "Caspian Express", "Azov Max", "Karelia", "Chelsea", "Khazar", "Nadezhda", "Tanais", "Sviatoj Georgiy", "Ommax", "Ptich", "Port Olya", "Leda", "Ediniy" etc;
• 111 product tankers, chemical/oil tankers and bunkering tankers of such types as "VF Tanker", "Alexander Shemagin", "Armada", "New Armada", "Aston", "Paloil", "Roschem", "Kazan", "Ecomariner", "Rassvet", "MN" etc;
• 21 ocean dry-cargo vessels of such types as "EMI Proud", "Amethyst", "Sparta", "Saxona", "Scala", "Eren-C", "Kaya Pioneer";
• 10 multifunctional salvage vessels: multifunctional ocean 7 MW salvage vessels/icebreakers of "Beringov Proliv" type with Icebreaker 6 class, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vesselsof "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class, multifunctional sea diving vessels of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type;
• 9 shallow-draught icebreaking tugs of "Portoviy" type, transport supply tugs for Caspian Sea of "Phoenix" type, firefighting tug "Penay", ship-handling tug "Bulbash";
• 8 train ferryboats of such types as "Petrovsk", "Skif", "Avangard", "Baltiysk", "Slavyanin" and "Ulfat";
• 7 combined bunker-tankers of "Balt Flot" type;
• 7 bulk carriers of such types as "Grumant", "OBAHAN-C", "BEHCET-C";
• 6 vessels: ro-ro supply vessels for Kamchatka of "Sosnovka" type and sea dry cargo platform vessels of "Andrey Artemenko" type;
• 4 livestock carriers;
• 4 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Dmitriy Sirotkin", "Ladozhskiy" and "Viktor Kuskov" types;
• 2 river ecologic vessels of "Ecolog-1" type;
• 2 non-propelled scows with self-opening hull of "KSH-1" type;
• multifunctional salvage catamaran of "Igor Ilyin" type;
• LPG gas carrier of "Bulmarket" type;
• river passenger cruise vessel of "Alexander Grin" type;
• high-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel "Shtandart";
• car-passenger ferry of "Nikolay Aksenenko" type;
• short sea cruise vessel for Russian Black Sea coast of "Imperia" type; pleasure banquet vessel of "Sochi" type; coastal navigation running boats "Neva", "Bars" and "Caucasus" for VIP passengers;
• heliport pontoon / berth of "Victoria Regia" type; double-sections berth of "PRP-4" type, special technological pontoon for icebreaker of IBSV01 prj.
 
This moment MEB vessels are under building:
 
• 2 multifunctional 22 MW ice-breaker / supply vessels of IBSV01 prj. with Icebreaker 8 class type for the Ob Gulf;
• full-freezer trawlers for Northern Atlantic and Barents Sea;
• 2 car-train / passenger ferries with possibility of carrying dangerous goods with ice category Arc5 for Vanino-Kholmsk ferry line of CNF11CPD prj.;
• 2 car-train / passenger ferries for Caspian sea of CNF18C prj.;
• 5 multifunctional salvage vessels including salvage tugboats of Arc 5 Arctic ice class of MPSV12 prj., multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessel of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class;
• 310-places river-sea cruise passenger vessel of PV300VD prj.;
• river cruise passenger vessel with capacity of 342 passengers of PV300 prj.;
• arctic supply tanker "Academic Pashin" with Arc 4 Arctic ice class;
• "Caspian" oil/chemical/product tankers of RST12C prj. with securing of effective transit function through the Volga-Don Ship Canal;
• river-sea oil/chemical/product tankers of RST27M prj. of "Volga-Don max" class with enforced sea function;
• dry-cargo vessels with extra full hull forms of RSD59 prj. ("dry-cargo" analogue of RST27 prj. tanker) with unique second hold with length is of 77.35 m for transportation of oversized and heavy-lift cargoes;
• 2 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Viktor Kuskov" type for RosMorPort of BLV04 prj.;
• vessel-museum for Baku port (HS01 prj.) based on "three-island" tanker of old type;
• raid transshipment complexes of CV03 prj.;
• dry-cargo vessels of "Volga-Don max" class of RSD49 prj.;
• dry-cargo vessels of "Azov five thousand" class of RSD32M prj.;
• oil/chemical/product tankers of "Volga-Don max" class of RST27 and RST25 prjs.;
• shallow-draught oil barges of "Novaya Belskaya" type of ROB20 prj.;
• oil barge for United Lena River Shipping Company of ROB07 prj.;
• river-sea dry-cargo vessel of "BBC max" class of RSD60 prj.
 
Vessels due to Bureau's projects that are under building:
 
• Neva Shipyard (Shlisselburg);
• Vyborg Shipyard;
• Baku Shipyard;
• Oka Shipyard (Navashino);
• Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (Nizhniy Novgorod);
• Lotos Shipyard (Astrakhan);
• Sosnovka Shipyard;
• Brothers Nobel Shipyard (Rubinsk) / Vympel (Rubinsk);
• Balakovo Shipyard;
• Nefteflot (Samara);
• Onega Shipyard (Petrozavodsk);
• Amur Shipyard;
• Kherson Shipyard;
• Damen Yichang (China, Damen holding);
• Beshiktas (Turkey),
 
and at some other shipyards.
 
Scientific qualification, extensive experience of the particular developments, modern computer technologies and advanced infrastructure, available for employees of the Marine Engineering Bureau, allow solving the problems arising at operation of ships qualitatively and in the shortest terms.
 
Our motto remains unchanged - "Reliability, efficiency and the European quality".

 
20.08.17 17:22
Marine Engineering Bureau invites to visit its stand at the international shipbuilding exhibition "NEVA-2017" at St. Petersburg



We invite you to visit Marine Engineering Bureau stand (No. G4237, hall "G" of the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition centre) at the international exhibition "NEVA-2017" at St. Petersburg during period from 19th till 22nd of September, 2017.
 
General scheme of hall "G" on exhibition "NEVA-2017" - Plan of the Hall "G". Stand's arrangement may be seen by the link - Stand's arrangement scheme G4237.
 
316 river, sea and river-sea vessels were built due to 92 projects designed by Marine Engineering Bureau up to middle of August 2017 (since 2000). Moreover, 15 vessels were under finished building stage after launching and 21 vessels were on building berths of shipyards.
 
New MEB vessels which were put into operation include, as follows:
 
• 117 river, river-sea and restricted sailing area dry-cargo vessels of such types as "Neva-Leader", "Geroi Stalingrada", "Heydar Aliev", "Mirzaga Khalilov", "Caspian Express", "Azov Max", "Karelia", "Chelsea", "Khazar", "Nadezhda", "Tanais", "Sviatoj Georgiy", "Ommax", "Ptich", "Port Olya", "Leda", "Ediniy" etc;
• 108 product tankers, chemical/oil tankers and bunkering tankers of such types as "VF Tanker", "Alexander Shemagin", "Armada", "New Armada", "Aston", "Paloil", "Roschem", "Kazan", "Ecomariner", "Rassvet" etc;
• 21 ocean going dry-cargo vessels of such types as "EMI Proud", "Amethyst", "Sparta", "Saxona", "Scala", "Eren-C", "Kaya Pioneer";
• 10 multifunctional salvage vessels: multifunctional ocean 7 MW salvage vessels/icebreakers of "Beringov Proliv" type with Icebreaker 6 class, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessels of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class, multifunctional sea diving vessels of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type;
• 9 shallow-draught icebreaking tugs of "Portoviy" type, transport supply tugs for Caspian Sea of "Phoenix" type, firefighting tug "Penay", ship-handling tug "Bulbash";
• 8 train ferries of such types as "Petrovsk", "Skif", "Avangard", "Baltiysk", "Slavyanin" and "Ulfat";
• 7 combined bunker-tankers of "Balt Flot" type;
• 7 bulk carriers of such types as "Grumant", "OBAHAN-C", "BEHCET-C";
• 6 vessels: ro-ro supply vessels for Kamchatka of "Sosnovka" type and sea dry cargo platform vessels of "Andrey Artemenko" type;
• 4 livestock carriers;
• 3 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Dmitriy Sirotkin" and "Ladozhskiy" types;
• 2 river ecologic vessels of "Ecolog-1" type;
• 2 non-propelled scows with self-opening hull of "KSH-1" type;
• LPG gas carrier of "Bulmarket" type;
• river passenger cruise vessel of "Alexander Grin" type;
• high-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel "Shtandart";
• car-passenger ferry of "Nikolay Aksenenko" type;
• short sea cruise vessel for Russian Black Sea coast of "Imperia" type; pleasure banquet vessel of "Sochi" type; coastal navigation running boats "Neva", "Bars" and "Caucasus" for VIP passengers;
• heliport pontoon / berth of "Victoria Regia" type; double-sections berth of "PRP-4" type, special technological pontoon for icebreaker of IBSV01 prj.
 
This moment MEB vessels are under building:
 
• 2 multifunctional 22 MW ice-breaker / supply vessels of IBSV01 prj. with Icebreaker 8 class type for the Ob Gulf;
• full-freezer trawlers for Northern Atlantic and Barents Sea of 16094/ST118L (SFT01) prj.;
• 2 car-train / passenger ferries with possibility of carrying dangerous goods with ice category Arc5 for Vanino-Kholmsk ferry line of CNF11CPD prj.;
• 2 car-train / passenger ferries for Caspian sea of CNF18C prj.;
• 6 multifunctional salvage vessels including salvage tugboats of Arc 5 Arctic ice class of MPSV12 prj., multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessel of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class and salvage-rescue catamaran of SDS18 prj.;
• 310-places river-sea cruise passenger vessel of PV300VD prj.;
• river cruise passenger vessel with capacity of 342 passengers of PV300 prj.;
• arctic supply tanker "Academic Pashin" with Arc 4 Arctic ice class;
• "Caspian" oil/chemical/product tankers of RST12C prj. with securing of effective transit function through the Volga-Don Ship Canal;
• river-sea oil/chemical/product tankers of RST27M prj. of "Volga-Don max" class with enforced sea function;
• dry-cargo vessels with extra full hull forms of RSD59 prj. ("dry-cargo" analogue of RST27 prj. tanker) with unique second hold with length is of 77.35 m for transportation of oversized and heavy-lift cargoes;
• 3 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Victor Kuskov" type for RosMorPort of BLV04 prj.;
• vessel-museum for Baku port (HS01 prj.) based on "three-island" tanker of old type;
• raid transshipment complexes of CV03 prj.;
• dry-cargo vessels of "Volga-Don max" class of RSD49 prj.;
• oil/chemical/product tankers of "Volga-Don max" class of RST27 and RST25 prjs.;
• shallow-draught oil barges of "Novaya Belskaya" type of ROB20 prj.;
• oil barges for United Lena River Shipping Company of ROB07 prj.;
• river-sea dry-cargo vessel of "BBC max" class of RSD60 prj.
 
Vessels due to Bureau's projects that are under building:
 
• Lotos Shipyard (Astrakhan);
• Neva Shipyard (Shlisselburg);
• Vyborg Shipyard;
• Baku Shipyard;
• Oka Shipyard (Navashino);
• Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (Nizhniy Novgorod);
• Sosnovka Shipyard;
• Moscow Shipyard / Brothers Nobel Shipyard (Rubinsk);
• Balakovo Shipyard;
• Nefteflot (Samara);
• Onega Shipyard (Petrozavodsk);
• Amur Shipyard;
• Kherson Shipyard;
• Damen Yichang (China, Damen holding);
• Beshiktas (Turkey),
 
and at some other shipyards.
 
Scientific qualification, extensive experience of the particular developments, modern computer technologies and advanced infrastructure, available for employees of the Marine Engineering Bureau, allow solving the problems arising at operation of ships qualitatively and in the shortest terms.
 
Our motto remains unchanged - "Reliability, efficiency and the European quality".

 
17.05.17 16:04
Marine Engineering Bureau invites to visit its stand at the 24th International Exhibition "Caspian Oil & Gas 2017" in Baku



We invite you to visit Marine Engineering Bureau stand at the 24th International Exhibition "Caspian Oil & Gas 2017" (stand scheme location) in Baku Expo Center (Baku) in the period from 31 of May till 3 of June, 2017.
 
This moment MEB vessels are under building:
 
Unique train-car-passenger ferry for Caspian sea of CNF18C project;
On March 16, 2017 Baku Shipyard started building of lead train-car-passenger ferry for Caspian sea of CNF18C project. CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" is the Customer. New open type CNF18C is assigned for transportation of 56 railway wagons with 1520 mm track breadth and motor trucks (50 car trains), including ones with dangerous goods and passengers (estimation of 2 passengers for each car train). Ferryboat's construction foresees aft cargo handling scheme and is equipped with side ramp for loading/unloading vehicles from/to usual berth. CNF18C vessel is able for dangerous cargo transportation on the open upper deck in accordance with International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and national Maritime Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulation (MOPOG Rules). For ensuring effective functioning of the Great Silk Way it is necessary to overcome two seas: Caspian Sea and Black Sea. Respectively, two types of ferry will be required: car-passenger ones and train-car-passenger ones of CNF18C project for Caspian Sea (lines Baku - Aktau, Baku - Turkmenbashi, Makhachkala - Aktau, Makhachkala - Turkmenbashi) and for Black Sea;
 
"Caspian" oil product/chemical tankers with providing of effective transit function through the Volga-Don Ship Canal of RST12C project;
On November 18, 2016 in Baku in the presence of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev the signing of building contract of two oil product/chemical tankers of RST12C project for CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" has taken place. In comparison with other Marine Engineering Bureau projects tanker of new RST12C project has strengthened "Caspian" function:
 
• deadweight at draught of 4,50 m is of 7914 tons, at maximal draught of 4,54 m is of 8009 tons (RST27 project maximal deadweight is of 7030 tons) that on 979 tons more;
• deadweight while transit through the Volga-Don Ship Canal at draught in river of 3,60 m is of 5580 tons (RST27 project is of 5428 tons) that on 152 tons more;
• deadweight at draught of 4,20 m is of 7203 tons (RST27 project is of 7030 tons) that on 173 tons more;
• capacity of cargo tanks is optimized for transportation of oil grades of Caspian region;
 
310-places cruise passenger river-sea vessel of PV300VD project assigned also for Caspian cruises;
On August 15, 2016 a solemn keel laying ceremony took place for 310-places cruise passenger PV300VD river-sea vessel for Moscow River Shipping Company. Vessel's keel was laid down at Astrakhan Lotos Shipyard. PV300VD concept is designed as "floating hotel" with full-range balconies / terraces, fore both-sides view saloon, the double-part sun deck (on a deck-house roof with wind deflector and on the tent deck with movable weather-tight closing, with pool and bar). The total area of cabins makes 16-43 m² each, including balcony / French balcony (cabins are double, as a rule). There are restaurant with total places equivalent to passengers' number, conference rooms, bars, children's room, beauty salon, souvenir shop, fitness salon; solarium the open sun deck. Lifts connected all decks, communications and toilets, enlarged passageways and absence of obstacles for wheelchairs are foreseen for physically challenged people. PV300VD concept will be operated at river lines, and also in Caspian Sea: Great Silk Way, ancient Derbent, Baku, Aktau, Turkmenbashi, Astrakhan, Enzeli, sand beaches, medicinal water and therapeutic mud, and also fishery and hunter bases. Such places create favourable opportunities for tourists' involvement;
 
6 multifunctional arctic salvage tugboats with Arc 5 Arctic ice class of MPSV12 project, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessel of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class and salvage-rescue catamaran of SDS18 project;
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat is shallow-draught (working diapason is of 3.2-4.5 m) vessel with Arctic ice Arc 5 class, with inclined stem, with double-tier long forecastle, with ER located in middle, with diesel power system, with 2 controllable-pitch propellers, with 2 bow thrusters and single aft one. Vessels of the series are planning to be operated in areas with restricted draughts including Caspian Sea and areas of Makhachkala port, Volga-Caspian canal, Olya port, Astrakhan port. Vessel's deadweight is unprecedented for vessels with similar class, functions and purpose (1820 tons / 320 tons at draughts 4,50 m / 3,20 m at 30 days fuel, water and provision autonomy);
 
River cruise passenger vessel with capacity of 342 passengers of PV300 project;
 
High-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel of PV09 project, and also many other vessels including modern sea and river-sea dry-cargo vessels and oil tankers "Alexander Shemagin" type (RST25 project), "VF Tanker" (RST27 project including RST27M modernized version with enforced Caspian function), "Neva-Leader", "Svyatoj Knyaz Vladimir", "Gloster", "Edinuy", "Azov five thousand" and row of other innovative vessels.
 
Development of vessel-museum project for Baku port (HS01 project) based on "three-island" tanker of 566 project of "Inzhener A. Pustoshkin" type is in progress.
 
Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau (joint venture of CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" and Marine Engineering Bureau) starts to develop in-build documentation of line-up of support vessels (300 kW supply craft-tug of WSB01 project, diving craft boat for work at depths up to 60 m of WSB02 project, 200 kW tugboat of WSB03 project, 100 kW small tugboat of WSB04 project). Building of these vessels is supposed to be carried out at Zykhskiy yard which belongs to CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping".

 
11.04.17 07:55
Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau invites to visit its stand at the 16th International Exhibition "Transport, Transit and Logistics" in Baku



We invite you to visit our joint Marine Engineering Bureau and Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau stand at the 16th Caspian International Exhibition "Transport, Transit and Logistics" (stand scheme location) in Baku Expo Center (Baku) in the period from 26 till 28 of April, 2017.
 
307 river, sea and river-sea vessels were built due to 89 projects designed by Marine Engineering Bureau up to middle of April 2017 (since 2000). Moreover, 15 vessels were under finished building stage after launching and 21 vessels were on building berths of shipyards.
 
On December 5, 2016 in Baku in solemn atmosphere it was declared about creation of joint venture Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau. Creation documents of new design organization were signed from "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" CJSC by Chairman Rauf Valiyev and from Marine Engineering Bureau by General Director, Professor, Doctor of Technical Science Gennadiy Egorov.
 
New MEB vessels which were put into operation include, as follows:
 
• 115 river, river-sea and restricted sailing area dry-cargo vessels of such types as "Neva-Leader", "Geroi Stalingrada", "Heydar Aliev", "Mirzaga Khalilov", "Caspian Express", "Azov Max", "Karelia", "Chelsea", "Khazar", "Nadezhda", "Tanais", "Sviatoj Georgiy", "Ommax", "Ptich", "Port Olya", "Leda", etc;
• 103 product tankers, chemical/oil tankers and bunkering tankers of such types as "VF Tanker", "Alexander Shemagin", "Armada", "New Armada", "Aston", "Paloil", "Roschem", "Kazan", "Ecomariner", "Rassvet" etc;
• 21 ocean going dry-cargo vessels of such types as "EMI Proud", "Amethyst", "Sparta", "Saxona", "Scala", "Eren-C", "Kaya Pioneer";
• 10 multifunctional salvage vessels: multifunctional ocean 7 MW salvage vessels/icebreakers of "Beringov Proliv" type with Icebreaker 6 class, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessels of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class, multifunctional sea diving vessels of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type;
• 9 shallow-draught icebreaking tugs of "Portoviy" type, transport supply tugs for Caspian Sea of "Phoenix" type, firefighting tug "Penay", ship-handling tug "Bulbash";
• 8 train ferries of such types as "Petrovsk", "Skif", "Avangard", "Baltiysk", "Slavyanin" and "Ulfat";
• 7 combined bunker-tankers of "Balt Flot" type;
• 7 bulk carriers of such types as "Grumant", "OBAHAN-C", "BEHCET-C";
• 6 vessels: ro-ro supply vessels for Kamchatka of "Sosnovka" type and sea dry cargo platform vessels of "Andrey Artemenko" type;
• 4 livestock carriers;
• 3 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Dmitriy Sirotkin" and "Ladozhskiy" types;
• 2 river ecologic vessels of "Ecolog-1" type;
• 2 non-propelled scows with self-opening hull of "KSH-1" type;
• LPG gas carrier of "Bulmarket" type;
• river passenger cruise vessel of "Alexander Grin" type;
• car-passenger ferry of "Nikolay Aksenenko" type;
• short sea cruise vessel for Russian Black Sea coast of "Imperia" type; pleasure banquet vessel of "Sochi" type; coastal navigation running boats "Neva", "Bars" and "Caucasus" for VIP passengers;
• heliport pontoon / berth of "Victoria Regia" type;
• double-sections berth of "PRP-4" type.
 
The series of 5500 t DWT dry-cargo vessels of 005RSD03 project of "Karelia" type should be specially noted. The series has well proved at work in Caspian Sea due to 5000 tons loading capacity at Caspian draughts with capacity of three cargo holds of 7840 m³ while scantling length is of 102.2 m (it means considerably smaller port expenses, building cost and operation expenses comparatively to analogue vessels). Onega shipyard is the builder of this series. At this moment 10 of 12 vessels of the series are operating in Caspian Sea. Therewith MEB dry-cargo vessels of 003RSD04, 003RSD04/ALB02, 003RSD04/ALB03 projects of "Caspian Express" type, 7150 t DWT RSD49 project of "Neva-Leader" type and perspective 7500 t DWT RSD59 project (5 vessels in order) with big hold for transportation of oversized cargoes are of interest in Caspian region.
 
Shallow-draught supply tugs specially designed for Northern Caspian conditions of TG05 project of "Phoenix" type (3 tugs), multifunctional sea diving vessel of SDS08 project of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type, bunkering tanker of RST09 project of "Aston Trader" type and many other MEB vessels including re-equipped and modernized vessels (f.e. PV18 project floating boardinghouse) continue to be successfully operated in Caspian Sea.
 
This moment MEB vessels are under building:
 
• unique train-car-passenger ferry for Caspian sea of CNF18C project;
On March 16, 2017 Baku Shipyard started building of lead train-car-passenger ferry for Caspian sea of CNF18C project. "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" CJSC is the Customer. New open type CNF18C is assigned for transportation of 56 railway wagons with 1520 mm track breadth and motor trucks (50 car trains), including ones with dangerous goods and passengers (estimation of 2 passengers for each car train). Ferryboat's construction foresees aft cargo handling scheme and is equipped with side ramp for loading/unloading vehicles from/to usual berth. CNF18C vessel is able for dangerous cargo transportation on the open upper deck in accordance with International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and national Maritime Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulation (MOPOG Rules). For ensuring effective functioning of the Great Silk Way it is necessary to overcome two seas: Caspian Sea and Black Sea. Respectively, two types of ferry will be required: car-passenger ones and train-car-passenger ones of CNF18C project for Caspian Sea (lines Baku - Aktau, Baku - Turkmenbashi, Makhachkala - Aktau, Makhachkala - Turkmenbashi) and for Black Sea;
 
• 310-places cruise passenger river-sea vessel of PV300VD project assigned also for Caspian cruises;
On August 15, 2016 a solemn keel laying ceremony took place for 310-places cruise passenger PV300VD river-sea vessel for Moscow River Shipping Company. Vessel's keel was laid down at Astrakhan Lotos Shipyard. PV300VD concept is designed as "floating hotel" with full-range balconies / terraces, fore both-sides view saloon, the double-part sun deck (on a deck-house roof with wind deflector and on the tent deck with movable weather-tight closing, with pool and bar). The total area of cabins makes 16-43 m² each, including balcony / French balcony (cabins are double, as a rule). There are restaurant with total places equivalent to passengers' number, conference rooms, bars, children's room, beauty salon, souvenir shop, fitness salon; solarium the open sun deck. Lifts connected all decks, communications and toilets, enlarged passageways and absence of obstacles for wheelchairs are foreseen for physically challenged people. PV300VD concept will be operated at river lines, and also in Caspian Sea: Great Silk Way, ancient Derbent, Baku, Aktau, Turkmenbashi, Astrakhan, Enzeli, sand beaches, medicinal water and therapeutic mud, and also fishery and hunter bases. Such places create favourable opportunities for tourists' involvement;
 
• 6 multifunctional arctic salvage tugboats with Arc 5 Arctic ice class of MPSV12 project, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessel of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class and salvage-rescue catamaran of SDS18 project;
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat is shallow-draught (working diapason is of 3.2-4.5 m) vessel with Arctic ice Arc 5 class, with inclined stem, with double-tier long forecastle, with ER located in middle, with diesel power system, with 2 controllable-pitch propellers, with 2 bow thrusters and single aft one. Vessels of the series are planning to be operated in areas with restricted draughts including Caspian Sea and areas of Makhachkala port, Volga-Caspian canal, Olya port, Astrakhan port. Vessel's deadweight is unprecedented for vessels with similar class, functions and purpose (1820 tons / 320 tons at draughts 4,50 m / 3,20 m at 30 days fuel, water and provision autonomy);

 
• 3 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Victor Kuskov" type for ROSMORPORT of BLV04 project;
 
• river cruise passenger vessel with capacity of 342 passengers of PV300 project;
 
• high-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel "Shtandart" of PV09 project, and also many other vessels including modern sea and river-sea dry-cargo vessels and oil tankers of "Alexander Shemagin" type (RST25 project), "VF Tanker" (RST27 project including RST27M modernized version with enforced Caspian function), "Neva-Leader", "Svyatoj Knyaz Vladimir", "Gloster", "Edinuy", "Azov five thousand" and row of other innovative vessels.
 
Development of vessel-museum project for Baku port (HS01 project) based on "three-island" tanker of 566 project of "Inzhener A. Pustoshkin" type is on final stage.

 
06.01.17 09:33
Multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj started survey of damaged tanker "Arax"

According to the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation, on 5th of January 2017 multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj. started survey of damaged tanker "Arax" for preparation of refloating process. Area weather forecast: East wind 8 m/s, fall of the waves 1.0-1.5 m. Disabled vessel is grounded in 100 m away from the coastline, in the area of cape Peschany of Karakiya district of Mangistau region, Republic of Kazakhstan.
 
Multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj. was sent from Astrakhan on 2nd of January 2017 by Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of Russian Federation to carry out the rescue operation by the request of MFA of Kazakhstan.
 
Tanker "Arax" presents an ecological threat to Caspian Sea. Over 550 tons of oil products, oil wastes, bilge water and contaminated soil are onboard of the vessel. In case of hull damage, there is a real threat of damaging marine environment.
 
"Arax" grounded on 11th of November 2016. No distress signal was made by the vessel. On 18th of November 2016 the damaged vessels was observed by representatives of the Coast Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan, they found out that on the next day after the accident, captain and crew members left the vessel. A mechanic was found onboard of "Arax", who refused to receive help after vessel inspection. According to the mechanic, the vessel's anchor was hauled and it was carried ashore.
 
Due to visual inspection of the hull, no damage was found. At the vessel's stop area no oil spills were found.
 
SDS08 MDV "Uglich" was built at Yaroslavl Shipyard in 2011 due to order of FSUE "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
 
SDS08 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
SDS08 marine diving vessel has Ice 2 class, inclined stem and transom aft end, long forecastle, deckhouse located fore. Vessel also has engine room located aft, diesel main engines, two controllable-pitch propellers and bow thruster. Her principal dimensions are as follows:
 
Length overall is 38.35 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 36.35 m;
Breadth overall is about 7.92 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 7.70 m;
Design draught is 2.35 m;
Full speed is 12 kn;
Economical speed is 8 kn;
Main engines capacity is 2 x 442 kW;
Autonomy is 5 days.
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class is KM Ice 2 R2 AUT3-C OMBO SDS>100.
 
Project considerably differs from existing similar vessels:
 
1. Diving equipment, mounted on vessel, allows carrying out diving and underwater works on depth till 100 m. There are no analogues of such equipment at existing vessels that are operated by State Maritime Salvage Department of RF.
 
2. Vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels and floating objects using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles.
 
3. Vessel is equipped by tug winch that allows carrying out tugging functions.
 
4. Vessel will provide oil spill response functions if boom and skimmer are placed onboard.
 
5. Vessel's characteristics and special equipment provide carrying out of diving salvage operations during sea state up to 3, and vessel can sail to the salvage place while waves' height is 7 m.
 
6. Two main high-speed engines with capacity of 442 kW each provide required vessel's running qualities, work to the variable-pitch propellers. Bow thruster with capacity of 120 kW is mounted for vessel's keeping at place of operational works.
 
7. Up-to-date remote-controlled underwater apparatus allow inspection of a sea-bottom, underwater part of ships' hull and rudder propellers of vessels, underwater part of waterside structures on depth till 100 m.
 
8. Equipment for underwater welding on depth till 25 m and underwater cutting on depth till 100 m is used for salvage operations, repair of underwater part of vessels, repair of hydraulic structures, carrying out of rescue operations. In addition, cargo lifting equipment allows lifting objects of weight till 2.0 t from depth till 100 m.
 
9. Vessel carries out water pumping from wrecking vessel's compartments and also pontoon air blow during participation in re-floating.
 
Diving equipment consists of:
 
• pressure chamber for 4 divers;
• diving half-cone with control board;
• diving equipment with SUPERLITE helmet and DESCO ventilate helmet;
• diving equipment of universal "dry" type;
• divers' water-heater facilities;
• communication facilities;
• underwater illumination facilities;
• underwater television;
• underwater welding/cutting;
• hydraulic tools;
• pumping facilities;
• soil man facilities;
• remote-controlled underwater apparatus;
• diving ladder.
 
Thereby, unique combination of equipment mounted on vessel, and also high-powered power plant allows carrying out almost any specialized works related to diving-technical works on depth till 100 m. In addition vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles with capacity of 180 cub.m. per hour and carry out tug functions (ground-mooring-tug winch with force of 7 tons is mounted aft), pump water out from compartment of wrecking vessel, participate into oil spill operations. Such combination of functions is unique for vessel with length of 38 m only.
 
Keel of the lead SDS08 vessel "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" (building No. is 201) was laid down on 28.08.2009. Vessel was launched on 12.08.2010. She was accepted for operation on 25.10.2010.
Keel of the second vessel "Rostov Velikiy" (building No. is 202) was laid down on 09.03.2010. She was launched on 21.04.2011 and accepted for operation on 30.05.2011.
Keel of the third vessel "Uglich" (building No. is 203) was laid down on 16.03.2010. She was launched on 24.05.2011 and accepted for operation on 07.08.2011.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Rybinsk" (building No. is 204) was laid down on 09.08.2011. She was launched on 19.06.2012 and accepted for operation on 15.08.2012.

 
03.01.17 14:09
Multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj departed for the rescue operation of vessel "Arax" which grounded at Caspian sea



According to the information-analytics agency "Portnews", on the 2nd of January of 2016 multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj. departed from the port of Astrakhan to rescue grounded Kazakhstan vessel "Arax" at Caspian sea. The vessel has divers and special equipment onboard. "Uglich" is being escorted to its destination by "Kapitan Bukaev" ice-breaker.
 
SDS08 MDV "Uglich" was built at Yaroslavl Shipyard in 2011 due to order of FSUE "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
 
SDS08 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
SDS08 marine diving vessel has Ice 2 class, inclined stem and transom aft end, long forecastle, deckhouse located fore. Vessel also has engine room located aft, diesel main engines, two controllable-pitch propellers and bow thruster. Her principal dimensions are as follows:
 
Length overall is 38.35 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 36.35 m;
Breadth overall is about 7.92 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 7.70 m;
Design draught is 2.35 m;
Full speed is 12 kn;
Economical speed is 8 kn;
Main engines capacity is 2 x 442 kW;
Autonomy is 5 days.
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class is KM Ice 2 R2 AUT3-C OMBO SDS>100.
 
Project considerably differs from existing similar vessels:
 
1. Diving equipment, mounted on vessel, allows carrying out diving and underwater works on depth till 100 m. There are no analogues of such equipment at existing vessels that are operated by State Maritime Salvage Department of RF.
 
2. Vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels and floating objects using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles.
 
3. Vessel is equipped by tug winch that allows carrying out tugging functions.
 
4. Vessel will provide oil spill response functions if boom and skimmer are placed onboard.
 
5. Vessel's characteristics and special equipment provide carrying out of diving salvage operations during sea state up to 3, and vessel can sail to the salvage place while waves' height is 7 m.
 
6. Two main high-speed engines with capacity of 442 kW each provide required vessel's running qualities, work to the variable-pitch propellers. Bow thruster with capacity of 120 kW is mounted for vessel's keeping at place of operational works.
 
7. Up-to-date remote-controlled underwater apparatus allow inspection of a sea-bottom, underwater part of ships' hull and rudder propellers of vessels, underwater part of waterside structures on depth till 100 m.
 
8. Equipment for underwater welding on depth till 25 m and underwater cutting on depth till 100 m is used for salvage operations, repair of underwater part of vessels, repair of hydraulic structures, carrying out of rescue operations. In addition, cargo lifting equipment allows lifting objects of weight till 2.0 t from depth till 100 m.
 
9. Vessel carries out water pumping from wrecking vessel's compartments and also pontoon air blow during participation in re-floating.
 
Diving equipment consists of:
 
• pressure chamber for 4 divers;
• diving half-cone with control board;
• diving equipment with SUPERLITE helmet and DESCO ventilate helmet;
• diving equipment of universal "dry" type;
• divers' water-heater facilities;
• communication facilities;
• underwater illumination facilities;
• underwater television;
• underwater welding/cutting;
• hydraulic tools;
• pumping facilities;
• soil man facilities;
• remote-controlled underwater apparatus;
• diving ladder.
 
Thereby, unique combination of equipment mounted on vessel, and also high-powered power plant allows carrying out almost any specialized works related to diving-technical works on depth till 100 m. In addition vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles with capacity of 180 cub.m. per hour and carry out tug functions (ground-mooring-tug winch with force of 7 tons is mounted aft), pump water out from compartment of wrecking vessel, participate into oil spill operations. Such combination of functions is unique for vessel with length of 38 m only.
 
Keel of the lead SDS08 vessel "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" (building No. is 201) was laid down on 28.08.2009. Vessel was launched on 12.08.2010. She was accepted for operation on 25.10.2010.
Keel of the second vessel "Rostov Velikiy" (building No. is 202) was laid down on 09.03.2010. She was launched on 21.04.2011 and accepted for operation on 30.05.2011.
Keel of the third vessel "Uglich" (building No. is 203) was laid down on 16.03.2010. She was launched on 24.05.2011 and accepted for operation on 07.08.2011.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Rybinsk" (building No. is 204) was laid down on 09.08.2011. She was launched on 19.06.2012 and accepted for operation on 15.08.2012.

 
03.01.17 12:49
MPSV "Spasatel Demidov" of MPSV07 prj. takes part in search and rescue operation at the TU-154 crash site



According to the Marine Salvage Service of Rosmorrechflot, multipurpose salvage vessel (MPSV) 4 MW MPSV07 prj. "Spasatel Demidov" takes part in search and rescue operation at Black Sea at the TU-154 airplane crash area from 07:00 27th December 2016.
 
MPSV "Spasatel Demidov" carries out observations of sea ground at the depths more than 100 m at appointed search area of Adler traverse in the direction of expected flight path of crashed plane, outside the area of founded earlier aircraft wreckage.
 
"Spasatel Demidov" carries out movement in dynamic position mode and performs hydroacoustic survey of sea bottom with the help of side-scanning sonar Edgh Tech 4200 and global positioning system.
 
The survey is being held at the depths from 30 to 650 m.
 
"Spasatel Demidov" 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 FBE SMPCSA.
 
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. 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.