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13.08.13 15:30
"Sosnovka" type supply vessels of DCV47 prj. continue their important and necessary work at Kamchatka

"Sosnovka" type vessels of DCV47 prj. took part in elimination of emergency situation at Ust-Kamchatka Region.
First of all ferry line at Ozernaya River was disabled at Ust-Kamchatka in the end of April due to hard ice situation. One of "Sosnovka" type vessels transported air-cushion craft "Arctica-2" to the place of event; this air-cushion craft re-established river crossing. Sosnovka" type vessel effected "Arctica-2" unloading near ice edge thanks to her unique possibilities.
Then in the June part of highway Milkovo-Klyuchi - Ust-Kamchatsk near point 168 km was washed away and destroyed due to high water level rising in the Avacha River and Kamchatka River. Such flood situation stopped car service with 6 settlements in the region. DCV47 prj. vessels effected delivery of food and fuel for Ust-Kamchatka Region people.
All four vessels of Sosnovka type were built at Sosnovka Shipyard (Murat Duguzhev is chairman of directors' board, Igor Glushakov is a general director) due to order of FSUC "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation. This order was made in accordance with the Federal Target Program "Economical and Social Development of Far East and Transbaikal till 2013.
Vessel's project DCV47 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
Barge of DCV47 project is assigned for general, bulk, containers on cargo deck, wheel and track vehicles (roll-on method) transportations; roads unload and load cargoes; delivery these cargoes to unequipped shore with drainage ability on sand-gravel soil and supply horizontal delivered cargo unload with help of bow ramp or with help of cargo crane.
In general regime CM47 vessels ensure the delivery of socially important goods for remote settlements of Kamchatka Region and road unloading of typical sea going vessels that cannot reach the biggest Kamchatka settlements due to insufficient water depth.
Importance of such self-propelled barges at Kamchatka region (and others northern coastal regions) for supplying out distant population places was clear even in the USSR period. Beginning from the 70-th of previous century more than 115 self-propelled barges were built, as follows: barges of "Vladimir Pashkin" type ("SRP", prj. 698), "SP" type, "SRP 150K-1" (prj.698), "SPA-001" type (prj.10250), "SPP-001" type (prj.10251) "Nikolay Permitin" type (prj.16900). This moment there are 15 self-propelled barges at Kamchatka region under operation.
Mean work duration (mean age) of these vessels is of 30 years.
Further operation of these vessels is accomplish with increasing of shipping safety providing, big expenditures used for vessels maintenance and repairing. More over these vessels become obsolete and aren't assign for cargo operations with drainage ability on unequipped soil during tide).
DCV47 prj. concept includes more wide abilities that are necessary for supplying of distant population places, except typical for such vessels general cargoes and vehicles, as follows:
• cargo loading/unloading on the roads, entering into shallow river mouth during tide with drainage ability on sand-gravel soil. For providing such features vessel has strong construction for safe cargo operation during drainage in accordance with RS requirements. Vessel's hull enhanced double bottom (0.8 m height), double sides of 1.725 m width (B/5) and enough number of longitudinal and transverse bulkheads that provide single room unsinkage. Same time work of onboard electric station is provided by diesel-generator cooling by special outer water system (transient regime) and by work of emergency-stay diesel-generator with air cooling;
• bulk cargoes transportation (incl. coal for wintering) with ability of unloading by vessel's crane equipped by grab or by coast means;
• ISO type containers transportation with roads unloading or at long voyages;
• heavy wheel (of 15 t per axel) or truck vehicles of 60 t transportation with ability of vehicles roll-on / roll-off through bow ramp when coast support is prepared; heavy wheel of 10 t per wheel or truck vehicles of 30 t when there is no coast support;
• cargo delivery to unequipped shore and providing horizontal unloading of delivered cargo through the bow ramp or with help of vessel's crane or by the coast means that (incl. car cranes) that are able come to the vessel's side during tide (railing guard is made of hinged type at the cargo zone in order to provide work of car crane's boom at the maximal outreach.
Seagoing ro-ro self-propelled barge with cargo lifting capacity of 250 t.
Vessel's principal dimensions are as follows:
Length overall is of 42.60 m;
Length between perpendiculars is of 38.40 m;
Breadth overall is about 8.82 m;
Breadth is of 8.60 m;
Draught (summer free board) is of 2.0 m;
Full speed is of 9 kn;
Main engines capacity is of 2 x 256 kWt.
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is of KM Ice 2 R1 AUT3 OMBO.
Permitted load on cargo deck is of 15 tons per wheel vehicle axis or track vehicle weight up to 60 t.
Container capacity is of 12 TEU.
Cargo crane's capacity is of 7.3 t (while boom is of 20 m).
The keel of lead supply vessel "Sosnovka-1" of DCV47 project (building No. is of 10500) was laid down on 13.01.10. She was launched on 13.05.11 and put into operation 06.08.11.
The keel of the second supply vessel in the series "Sosnovka-2" (building No. is of 10501) was laid down on 18.01.10. She was launched on 25.05.11 and put into operation on 06.08.11.
The keel of the third supply vessel in the series "Sosnovka-3" (building No. is of 10502) was laid down on 28.02.11. She was launched on 05.10.12 and put into operation on 07.11.12.
The keel of the fourth supply vessel "Sosnovka-4" of DCV47 project (building No. is of 10503) was laid down on 11.03.11. She was launched on 08.10.12 and put into operation on 07.11.12.
The official website of the government of the Kamchatka Region is the source of information.