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01.11.07 11:15
The eighth 006RSD05 prj. dry-cargo vessel of "Palmali Trader" type - "Dorado Plus" was launched

On October, 27, 2007 the eighth multi-purpose dry-cargo motorship of 006RSD05 project with full-circle rudder propellers was launched at Volgograd shipyard (Igor Glushakov is a general director) which is included in group of the companies "Marine and oil-and-gas projects" (MOP). "Dorado Plus" deadweight is of 6970 tons.
The vessel is of "Volga-Don Max" class. She is intended for "Beaufort Shipping" shipping company (Anatoliy Myandin is a technical director).
First seven vessels of a series are successfully operated by Palmali group for transportation of grain in Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Vessel's project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
006RSD05 prj. vessel is one of the largest Russian dry-cargo vessels which satisfy all the requirements for permanent operation through Volga-Don canal.
These vessels are assigned for transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, 8'.5 and 9' ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1, 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of BC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, White and North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class of the project is of KM LU1 II A1. The project satisfies all the requirements of international conventions which were actual at the laying down of the vessel's keel.
Vessel's overall length is of 139.63 m, overall breadth is of 16.70 m, breadth without taking into account side fenders is of 16.50 m, depth is of 6.00 m.
Summarized capacity of cargo holds is of 11408 m³, total container capacity is of 274 TEU, while holds' container capacity is of 204 TEU. Deadweight in the sea is of 6970 tons, deadweight with the river draught of 3.60 m is of 4580 tons.
All holds are box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without shifting. The cargo holds' sizes are of 29.9x13.2 (hold Nos. 2, 3, 4) and 15.6x13.2 m (hold No. 1) with the height of 8.4 m.
Cargo holds are equipped with sectional hatch covers of folding type with possibility of 100% opening.
Cruising speed is of 10.5 kn, speed is of 11.9 kn in test. Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1120 kWt each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380.
Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
Movement and manoeuvrability is provided by two stern full-circle rudder propellers with variable-pitch propellers (diameter is of 1950 mm) in nozzles.
Sea sailing autonomy is of 15 day, river sailing autonomy is of 10 day. Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places).
Designed vessel hull' life term is of 24 years.
The double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 10 t/m² that allows to use a bucket grab with cargo-lifting capacity of 16 tons.
In 2004 project 006RSD05 was included in "Significant ships" list by RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects) as first vessels of this type with full-circle rudder propellers.
Vessel's keel was laid down on 13.03.07. "Dorado Plus" (building number is of 228) was launched on 27.10.07.