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16.02.08 12:26
Shipping company ALBROS accepted "MEKHANIK KOVALENKO"

On February, 15, 2008 the ninth multi-purpose dry-cargo river-sea going vessel of "Karelia" type with deadweight in the river/sea of 3330/5490 tons with two full-circle rudder propellers was put into operation. Shipping company ALBROS (Raim Alekperov is general director) is the customer.
Accepting was carried out by crew of company ALBROS (Andrey Zhelyazkov is a master) at port of Saint-Petersburg.
Dry cargo vessel project 005RSD03 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
The vessel was built at Onega shipyard (Vladimir Mayzoos is a general director).
"MEKHANIK KOVALENKO" is the second vessel of 005RSD03 project after "NIKOLAY KLINOV" which was bought by "ALBROS".
Project belongs due to MEB internal classification to the vessels which are destined for "Sormov"/"Volga-Balt" type replacement.
Vessel "MEKHANIK KOVALENKO" is assigned for transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, 8'.5 and 9' ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 classes and cargoes of category B of BC Code. The vessel is going to be used on internal waterways of the Russian Federation's European part, including Volga-Don canal and Volga-Baltic way, and also in sea areas according vessel's class, including operation in Baltic, North, Black, Azov, Caspian and Mediterranean Seas.
Vessel's Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) class is of KM LU2 II A3.
Overall length is of 108.3 m, length between perpendiculars is of 102.2 m, breadth is of 16.5 m, depth is of 5.5 m.
Deadweight is of 5490 tons when sea draught is of 4.792 m. Deadweight is of 3330 tons with the draught of 3.60 m in the river.
Capacity of three cargo holds is of 7840 m³.
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 21.45x12.7 m (hold No. 1), 27.3x12.7 (hold No. 2) and 26.55x12.7 m (hold No. 3) with the height of 8.3 m.
Hatch covers are of removable type (with gantry crane of Yuriy Vorob'ev project).
Crew consists of 9 persons (11 places).
Cruising speed is of 11.5 knots. Capacity of main engines is of 2x1020 kw, use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 (masout).
Movement and manoeuvrability of the vessel is provided by two stern full-circle rudder propellers with variable-pitch propeller in nozzles. The drive from main engines to rudder propellers is carried out through mechanical Z-gearing.
Designed vessel hull's life term is of 24 years. The ship steel of category RSD with a yield limit of 235 MPa was accepted for basic hull constructions.
The double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 7.5 t/m² that allows to use a bucket grab with cargo-lifting capacity 16 tons.
Autonomy in sea is of 20 days, in river it is of 15 days.
Vessel's keel was laid down on 10.05.06. She was launched on 28.04.07 and was put into operation on 14.01.08.
It is supposed to build eleven vessels of this project in total.
The tenth vessel has been launched, her putting into operation is foreseen at the nearest time.
The eleventh vessel is being built.
The first voyage of "MEKHANIK KOVALENKO" will be to the port of Hamburg with cargo of metal chips.