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05.02.14 13:00
Yaroslavl Shipyard is building series of 3 river bunkering tankers of RT18 project

Yaroslavl Shipyard (Svetlana Chekalova is a general director) is building series of 3 river bunkering tankers of RT18 project. Keel laiding was performed as follows: on 13.03.2013 for the head vessel with building No.10901, on 03.05.2013 for the second vessel with building No.10902 and on on 10.10.2013 for the third vessel with building No.10903.
Federal state department "Rechvodput'" of Federal Agency of Marine and River Transport of RF Ministry of transport is a customer.
Project RT18 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
Bunkering tanker is designed for to receiving from the shore or another vessel, transportation, delivery to the shore or to another vessel petroleum products with a flash point more than 60° C. The transportation of diesel oil and lubricating oil (with viscosity of 50 Cst at 50° C) is provided.
Vessel's navigation area includes Russian inland waterways appropriated to the area O 2.0.
Bunkering tanker is a steel single-deck self-propelled twin-screw vessel with the forecastle and poop, with transom aft end, with the engine room and deck-house located aft, with double bottom and double sides, with trunk in the cargo tanks area, with fore bow thruster.
Vessel's principal dimensions are as follows:
Length overall is about 61.29 m;
Length between perpendiculars is of 59.60 m;
Breadth overall is about 10.42 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is of 10.00 m;
Depth is of 2.60 m;
Design draught is of 2.00 m;
Autonomy is of 15 days;
Deadweight is of 517 t;
Summarized capacity of cargo diesel tanks is of 526 cub. m.;
Summarized capacity of cargo oil tanks is of 56 cub. m.;
Summarized capacity of settling tanks is of 26 cub. m.;
Capacity of ballast tanks is of 521 cub.m.;
Cargo pumps capacity of diesel is of 50 cub. m. per hour each.;
Cargo pumps capacity of lubricating oils is of 25 cub. m per hour each.;
Speed is about 9 kn.
RRR class notation is of O 2.0 (ice 30) A.
2 fixed pitch propellers and 2 full-balanced rudders are placed in the aft end in order to provide specified vessel's speed and manoeuvrability. To improve manoeuvrability at low speed, during passing the narrow waters and during mooring operations the bow thruster of the "screw in the pipe" type with fixed pitch propeller with capacity of 55 kW is provided.
Main propulsion unit consists of two diesel engines with maximum continuous capacity of 221 kW each.
Electro-hydraulic steering machine is used as steering gear.
Hydraulic crane with lifting capacity of 1.0 t and with handling radius of 12 m is foreseen for the supplying and demounting hoses, for lifting and lowering the outboard gangway, for booms installation.
Vessel's spill set is foreseen in order to prevent environment contamination in the case of cargo spillage during cargo loading operations.
Cargo system provides closed cargo receiving by shore equipment and cargo discharge by vessel's submersible pumps. The system provides cargo operations for loading and unloading simultaneously of 4 cargo varieties, e.g. two types of diesel oil and two types of lubricating oil.
Crew consists of 7 persons.
The keel of the lead vessel of RT18 project (building No is of 10901) was laid on 13.03.2013.
The keel of the second vessel of RT18 project (building No is of 10902) was laid on 03.05.2013.
The keel of the third vessel of RT18 project (building No is of 10903) was laid on 10.10.2013.