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03.11.05 13:59
The third dry-cargo vessel "Belorus" of the "Karelia" type (005RSD03 prj.) was put into operation for OJSC "BOSC"

On October, 20, 2005 the Onega shipyard (Petrozavodsk) put the third multi-purpose dry cargo river-sea going ship of "Karelia" type with deadweight in the river/sea of 3330/5490 tons with two full-circle rudder propellers to Customer the OJSC "Belomor-Onega Shipping Company", which is included in "Orimi" concern.
 
On October, 31 after carrying out the maneuverability trials, the vessel departed with cargo of timber at first voyage (look at photo).
 
The vessel's name is "Belorus".
 
Dry cargo vessel project 005RSD03 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
 
Vessel's Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation is of KM LU2 IICP 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. Total capacity of three cargo holds is of 7840 cub.m. Hatch covers are of "removable" type (with gantry crane). Crew consists of 9 persons.
 
Vessel's keel was laid down on 10.11.04. She was launched on 24.06.05 and was put to shipowner on 20.10.05.
 
The vessel is assigned for river-sea and sea transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes and coal.
 
Vessel's dimensions are optimized for work in Volgo-Baltiyskiy and Volgo-Don canals. Ice category was increased up to LU2 for operation at Baltic Sea in winter.