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19.11.07 20:09
Dry-cargo vessel (DW of 7078 t) was put into operation for OJSC "Donrechflot"

Multi-purpose dry-cargo vessel of "Nadezhda" type arrived to Rostov-on-Don on 09.11.07. She was built at shipyard "Okskaya sudoverf", Navashino (Robert Latypov is a general director) which is included in "Volga-Baltic company" (Igor Tonkovidov is a general director). The vessel is equipped with two full-circled rudder-propellers. Vessel's deadweight is of 7078 tons.
"TANAIS" is her name.
006RSD02 prj. vessel belongs to "Volga-Don Max" class and is assigned for group of companies "Azov-Don shipping company" (Mikhail Shvalev is a general director).
Aleksandr Gorbat'ko supervises vessel's building and putting her into operation from customer's side.
Classification project was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB). Working project was made by OJSC "CDO "Vympel" (Nizhniy Novgorod).
006RSD02 prj. vessel is one the biggest Russian dry-cargo vessels that satisfies all the requirements for constant operation through Volga-Don canal.
The vessel is 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.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class of the project is of KM LU2 IISP 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 10870 m³, deadweight is of 7078 tons in the sea, deadweight is of 4680 tons with river draught of 3.60 m. Total container capacity is of 280 TEU, while holds' container capacity is of 210 TEU.
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 23.6x12.7 (hold No. 1), 22.1x12.7 m (hold No. 2), 29.9x12.7 (hold No. 3) and 29.0x12.7 (hold No. 4) with the height of 8.3 m.
Cargo holds are equipped with sectional hatch covers of folding type ("Mak-Gregor" company) with possibility of 100% opening.
Medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1150 kWt each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity up to 730 cSt. 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 maneuverability of the vessel is provided by two stern full-circle rudder propellers with variable-pitch propeller with diameter of 2000 mm in nozzles.
Running test on measuring mile showed exceptional vessel's manoeuvrability, speed was of 11 kn (950 rpm) in ballast condition.
Cruising speed is of 10.5 kn.
Autonomy in the sea is of 15 days, in the river – is of 10 days. Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places).
Designed vessel hull's life term is of 24 years.
The double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 7.5 t/m², and also allows to use a bucket grab with cargo-lifting capacity 16 tons.
Dry-cargo vessel "TANAIS" was launched on 16.09.07.
All the remarks discovered after test will be removed at Tuapse shipyard.
It supposed that vessel will be put into operation in January 2008.