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01.09.08 13:41
Onega shipyard put into operation the tenth vessel of "Karelia" type

On June, 25 2008 the Onega shipyard (Vladimir Mayzoos is a general director) put into operation the tenth 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.
Vessel's name is "KAPITAN KONKYN".
Dry cargo vessel project 005RSD03 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
"KAPITAN KONKYN" is the fifth vessel in a series which was modified for work on heavy fuel with viscosity till 380 cSt (masout).
The vessel has got higher class: II instead of IIСП.
The shipowner is carrying out the re-equipment on heavy fuel of the first five vessels of the project.
Project belongs due to MEB internal classification to the vessels which are destined for "Sormovskiy"/"Volga-Balt" type replacement.
Vessel "KAPITAN KONKYN" 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 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 while sea draught is of 4.792 m. Deadweight is of 3330 tons while river draught is of 3.60 m.
Capacity of three cargo holds is of 7840 cub. m total.
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 designed by Yuri Vorobyov).
Crew consists of 9 persons (11 places).
Cruising speed is of 11.5 knots. Capacity of main engines is of 2x1020 kw.
Movement and manoeuvrability of the vessel is provided by two stern full-circle rudder propellers with fixed-pitch propeller in nozzles. The drive from main engines to rudder propellers is carried out through mechanical Z-gearing.
Designed vessel hull' life term is of 24 years.
The ship steel of categories RSA and 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 20.04.07. She was launched on 07.12.07 and delivered on 15.08.08.
It is supposed to build eleven vessels of this project in total.
First five vessels "Rossiyanin", "Ukrainets", "Beloroos", "Kazakh", "Karel", also seventh and eights ones "Vasiliy Klimov" and "Kapitan Abakumov" are successfully used by Orion Shipping Company, including for voyages around the Europe.
The sixth and eleventh ones "Nikolay Klinov" and "Mekhanik Kovalenko" works in Albros Shipping Company (Raim Alekperov is a director).
The eleventh vessel in the series is being built. Preparations for twelfth vessel building is being carried out.