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05.10.05 18:47
The fourth vessel of the "Kaspian Express" type (003RSD04 prj.) "Ulus Breeze" was launched

On September, 17, 2005 at "Cheksan" shipyard (Tuzla, Turkey) the fourth dry-cargo vessel "Ulus Breeze" of "Caspian Express" type with RS class of KM LU1 II A3 with deadweight about 3750 tons was launched for "ALBROS" shipping company (Raim Alekperov is a general director).
 
Vessel's project 003RSD04 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
 
Vessel is destined for work with draught of 4.1-4.5 m at Russian ports of Azov and Caspian Seas with possibility sailing through on the Volga-Don canal. The vessel is a symbiosis product of the European coasters and Russian river-sea sailing conditions. It allows to transport project large-sized cargoes from European ports to Caspian ones.
 
The single vessel's hold is box-shaped with sizes of 59x13.2x6.4 (designed vessel length is of 85 m). Hatch covers are of "multifolding" type. Capacity of single-screw engine with variable-pitch propeller is of 1290 kw and shaft generator capacity is of 216 kWt. Cruising speed is of 10.5 kn.
 
Good manoeuvrability in river, shallow water, in the constrained conditions is ensured because of comparative small length and presence of bow thruster with capacity of 125 kWt.
 
Vessel's keel was laid down on 21.11.04 and she was launched on 17.09.05.