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24.07.04 12:58
Multi-purpose dry-cargo lead vessel of "Rossiyanin" type (005RSD03 prj.) was launched at Onega shipyard

On July, 21, 2004 the Onega shipyard (Petrozavodsk) launched the lead multi-purpose dry-cargo vessel "Rossiyanin" of 005RSD03 prj. with deadweight about 5470 tons . St. Petersburg is the port of registry.
OJSC "Belomor-Onega Shipping Company" (Orimi Concern) is a ship-owner.
Vessel's project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
Vessel's Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation is of KM LU2 IISP A3.
Two full-circle rudder propellers are used as propulsion and manoeuvrability devices.
Vessel is assigned for river-sea and sea transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain, timber and large-sized cargoes, ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes.
Vessel's dimensions are optimized for work through Volga-Balt and Volga-Don canals, ice category is increased up to LU2 for operation in Baltic Sea in winter.
Vessel's length is of 102.2 m. Depth is of 5.50 m. Breadth is of 16.5 m. Deadweight is of 5500 tons with sea draught of 4.79 m. Deadweight is of 3300 tons with sea draught of 3.60 m.
Total cargo holds capacity is of 7833 cub. m. Crew consists of 9 persons.
Keel of lead vessel ("Karelia" is concept's name) was laid down on 14.05.03. Keel of the second vessel in the series "Ukrainets" was laid down on 18.11.03 and it is supposed to launch her in October of this year.