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

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