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01.07.10 20:30
Keels of two multipurpose dry-cargo vessels of RSD18 project were laid down at Ningbo shipyard


On June 29, 2010 keels of two multipurpose dry-cargo vessels of RSD18 project with deadweight 6125/5185 tons (building Nos are of 1 and 2) were laid down at "Hengyu" shipyard (Ningbo, Joshuan island, China).
 
These vessels will be the first ones at "Hengyu" shipyard. First four vessels are being built at "Hua Sya" shipyard (Uhan', province Hubey, China).
 
"United cargo fleet" is a customer (Yuriy Lebedev is a president, Sergey Lokhankin is a vice-president).
 
Project RSD18 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
 
The vessels' building was under Russian Maritime Register of Shipping Nizhny Novgorod branch supervision (Vladimir Gadalov is a director).
 
Vessels belong to so-called "Azov 5000" type due to MEB internal classification, i.e. to Azov-Caspian "coasters" that have cargo lifting capacity is about 5000 tons for characterized draught of 4.20 - 4.50 m for Russian Azov and Caspian ports (Astrakhan, Neka) with possibility of voyages through Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessel was designed for Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation of KM LU1 II A3.
 
Vessel's overall length is of 123.17 m, length between perpendiculars is of 118.60 m, breadth is of 16.50 m, depth is of 5.50 m.
 
RSD18 prj. deadweight is of 5185 tons with sea draught of 4.20 m, with the river draught of 3.6 m deadweight is of 3930 tons, maximum deadweight in the sea with draught of 4.67 m is of 6125 tons.
 
Vessel's principal dimensions allow to sail through Volga-Baltic Way and Volga-Don Canal, ice class is of LU1 for operation in Azov and Caspian Seas in winter.
 
Lead vessel "UCF-1" (building No is of RU-WH01, "Hua Sya" shipyard) was laid down on 20.04.07. She was launched on 07.10.09.
Second vessel "UCF-2" (building No is of RU-WH02, "Hua Sya" shipyard) was laid down on 20.04.07. She was launched on 29.05.09.
Third vessel "UCF-3" (building No is of RU-WH03, "Hua Sya" shipyard) was laid down on 15.06.07. She was launched on 16.06.10.
Fourth vessel "UCF-4" (building No is of RU-WH02, "Hua Sya" shipyard) was laid down on 15.06.07. She was launched on 25.06.10.
Fifth vessel "UCF-5" (building No is of 1, "Hengyu" shipyard) was laid down on 29.06.10.
Sixth vessel "UCF-6" (building No is of 2, "Hengyu" shipyard) was laid down on 29.06.10.