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06.06.06 11:48
The tenth tanker of "Armada" type was accepted into operation by Palmali group

The tenth product tanker with full-circled rudder propellers of "Armada" type (005RST01 prj.) was put into operation for Palmali group at "ADA" shipyard, Tuzla, Turkey. Vessel's deadweight is about 6500 tons.
 
Vessel's name is "BAKU".
 
The vessel is the seventh tanker, built at "ADA" shipyard, which was bought and reconstructed by Palmali group. The previous vessels of the series were built at "SELAH" shipyard.
 
Vessel's keel was laid down on 18.04.2005 and she was launched on 17.01.2006.
 
Vessel's Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation is of KM LU1 II A1.
 
Taganrog is the port of registry.
 
Vessel's project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
 
Vessels satisfy dimensions of the Volga-Don canal and Volga-Baltic way. Overall vessel length is of 138.7 m, breadth is of 16.5 m, depth is of 6.0 m.
 
Vessel belongs to "Volgo-Don Max" tanker class.
 
Capacity of six cargo is of 7220 cub. M, deadweight is of 6500 tons with the sea draught of 4.3 m, deadweight is of 4720 tons with the river draught of 3.6 m. Cruising speed is of 11.5 kn.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1080 kWt each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380.
 
Tankers of this type are operated on river-sea going transportations of crude oil, masout, diesel oil and other oil-products, and also for sea transportation in Caspian, Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas, including voyages around of Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
 
Using full-circle rudder propellers as movement and manoeuvre facilities, using submersible pumps in cargo and ballast systems, full absence of a framing in cargo tanks are characteristic features vessels of "Armada" type. These vessels have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL.