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29.08.07 15:12
The dry-cargo ship of "CHELSEA-1" prj. RSD11 type was launched

On August, 1, 2007 Kherson shipyard and "Concord Shipping" company launched the dry cargo vessel of RSD11 prj. with deadweight of 6000 tons.
Vessel's name is "CHELSEA-1".
"Black Sea shipping management" company (Anatoliy Chaban is a president of the company) is the customer.
Project RSD11 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 going vessels using elements of maintained vessels". This document was issued by Russian River Register (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).
Vessel's 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.
RSD11 prj. vessel belongs to so-called "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification, the principal particulars of which (overall length is of 137.52 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 5070 tons for Volga-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 M-SP 3.5 with the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping conventional documents.
The vessel is optimized for work with draughts of 3.2-4.0 m. The maximum deadweight of RSD11 prj. with draught of 3.954 m is of 6008 tons, with river draught of 3.60 m deadweight is of 5070 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 of "piggy-back" type.
Total ballast tanks capacity is about 3227 m³.
Two main engines (medium speed) with capacity of 853 kW each provide cruising speed of 10.5 kn.
Variable-pitch propeller is equipped with nozzle.
Vessel's "CHELSEA-1" keel was laid down on 25.12.04. She was launched on 01.08.07.