Building of 50-wagons train-ferry for "Anship" company is being continued
Building of train-ferry (CNF09 prj.) is being continued at Kherson shipyard (Vasiliy Phedin is a general director) for "Anship" company (Aleksandr Monin is general director, Sergey Dobryakov is a technical director).
Vessel "Avangard" is assigned for lines the port of Caucasus (Russian Federation) - the port of Poty (Georgia), the port of Caucasus - the port of Varna (Bulgaria).
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" (Guidance P003-2003). This document was issued by Russian River Register (RRR) under direction of Nikolay Efremov, 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).
Project CNF09 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
Vessel is assigned for transportation of railway wagons and vehicles, and also ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1, 2, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes and large-sized cargoes.
Vessel's overall length is of 150.20 m, length between perpendiculars is of 139.94 m, overall breadth is of 22.0 m, moulded breadth is of 21.0 m, depth is of 8.00 m.
Deadweight is about 6258 tons with cargo waterline draught of 4.50 m that allows to make transportation from shallow water of Caucasus port (Russian Federation) to the port of Varna (Bulgaria) and to the port of Poty (Georgia) to provide cargo transportation on line Russia - EU, Russia - Armenia.
The deckhouse is located fore and engine-room is located aft, 2 main engines with capacity of 2200 kWt each works through reduction gear to variable-pitch propeller.
Railway wagons are placed on five railway lines of upper deck.
Tank-wagon (length between coupling gauges of 12020 mm) capacity is of 50 units. Freight car (length between coupling gauges of 14730 mm) capacity is of 40 units. Passenger car (length between coupling gauges of 24540 mm) capacity is of 25 units. Open-top wagon (length between coupling gauges of 13920 mm) capacity is of 45 units. Super-size automobiles capacity is of 64 units.
Loading-unloading is of single-level type, that essentially reduces the price of coast terminals and provides loading-unloading of train (45 wagons) during 1.0 - 1.5 hours.
The cargo deck is designed for transportation of wagons with weight up to 97 tons each on the all lines, on outside lines (1 and 5) wagons with weight up to 219 tons (8-axles) can be transported, possible load of vehicles' axle is of 12 tons (4 wheels on the axle) and 10 tons (2 wheels on axle).
Cargo deck sizes (length is of 127.2 m, breadth is of 21.0 m) allow to transport so-called "project" cargoes which are impossible to place on usual vessels. Presence of fore located deckhouse practically does not restrict height of large-sized cargoes.
The vessel is of single-screw type. Cruising speed is of 10.0 kn. Vessel has two thrusters.
Autonomy is of 15 day. Crew consists of 16 persons (17 places), passenger number is of 12 persons. Total places are of 29.
Vessel's "Slavyanin" keel was laid down on 17.11.07.