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10.07.07 20:02
The dry-cargo ship of "CHELSEA-5" prj. 005RSD06.01 type with deadweight of 6000 tons was put into operation.

The Kherson shipyard and "Concord" firm have put the third dry-cargo ship of "Chelsea-3" type to "Black Sea shipping management" company (Anatoliy Chaban is a president of the company).
 
Vessel's name is "CHELSEA-5".
 
Project 005RSD06.01 (modified 005RSD06), is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
 
Vessel's building is carried out in accordance with normative document named "Building of internal waterways and river-sea gong vessels using elements of maintained vessels". This document was issued by RRR under direction of Nikolay Efremov, the general director of RRR and doctor of economic sciences.
 
Designing and construction supervision is being carried out by Verkhiy-Volga branch of RRR (Valeriy Lobastov is the head of branch).
 
Russian River Register class notation is of M-SP 3.5, which allows to make international voyages through Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and others Seas. It completely pays off traditional commercial geography of river-sea going vessel's operation, within boundaries of class restrictions.
 
005RSD06.01 prj. vessels belong to so-called "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification, the principal particulars of which (overall length is of 136,52 m, breadth is of 16,5 m) are caused by dimensions of the Volga-Don navigation canal locks. Due to reasonable reduction of vessel's class decrease of metal amount for hull was reached. That allowed to provide record deadweight of 5000 tons for Volgo-Don Canal specific draught of 3,6 m.
 
A series is built by Kherson shipyard (hull) and "Concord Shipping" company (vessel completing) for the Russian River Register class of the M-SP 3.5 with the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping conventional documents.
 
Modified 005RSD06.01 "Chelsea-3" prj. type ship has successfully operated since February, 17, 2006.
 
Initial 005RSD06 prj. "Chelsea-2" vessel has been in operation since February, 21, 2005.
 
The vessel is optimized for work with draughts of 3,2-4,0 m. The maximum deadweight of 005RSD06.01 prj. with draught of 4,00 m is of 6000 tons, with river draught of 3,60 m deadweight is of 4970 tons.
 
The dry cargo ship is assigned for transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1, 1.4S, 2, 2.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5, 5.1, 6.1, 8, 9 classes. The vessel has four holds with total capacity of 9860 m3 that allows to transport cargoes with the big stowage factor volume without any loss of cargo capacity.
 
Hatch covers are "piggy back" type.
 
Ballast tanks capacity is of 3165 m³.
 
Two main engines (medium speed) with capacity of 852 kw each provide cruising speed of 10,5 kn.
 
Variable-pitch propeller is in nozzles.
 
Vessel's keel was laid down on 20.12.04. She was launched on 12.11.05.
 
The Russian River Register issued classification documents on 10.07.07.
 
It is supposed to build eight vessels in total in a series.