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02.06.14 17:10
RST06 tanker "Tiksi" was launched at Sevmorzavod Shipyard

On 27.05.2014 Sevastopol Marine Shipyard (Sevmorzavod) launched "double-hull" river-sea going tanker "Tiksi" with deadweight of 2690 t, assigned for "northern" delivery to settlements of Arctic Yakutia coast.
Modernization of "Tiksi" tanker (ex."Palflot-1", "Lenaneft" type of P77 project) is carried out by "Trans-Service Maritime Agency".
The aim of modernization (due to RST06 prj.) is to install double bottom constructions in cargo area for meeting the requirements of Regulation 21 of MARPOL Annex I (vessel at initial state had no double bottom) and construction of 2 cargo tanks in the middle part, which will be used also as slop ones instead of existent dry compartment.
Vessel "Tiksi" has double-hull after modernization (double bottom and double sides) along whole length of cargo area. Requirements of RS Rules for stability of damaged vessel are met due to arrangement of side and bottom damages at any place along vessel's length between nearest transverse bulkheads.
Overall vessel's dimensions: length is 108.5 m, depth is 14.80 m, breadth is 4.40 m.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation is KM L4 R3-RSN Oil tanker (>60°C) (ESP).
Vessel's deadweight after modernization is 2690 t due to draught 2.88 m. Cargo tank's capacity (including slop tanks) is 2855 m³.
All new-created cargo (slop) tanks are equipped with the following: venting pipes with "free flow" valves and flame arresters; pipelines and fittings of tanks' washing system; pipelines and fittings of cargo and drainage systems. These tanks are also equipped with closed system of cargo level measurement. Probes are taken by portable level indicator of HERMetic UTI type.
Double bottom's tanks are used as ballast ones. Ballast tanks' capacity is 1432 m². Ballast draught is about 2.10 m.
Ballast-bilge system was re-equipped by pipelines and fittings in accordance with new arrangement of ballast tanks. All new-created ballast tanks are equipped with sounding pipes with depth-gauge and deck bushings and also with air pipes. The lower ends of the sounding pipes are provided with thickened bottoms. Protection plate is placed under sounding pipe onto the bottom shell.
All new-created ballast and cargo tanks are equipped with covers and ladders; cargo tanks are equipped also with washing holes.
Main engine's capacity is 2 x 515 kW. Vessel's speed is 10.5 kn. Autonomy is 15 days. Crew consists of 11 people (16 places).