Cruise vessel PV08 "Alexander Grin" arrived to the South River Terminal at Moscow after the "small circumnavigation"
On 20.05.2016 the cruise passenger vessel PV08 "Alexander Grin" owned by Cruise Company "MosTurFlot" (Group of Companies "Moscow river shipping Company") arrived to the South River Terminal at Moscow. This arrival completed vessel's first "small circumnavigation" through Canal named to Moscow, Volga River, Oka River and Moscow River; the cruise was started on 10.05.2016 at the North River Terminal of the capitol.
Project PV08 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
The vessel visited Kolomna, Konstantinovo, Ryazan, Kasimov, Murom, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Myshkin and Uglich. It is one of the few river circular routes in the world on which passenger vessels with tourists use. Uniqueness of this route is that the vessel revolves and never passes the same place twice. Cruise travelers for the first time were able to see coastal beauty of Oka and the Moscow Rivers from the most modern and comfortable Russian river passenger vessel "Alexander Grin".
Motor ship "Alexander Grin" was built according to the law concerning support of Russian shipbuilding and navigation. Its purpose is to give benefits to market operators, which have been participated in new shipbuilding and have been registered vessels under RF flag. Vessel is registered at the International Russian Registry.
OJSC "Moscow river shipping company" (general director Constantin Anisimov) realized this project according to principally new financing scheme for shipbuilding with involving of leasing company "Goznak - leasing".
Passenger ship of PV08 project "Alexander Grin" has been built during 2011-2012 at Brothers Nobel Shipyard (Rybinsk) that is also included in the Moscow River Shipping Company group of companies. She was put into operation on June 9, 2012.
Vessel is assigned for transporting cruise passengers through waterways of RF European part in basins of "M" class, including Ladoga and Onega lakes and also through river segments with limited dimensions of vessel's navigation pass.
Main purpose of the project is comfortable cruises between Moscow and St. Petersburg with navigation 5 months from middle of the May till middle of October.
Class notation is of M 3.0.
Vessel is triple-deck, triple-screw motor ship with overall length of 90.4 m, breadth of 14.76 m, with three-level superstructure along whole vessel's length (air draft till non-removable parts is of 10.4 m while vessel's draught is of 1.6 m), with ER located aft, with wheelhouse located fore, with double bottom, with inclined stem and transom stern.
56 standard double-place cabins with area of 14.5-18 sq. m and 6 improved "Deluxe" cabins with area of 23-25 sq. m are intended for allocation of 112 passengers.
Passenger accommodation is located onto 3 decks: "Moscow" (main deck), "Volga" (middle deck) and "Neva" (boat deck).
All passenger cabins are equipped with double beds, lavatory and douche, air-conditioner, wardrobe, safe, TV set with satellite and internal vessel's channels, hairdryer, sockets 220V, wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), vessel's radio translation, external and internal telephone connection.
Cabins onto "Neva" and "Volga" decks are with balconies. Balconies are equipped with removable partitions that provide free deck passage along whole vessel at emergency.
There are restaurant with area of 281 sq. m for 150 places located onto "Moskva" deck, salon with bar with area 221 sq. m for 65 places, gym, massage room, hairdresser's and dispensary.
Conditioning, water supply and ventilation satisfies conditions of 4* hotel. Passenger elevator connects all decks of the ship. Large open upper deck with lounges is foreseen for tourists' full relax and rest.
New up-to-date engines and equipment, facilities of radio navigation, control and automation provide safe vessel's operation during any conditions, including voyages at Ladoga and Onega lakes.
Vessel's cruising speed was of 22 km per hour during running test. Three main engines (low-speed diesels) with capacity of 337 kWt each were produced at Russian engineering plant OJSC "Zavod "Volzhskiy dizel im. Maminykh".
Rudder/propeller complex consists of 3 fixed pitch propellers and 3 streamlined rudders with controllable flaps (Bekker type rudders). Bow thruster with capacity of 207 kW is foreseen for increasing of low speed controllability during passing locks and during mooring.
Power plant consists of 3 diesel-generators with capacity of 300 kW each and emergency diesel-generators with capacity of 59 kW.
Crew and maintenance staff (62 persons) is located in single, double and three-place cabins (into vessel's hull) and onto fore parts of main and boat decks.
Lifesaving gear consists of two motor life boats with capacity of 14 persons each and 6 inflatable self-recovering life rafts with capacity of 25 persons each.
Vessel satisfies an increased ecological safety standard. Closed sewage and domestic water systems are foreseen. All sewage and domestic waters are forwarded to collector tanks. There is also sewage water treatment plant with capacity of 90 cub. m per day.