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06.06.17 13:44
Shipping company "BF Tanker" accepted for operation RST27 oil/chemical tanker of Volgo-Don Mac class "Balt-Flot 14" built at Navashino

On 06.06.2017 Shipping company "BF Tanker" (Dmitriy Olerskiy is a general director) accepted for operation RST27 oil/chemical tanker of Volgo-Don Mac class "Balt-Flot 14" (building No. 02713) with marine/river deadweight 7030/5248 t. The vessel was constructed at the Navashino "Oka" Shipyard (Vladimir Kulikov is a general director); shipyard is included into JSE "Joint Shipbuilding Corporation".
 
Project RST27 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Britain Royal Institution of Naval Architects included RST27 in the list of the best vessels of the year (Significant Ships of 2012 and Significant Ships of 2013).
 
Series of RST27 tankers with an increased block coefficient is the biggest in newest history (since 1991) of national shipbuilding; during period from 2012, 35 vessels has been built and accepted into operation. Another 5 ones were launched and will be put into operation in the nearest future.
 
RST27 vessels have the record block coefficient 0.93; the head vessel showed speed of 11.7 kn during trials at running line with main engines power of 2100 kW (87.5% of full output) and fore/aft draughts 3.2/3.3 m.
 
Contract deadweight of 6980/5378 t was increased for 42 t; contract speed was increased for more than 1 kn.
 
New project tanker has increased river function comparing with other MEB projects. River deadweight of RST27 vessels is increased for 732 t comparing to Armadas, while:
 
• increased hull's strength (vessel is of R2 sailing region, or II region due to old RS classification);
• practically keeping the same fuel consumption;
• keeping increase capacity of cargo tanks.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker/Chemical tanker type 2 (ESP).
 
As other river-sea going MEB tankers, RST27 vessels use full-circle rudder propellers as single movement and manoeuvre unit. They have increased trunk and use submersible cargo pumps. They have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and no framing in cargo tanks.
 
RST27 vessels satisfy dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Way. Overall RST27 vessel length is of 140.85 m, breadth is of 16.6 m, depth is of 6.0 m. They belong to "Volgo-Don Max" class.
 
Special requirements of the Russian and world petroleum companies, additional ecological RS limitations of "ECO PROJECT" (ECO-S) class were taken into consideration during designing.
 
RST27 vessels are assigned for transportation of crude oil and oil products, without flash point restrictions, also vegetable oils.
 
Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 8100 cub. m, deadweight is about 7022 t at marine draught 4.20 m. Deadweight is record 5400 t at river draught 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 11.0 kn.
 
Cargo system provides simultaneously transportation of 2 cargoes. Cargo pumps capacity is 6 x 200 cub. m/h. Two auxiliary steam boilers (capacity 2.5 t/h each) are installed onboard.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity IFO380. There is 230 kW bow thruster.
 
Electrical plant consists of three 292 kW diesel-generators and emergency-staying 136 kW diesel-generator.
 
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places + pilot).
 
Autonomy is of 20/12 days (sea/river).
 
Keel of the RST27 lead vessel (at Oka Shipyard) "VF Tanker-11" (building No. is of 02701) was laid down on 20.10.11. She was launched on 27.04.12 and put into operation on 17.07.12.
Keel of the second vessel "VF Tanker-12" (building No. is of 02702) was laid down on 27.10.11. She was launched on 01.06.12 and put into operation on 17.08.12.
Keel of the third vessel "VF Tanker-13" (building No. is of 02703) was laid down on 27.12.11. She was launched on 28.07.12 and put into operation on 25.09.12.
Keel of the fourth vessel "VF Tanker-14" (building No. is of 02704) was laid down on 20.01.12. She was launched on 23.08.12 and put into operation on 02.11.12.
Keel of the fifth vessel "VF Tanker-15" (building No. is of 02705) was laid down on 20.03.12. She was launched on 04.10.12 and put into operation on 04.12.12.
Keel of the sixth vessel "VF Tanker-16" (building No. is of 02706) was laid down on 23.05.12. She was launched on 22.11.12 and put into operation on 29.04.13.
Keel of the seventh vessel "VF Tanker-17" (building No. is of 02707) was laid down on 20.06.12. She was launched on 08.02.13 and put into operation on 29.04.13.
Keel of the eighth vessel "VF Tanker-18" (building No. is of 02708) was laid down on 03.09.12. She was launched on 26.03.13 and put into operation on 31.05.13.
Keel of the ninth vessel "VF Tanker-19" (building No. is of 02709) was laid down on 18.10.12. She was launched on 25.04.13 and put into operation on 28.06.13.
Keel of the tenth vessel "VF Tanker-20" (building No. is of 02710) was laid down on 30.11.12. She was launched on 28.05.13 and put into operation on 29.07.13.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "VF Tanker-21" (building No. is of 02711) was laid down on 11.01.13. She was launched on 10.07.13 and put into operation on 02.09.13.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "VF Tanker-22" (building No. is of 02712) was laid down on 11.03.13. She was launched on 15.08.13 and put into operation on 07.10.13.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel (building No. is of 02713) was laid down on 14.12.15. She was launched on 08.06.16.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel (building No. is of 02714) was laid down on 14.12.15. She was launched on 30.03.17.