Second trail ferry of CNF03 project was launched
On May, 3, 2007 CNF03.01 prj. train ferry of "Skyph-2" type was launched at Kherson shipyard (Vasiliy Fedin is a general director, Igor Chistyakov is a project manger) for the "Rezerv capital corporation" company (Khokim Matchanov is a president).
Vessel "Feruz" is assigned for transportation on ferry lines from the port Caucasus (Russian Federation) – to the port of Samsoon (Turkey) and to the port of Poty (Georgia).
Project CNF03.01 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
Vessel is designed and built for Russian River Register (RRR) class of M-SP 3.5 (Nikolay Efremov is a general director of Russian River Register).
Vessel is assigned for transportation of railway wagons and vehicles, ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes and large-sized cargoes.
Vessel's overall length is of 150.32 m, length between perpendiculars is of 140.31 m, overall breadth is of 22.0 m, moulded breadth is of 21.0 m, depth is of 7.15 m. The vessel's sizes are the hugest for the vessels built for the Russian River Register class.
Vessel's deadweight is about 6500 tons with cargo waterline draught of 3.80 m that allows to make transportation from shallow water of Caucasus port (Russian Federation) to the port of Samsoon (Turkey) and to the port of Poty (Georgia) to provide cargo transportation on line Russia - Turkey, Russia - Armenia.
The deckhouse and engine-room are located fore, propulsion motors are located aft.
Tank cars capacity is of 50 units (length between coupling gauges of 12020 mm).
Freight car capacity is of 38 units (length between coupling gauges of 14730 mm).
Passenger car capacity is of 22 units (length between coupling gauges of 24540 mm).
Supersize automobiles capacity is of 64 units.
TEU capacity is 106 units in one level (depending on containers weight total TEU amount can reach 318 units).
In combination with small draft CNF03.01 prj. ferry has no analogues in the world by quantity of wagons taken aboard.
There are Russian and European standard railway lines on the ferry. This is a top feature of the ferry "SMAT".
Loading-unloading is of one-level type that essentially reduces the price of coast terminals and provides loading-unloading of train with 50 wagons during 1.0 - 1.5 hours.
The cargo deck is designed for transportation of 50 wagons with weight up to 97 tons each, permissible load per vehicles' axle is of 12 tons.
Cargo deck sizes (length is of 122.7 m, breadth is of 21.0 m) allow to transport so-called "project" cargoes which are impossible to place on usual vessels. Presence of fore located deckhouse practically does not restrict height of large-sized cargoes.
The vessel is of double-screw type. Cruising speed is of 10.0 kn. Vessel has two thrusters.
Autonomy is of 15 day. Crew consists of 16 persons (23 places).
Vessel's keel was laid down on 14.10.05. She was launched on 03.05.07.
It is supposed that she'll be put into operation in July of this year.
The lead ship in the series is ferry "SMAT". The vessel's running test was held on March, 26-27, 2007. Ferry "SMAT" speed was 10 kn with 75% usage of two diesel-generators capacity during test. Good manoeuvrability in the constrained conditions is ensured by two thrusters. Vessel could make full turn without side shifting.
Successful linking and cars' rolling-on in the port of Poty confirmed CNF03.01 prj. decisions and test results.