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10.03.09 19:40
Launch of new dry cargo vessel for Albros Shipping Company


On March, 10, 2009 the solemn launching ceremony for new multi purpose 4416 t deadweight dry cargo vessel for Albros Shipping Company (Raim Alekperov is a general director) was carried out at Gelibolu (Turkey).
 
Vessel was built at "Aksoy Shipyard" (Mehmet Aksoy is a general director), Gelibolu (Turkey).
 
Vessel's name is "Modulus-2".
 
Gelibol„ mayor and press and public representatives took part in the launching celebration.
 
Participants have noted, that on a background of the hardest crisis which already has led to freezing of significant number of ship-building projects in Turkey, launching of a new vessel for known in Russia, Azerbaijan and Turkey Raim Alekperov's shipping company (who is owning 53 dry-cargo vessels) is the important and encouraging event.
 
Connection of the Turkish city of Gelibolu with Russia has almost century history. In its vicinities general Kutepov military units from Vrangel army have been placed after evacuation from Crimea in 1920-1921. There are tombs of Russian soldiers. A memorial had been created in May, 2008 by efforts of the Russian diaspora.
 
"Modulus 2" (building number is of H-36) is the second vessel modified due to the project 003RSD04/ALB03. This project was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB) (the initial project) and company ALBROS (modification of ALB03 prj).
 
Vessel's Russian Maritime Register of shipping (RS) class is of KM Ice3 R1 AUT3.
 
Vessel's overall length is of 89.17 m, breadth is of 15.6 m, depth is of 6.80 m.
 
"Modulus 2" hull's theoretical forms were defined using CFD simulation methods carried out by Digital Marine Technology Company (Boris Stankov is a director).
 
Deadweight in sea water is of 4416 t while draught is of 5.286 m and is of 3429 t while draught is of 4.50 m. Ballast tanks total capacity is of 2066 cub.m.
 
The single vessel's hold is box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without shifting.
 
The cargo hold's size is of 55.9x12.7x8.0m with vessel's effective length of 84.56 m. Cargo hold capacity is of 5486 cub. m.
 
Because of such function 003RSD04/ALB03 prj. vessels are convenient for equipment delivery to intensive development of Caspian shelf zone. Non-standard cargo places can be delivered without reloading from any European port or from any Persian Gulf's area port through internal ways of the Russian Federation to Caspian Sea.
 
Special scheme of vessel's compartments was designed to satisfy SOLAS requirements to probability index for ship subdivision for possibility of arrange single cargo hold. Tank plan foresees special arrangement of ballast tanks in double bottom and double sides and dry compartment in double bottom with presence of through-flowing pipes which provides minimum list when the hull is damaged.
 
Removable hatch covers of "Lift-away" type were arranged onboard the vessel. Operation with sections of hatch covers is carried out using gantry crane that moves on rails mounted on the flange of hatch coaming.
 
Capacity of single-screw engine with variable-pitch propeller and shaft generator is of 1850 kw.
 
Good manoeuvrability in river, shallow water, in the constrained conditions is ensured because of comparative small length and presence of bow thruster.
 
Crew consists of 12 persons, (13 places).
 
"Modulus 2" (building No.H-36) keel was laid on 02.04.08. She was launched on 10.03.09.