Passenger ship "Aleksandr Grin" of PV08 took part in solemnity for opening cruise navigation of 2014 year
River passenger navigation of European part of Russian inland waterways has opened solemnly at Northern Riverside Station in Moscow on 30.06.2014.
Vessels "Mikhail Bulgakov", "Alexandr Grin", "Georgy Chicherin" and " Mikhail Tanich" started the navigation. First two vessels (both of PV08 project) are operated by "Mosturflot" cruise company (group of companies "Moscow River Shipping"); second pair of vessels are operated by "Vodohod" cruise company (Volga Shipping Company ). Thereby, vessels "Princess Victoria" ("Mosturflot"), "Lenin" ("Vodohod"), "Nekrasov" ("Infoflot") were preparing for the departure.
River passenger navigation of 2014 year is special by that the companies "Mosturflot", "Vodohod" and "Infoflot" united into "River Alliance" for the development of the idea of "river tourism" and for emphasizing quality and originality of the company's vessels.
River cruise ship "Alexandr Green" of PV08 project of "Mosturflot" company was the most modern among opening the navigation vessels.
"Aleksandr Grin" IS THE FIRST RIVER CRUISE PASSENGER SHIP that has been built in Russia and Soviet Union since 1959.
Motor ship "Aleksandr Grin " was built according to the last year accepted law concerning support of Russian shipbuilding and navigation. Its purpose is 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".
Passenger ship of PV08 project "Aleksandr Grin" has been built during 2011-2012 at Brothers Nobel Shipyard (Rybinsk) that is also included in the Moscow River Shipping Company group of companies. She was put into operation on June 9, 2012.
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 intended for allocation 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 room, 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 kW 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 kW each and emergency diesel-generators with capacity of 59 kW.
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.