"Aleksandr Green" hoisted sail - first comfortable cruise ship for 112 passengers have been built in Russia during 53 years
On June 16, 2012 presentation and christening of new triple-deck river passenger cruise ship "Aleksandr Green" of deluxe class for 112 passengers (PV08 prj.) was carried out at 11:00 in Moscow at a berth of Northern Riverside Station.
THIS IS FIRST RIVER CRUISE PASSENGER SHIP that has been built in Russia and Soviet Union since 1959.
Motor ship "Aleksandr Green" was built according to the last year accepted law which is about support of Russian shipbuilding and navigation. Its purpose was to give benefits to market operators, which have been participated in new shipbuilding and have been registered vessels under RF flag. Vessel was registered at the International Russian Registry.
OJSC "Moscow river shipping company" (MRSC) (Constantin Anisimov is a general director) realized this project according to principally new financing scheme for shipbuilding with involving of leasing company "Goznak - leasing".
Vessel will be operated by OJSC "Moscow tourist fleet" (Oleg Malinin is a general director) that is included in MRSC. Ilya Kosygin guided the vessels' building.
Passenger ship of PV08 project "Aleksandr Green" has been built during 2011-2012 at Brothers Nobel Shipyard (Rybinsk) that is also included in group of companies of Moscow River Shipping Company. She was put into operation on June 9, 2012.
Motor ship "Aleksandr Green" has been chartered by Australian company Scenic Tours for 5 years and will be operated onto 10 fourteen-day voyages onto line Moscow - St. Petersburg - Moscow. Vessel will transport Australian passengers. Cruise along Russian rivers for these tourists is a part of general journey from France to Japan. Completing of new up-to-date Russian cruise vessel allowed to include Russia into general journey.
Project PV08 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
Vessel is assigned for transporting cruise passengers through waterways of RF European part in basins of "M" class, including Ladoga and Onega lakes and also through river segments with limited dimensions of vessel's navigation pass.
Main purpose of the project is comfortable cruises between Moscow and St. Petersburg with navigation 5 months from middle of the May till middle of October.
Class notation is of M 3,0.
Vessel is triple-deck, triple-screw motor ship with overall length of 90,4 m, breadth of 14,76 m, with three-level superstructure along whole vessel's length (air draft till non-removable parts is of 10.4 m while vessel's draught is of 1,6 m), with ER located aft, with wheelhouse located fore, with double bottom, with inclined stem and transom stern.
56 standard double-place cabins with area of 14,5-18 sq. m and 6 improved "Deluxe" cabins with area of 23-25 sq. m are for location of 112 passengers.
Passenger accommodation is located onto 3 decks: "Moscow" (main deck), "Volga" (middle deck) and "Neva" (boat deck).
All passenger cabins are equipped with double beds, lavatory and douche, air-conditioner, wardrobe, safe, TV set with satellite and internal vessel's channels, hairdryer, sockets 220V, wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), vessel's radio translation, external and internal telephone connection.
Cabins onto "Neva" and "Volga" decks are with balconies. Balconies are equipped with removable partitions that provide free deck passage along whole vessel at emergency.
There are restaurant with area of 281 sq. m for 150 places located onto "Moskva" deck, salon with bar with area 221 sq. m for 65 places, gym, massage parlour, hairdresser's and dispensary.
Conditioning, water supply and ventilation satisfies conditions of 4* hotel. Passenger elevator connects all decks of the ship. Large open upper deck with lounges is foreseen for tourists' full relax and rest.
New up-to-date engines and equipment, facilities of radio navigation, control and automation provide safe vessel's operation during any conditions, including voyages at Ladoga and Onega lakes.
Vessel's cruising speed was of 22 km per hour during running test. Three main engines (low-speed diesels) with capacity of 337 kWt each were produced at Russian engineering plant OJSC "Zavod "Volzhskiy dizel im. Maminykh".
Rudder/propeller complex consists of 3 fixed pitch propellers and 3 streamlined rudders with controllable flaps (Bekker type rudders). Bow thruster with capacity of 207 kWt is foreseen for increasing of low speed controllability during passing locks and during mooring.
Power plant consists of 3 diesel-generators with capacity of 300 kWt each and emergency diesel-generators with capacity of 59 kWt.
Crew and maintenance staff (62 persons) is located in single, double and three-place cabins (into vessel's hull) and onto fore parts of main and boat decks.
Lifesaving gear consists of two motor life boats with capacity of 14 persons each and 6 inflatable self-recovering life rafts with capacity of 25 persons each.
Vessel satisfies an increased ecological safety standard. Closed sewage and domestic water systems are foreseen. All sewage and domestic waters are forwarded to collector tanks. There is also sewage water treatment plant with capacity of 90 cub. m per day.