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19.12.17 22:20
RST27 tanker "Ganja" of 7022 t deadweight became the 13th vessel of ACSC that works outside the Caspian Sea

As for information from press-service of Azerbaijan Marine Shipping Company (ACSC), on 19.12.2017 RST27 tanker "Ganja" of 7022/5420 t marine/river deadweight, carried out the first cargo loading in the Tuapse port.
RST27 tanker "Ganja" became the 13th vessel of ACSC that works outside the Caspian Sea. 11 vessels are of dry cargo type, 2 ones are tankers.
Commercial operation and technical maintenance of ACSC tankers in Azov, Back and Mediterranean Seas is effected by ACSC daughter enterprise Casptankers Company at Turkey.
ACSC activity at the foreign seas was renewed in 2014 after long interrupt due to order of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. The renew process started after buying 005RSD03 cry cargo vessels "Uzeir Gadzhibeili " and "Natavan"; they were the first vessels of the series in the ACSC.
Activity of yhese 13 vessels outside the Caspian Sea has a great importance for providing alternative sources for earning of foreign currency and for development of ACSC in whole.
AS it was told earlier, on 18.11.2016 solemn ceremony with participating of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev took place for accepting for operation of RST27 tanker "Ganja" owned by Azerbaijan Caspian Marine Shipping Company.
The vessel is named in honour of the third due to area and population city of Azerbaijan. City of Ganja is a homeland of the great Nizami and a monument of the ancient culture, which played a big role in socioeconomic, political and cultural life of the country.
On 20.06.2017 Solemn ceremony with participating of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev took place for accepting for operation of RST27 tanker "Ganja" owned by Azerbaijan Caspian Marine Shipping Company.
Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard at Nizhniy Novgorod (Nikolay Zharkov is a general director) is a builder.
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 months.
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.
Thus the contract deadweight of 6980/5378 is increased for 42 t, contract speed is increased 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 (ESP).
As other river-sea going MEB tankers, RST27 vessels use full-turn rudder propellers as single movement and maneuver 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 (s.g. till 1.015) including gasoline, without flash point restrictions. Keeping of cargo's 50°C temperature is provided.
Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 8100 cub. m, deadweight is about 7022 tons with sea draught of 4.20 m. Deadweight is about 5420 tons with river draught of 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 11.0 knots.
Cargo system provides simultaneously transportation of 2 cargoes. Cargo pumps capacity is 6 x 200 cub. m/hour. Two auxiliary steam boilers (capacity 2.5 t/hour 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 (marine/river).
Keel of the RST27 lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) "VF Tanker-1" (building No. is of 02001) was laid down on 30.08.11. She was launched on 17.02.12 and put into operation on 05.05.12.
Keel of the second vessel "VF Tanker-2" (building No. is of 02002) was laid down on 15.11.11. She was launched on 14.04.12 and put into operation on 23.05.12.
Keel of the third vessel "VF Tanker-3" (building No. is of 02003) was laid down on 03.10.11. She was launched on 17.03.12 and put into operation on 17.05.12.
Keel of the fourth vessel "VF Tanker-4" (building No. is of 02004) was laid down on 20.12.11. She was launched on 18.05.12 and put into operation on 09.06.12.
Keel of the fifth vessel "VF Tanker-5" (building No. is of 02005) was laid down on 15.12.11. She was launched on 15.06.12 and put into operation on 10.07.12.
Keel of the sixth vessel "VF Tanker-6" (building No. is of 02006) was laid down on 28.02.12. She was launched on 12.07.12 and put into operation on 20.08.12.
Keel of the seventh vessel "VF Tanker-7" (building No. is of 02007) was laid down on 30.03.12 She was launched on 16.08.12 and put into operation on 17.09.12.
Keel of the eighth vessel "VF Tanker-8" (building No. is of 02008) was laid down on 30.04.12. She was launched on 28.09.12 and put into operation on 12.10.12.
Keel of the ninth vessel "VF Tanker-9" (building No. is of 02009) was laid down on 08.06.12. She was launched on 19.10.12 and put into operation on 29.10.12.
Keel of the tenth vessel "Constructor Zhivotovskiy" (building No. is of 02010) was laid down on 31.07.12. She was launched on 23.04.13 and put into operation on 15.03.13.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "Valentin Gruzdev" (building No. is of 02011) was laid down on 27.09.12. She was launched on 17.05.13 and put into operation on 28.03.14.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "Dmitry Pokrovskiy" (building No. is of 02012) was laid down on 31.10.12. She was launched on 28.05.13 and put into operation on 28.03.14.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Lady Leila" (building No. is of 02013) was laid down on 02.14.13. She was launched on 08.05.14 and put into operation on 24.06.14.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel "Lady Sevda" (building No. is of 02014) was laid down on 15.14.13. She was launched on 12.09.14 and put into operation on 30.09.14.
Keel of the fifteenth vessel "Synergy 1" (building No. is of 02015) was laid down on 09.06.14. She was launched on 17.04.15 and put into operation on 02.06.15.
Keel of the sixteenth vessel "Synergy 2" (building No. is of 02016) was laid down on 23.06.14. She was launched on 08.05.15 and put into operation on 13.06.15.
Keel of the seventeenth vessel "Victoria" (building No. is of 02017) was laid down on 25.12.14. She was launched on 10.09.15 and put into operation on 30.09.15.
Keel of the eighteenth vessel "Balt-Flot 11" (building No. is of 02018) was laid down on 25.09.15. She was launched on 25.03.16 and put into operation on 11.05.16.
Keel of the nineteenth vessel "Balt-Flot 12" (building No. is of 02019) was laid down on 20.11.15. She was launched on 11.05.16 and put into operation on 07.07.16.
Keel of the twentieth vessel "Pioneer" (building No. is of 02020) was laid down on 23.12.15. She was launched on 19.08.16 and put into operation on 19.10.16.
Keel of the twenty-first vessel (building No. is of 02021) was laid down on 15.04.16. She was launched on 17.02.17 and put into operation on 20.06.17.
Keel of the twenty-second vessel (building No. is of 02023) was laid down on 31.05.16. She was launched on 24.03.17 and put into operation on 10.07.17.
Keel of the twenty-third vessel (building No. is of 02024) was laid down on 28.07.16 and put into operation on 24.07.17.