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05.08.21 21:54
Lengthened by 32.5m prj. RSD03L dry cargo vessel Karelis-72, with a deadweight of 6,917 tonnes, successfully performs its first commercial voyages

Gisan Altinova shipyard (Yalova, Turkey) lengthened the multipurpose dry cargo vessel Karelis-72 by 32.5 m with deadweight of 6.917 tonnes, making its first commercial voyage successfully. The vessel started its maiden voyage after modernization on 01 July 2021.
 
The vessel "Karelis-72" of project 005RSD03 was built in 2008 at the Onega shipyard according to the project of the Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
The main task of lengthening by 32.5 m under the RSD03L project is to increase the deadweight at lower drafts (3.8-4.5 m), which are typical for the ports of the Azov and Caspian Seas. After modernization, the vessel "Karelis-72" in accordance with the classification adopted by the Bureau will belong to the class "Volgo-Don max".
 
Weight with insert plates - 425 tons.
 
The deadweight at 4.20 m draft has increased to 6.332 tonnes from 4.457 tonnes by 1.875 tonnes, and at 3.60 m draft to 4.803 tonnes from 3.307 tonnes by 1.496 tonnes.
 
The deadweight at 4.46 m LHD is 6.917 tonnes (an increase of 2017 tonnes over the deadweight at 4.46 m and 1.450 tonnes over the deadweight at 4.792 m of the original vessel).
 
After modernization according to the RSD03L project, the vessel will receive the class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping - KM Ice2 (hull; machinery) R2-RSN(4.5) AUT3 BWM(T).
 
Overall length 140.87 m, width 16.5 m, depth 5.50 m.
 
The capacity of ballast tanks is 3471 cubic meters. In the area of the newly installed insert plate, new ballast units are made in the double bottom and double sides, similar to the existing ones.
 
All three holds with a total capacity of 11227 cubic meters (3394 cubic meters more than the original vessel) are box-shaped, smooth-walled, convenient for carrying out cargo operations and placing cargo without stitching. Dimensions of cargo holds are 26.55 x 12.70 m (hold N1), 59.80 x 12.70 m (hold N2) and 21.45 x 12.70 m (hold N3) at a height of 8.3 m.
 
The long hold, which was not on the original vessel, will allow non-transshipment of non-standard cargo packages from any European port or port in the Persian Gulf region along inland waterways to the Caspian Sea.
 
Container capacity increased to 324 TEU (225 TEU on the original vessel).
 
Hatch covers of "removable" type.
 
Maximum longtime power of the main engine is 2 x 1020 kW.
 
An increase in the length-to-width ratio of the vessel will make it possible to almost completely maintain fuel consumption and speed with the same main engines. Operating speed 10.0 knots.
 
Crew consists of 9 persons (11 places).