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24.03.08 11:56
The Volgograd shipyard launched the fourth one of RSD19 prj. multi-purpose dry cargo vessel of "Khazar" type (Volga-Don Max class)

On March, 22, 2008 at Volgograd shipyard (Igor Glushakov is a general director) which is included in group of the companies "Marine and oil-and-gas projects" (MOP), the fourth multi-purpose twin-screw dry-cargo motorship of RSD19 project "Iran Torkaman" (building number is 244) was put to the customer as fourth in a series. Her deadweight is of 7000 tons.
Series' project of "Khazar" type is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
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 Caspian, Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation of the project is of KM LU2 I A1. The project satisfies all the requirements of international conventions which were actual at the laying down of the vessel's keel.
Vessels belong to so-called "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for Volga-Don canal.
RSD19 prj. vessels have higher class for operation in the sea (I limited) and higher standard of hull strength comparing to other vessels of "Volga-Don Max" type which are being built now: prj. 006RSD02 "Nadezhda" type, prj. 006RSD05 "Gejdar Aliev" type, 005RSD06.01 prj. "Chelsi" type.
RSD19 prj. vessel's displacement are the biggest among the dry cargo vessels displacement which satisfies Volga-Don canal dimensions for today.