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25.12.07 10:09
Dry-cargo vessel "Chelsea - 6" with deadweight of 6040 tons (project 005RSD06.01) completed running test

On December, 23, 2007 dry-cargo vessel "Chelsea-6" of 005RSD06.01 prj. (building number is of 08363) successfully completed running test.
This vessel is the fourth one that was built by Kherson shipyard and "Concord" firm for "Black Sea shipping management" company (Anatoliy Chaban is a president of the company).
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 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.
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 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 5100 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 3.2-3.95 m. The maximum deadweight of 005RSD06.01 prj. with draught of 3.95 m is of 6040 tons, with river draught of 3.60 m deadweight is of 5100 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 9780 m³ that allows to transport cargoes with the big stowage factor volume without any loss of cargo capacity.
Total ballast tanks capacity is of 3227 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 "CHELSEA-4" keel was laid down on 22.12.04. She was launched on 27.07.07. Vessel is going to be put into operation in at the beginning of January, 2008.
It is supposed to build eight vessels in the series.