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02.10.14 18:06
Ankor Company accepted second RSD49 multipurpose dry cargo vessel (deadweight about 7240 t) "Anatoliy Sidenko" from Lotos Shipyard (Asrakhan)

On 30.09.2014 Astrakhan shipyard "Lotos" (Vladimir Kulakov is a general director) put into operation the second RSD49 multi-purpose dry-cargo vessel "Anatoliy Sidenko" with deadweight of about 7240 tons (building No is of 302).
Transport company LLE "Ankor" is a Customer.
Vessel's project (RSD49) was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
Due to information of press-service of "Caspian Energy Company", the following people participated at the solemn ceremony of the first voyage departure: Sergey Shtrikov (general director of OJSE "RosShelf"), Konstantin Grigor`ev (general director of LLE "Caspian Energy Management"), Konstantin Marisov (general director of Southern Shipbuilding Center), Dmitriy Antonov (deputy of Industry, Transport and Natural resources Ministry of Astrakhan region), delegation of Kazakh shipping company.
Four shipyard's workers were awarded by honorary diploma of Astrakhan Region Governor and shipyard's diploma due to their conscientious work. high professional competence and significant participation in the development of shipbuilding industry of Astrakhan Region.
Vladimir Kulakov (general director of OJSE Shipyard "Lotos") told that shipyard's staff and facilities a ready to fulfill qualitatively and in time any custom.
Moreover, this moment Customer (LLE "Ankor") is discussing possibility of one more vessel building at Lotos Shipyard. This was told by Sergey Dobryakov (technical director of LLE "Ankor") at the ceremony of the first voyage departure of mv "Anatoliy Sidenko".
RSD49 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
RSD49 vessel's feature is a big middle hold of 52 m long as diversity from all other "Volga-Don Max" type projects designed by MEB. This hold allows transport large-sized cargoes in direct voyages from Europe to Caspian Sea; such point should significantly increase economic effect of vessels' operation.
Vessel was designed for Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation of KM Ice2 R2 AUT1-C. The project satisfies all the requirements of international conventions.
RSD49 vessels' are the biggest ones among the dry cargo vessels that satisfy Volga-Don canal dimensions for today such as prototype of RSD19 vessels.
With characterized draught of 3.6 m in the Volga-Don canal deadweight is about 4604 tons, maximal deadweight in the sea with draught of 4.60 m is of 7240 tons.
Overall length is 139.95 m, overall breadth is 16.70 m, breadth without side fenders is 16.50 m, depth is 6.00 m.
Summarized capacity of cargo holds is 10920 cub. m.
All holds are box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without shifting. The cargo holds' sizes are 26.0x12.7x8.4 (hold No. 1), 52.00x12.7x8.4 m (hold Nos. 2), 27.3x12.7x8.4 (hold No. 3).
Cargo holds are equipped with sectional hatch covers of Folding type of Cargotech with possibility of 100% opening.
Operational speed is 11.5 knots. Vessel showed speed of 12.0 kn during trials.
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380. Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
Movement and manoeuvrability of the vessel is provided by two fixed-pitch propellers in nozzles with diameter 2500 mm, two hanging balanced rudders and single bow thruster with capacity 200 kWt.
Modern computing methods of hydrodynamics were used at vessel designing that allowed to find an optimum combination of propulsion-rudder system elements and hull forms. Defined combination provides high running qualities of the vessel. It also provides propulsion coefficient above 0.6 during sailing at full draught and maximum speed.
Towing and self-running test of vessel model were carried out to check project decisions and definitions of running qualities in big test pool at CRI named for academic A.N. Krylov. Carried out tests fully confirmed earlier received CFD simulation results.
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
Crew consists of 10 people (12 places). Sanitary cabin and pilot cabin are foreseen onboard.
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
Keel of the lead RSD49 vessel (at Lotos Shipyard) "Vladimir Zakharenko" (building No is of 301) was laid down on 27.01.11. She was launched on 26.02.13 and accepted for operation on 21.03.14.
Keel of the second RSD49 vessel (at Lotos Shipyard) "Anatoliy Sidenko" (building No is of 302) was laid down on 27.01.11. She was launched on 17.05.14 and accepted for operation on 30.09.14.