DCV47 supply project will deliver to Nikolskoe settlement (Aleutskiy District) containers with food and fuel
According to the official website of Kamchatka Territory, DCV47 vessel of "Sosnovka" type will deliver to Nikolskoe settlement (Akeutskiy District) containers with food and fuel. The head of Aleutskiy District Svetlana Arnatskaya said that the corresponding solution was found as a result of cooperative work of Kamchatka Ministry of Transport and Road Construction, head management of SUE "KamchatTransFlot" and local authorities.
The barge had to be placed for loading operations at the port of Petropalovsk-Kamchatskiy on the 5th of April 2016.
DCV47 supply vessels of "Sosnovka" type were built in 2011-2012 by Sosnovka Shipyard due to order of FSE "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of Maritime and River Fleet Federal Agency of RF Ministry of Transport.
DCV47 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
"Sosnovka" vessel will take onboard six 20-feet containers. They are loaded with food. Total weight of cargo is about 60 tons. A part from that, the vessel will deliver also fuel tanks to Nikolskoe" - said Svetlana Arnatskaya. - "We hope that loading operations won't take more than 2 days. If the weather conditions are suitable, the barge will arrive to Nikolskoe already in 36 hours from her departure from Petropalvsk-Kamchatskiy.
Let's recall that a lack of some food products (like vegetables, fruits, milk) has appeared in Nikolaevskoe settlement on Commander Islands where population is about 700 people. "There is no threat of hunger. We have provision of flour which would be enough to bake bread at least for a month; we also have grits, sugar, canned food, meat and fish. But we are still waiting for the vessel with other food to come" - said Svetlana Arnatskaya.
According to the website the lack of some food products (vegetables, fruits, milk, and wurst) was caused because vessel "Vasiliy Zavoiko" which delivers most of the food to the Commander Islands was put for repair. Repair work should finish about next week. But at the moment the Kamchatka Ministry of Transport and Road Construction together with SUE "KamchatTransFlot" was able to found an alternative variant for delivering food products to Nikolskoe settlement; this variant allows not to wait for the vessel's repair completion.
DCV47 vessels are assigned for transportation of general and dry bulk cargoes, containers on cargo deck, wheel and track vehicles (roll-on method); port roads unload and load cargoes; delivery these cargoes to unequipped shore with drainage ability on sand-gravel soil and supply horizontal delivered cargo unload with help of bow ramp or with help of cargo crane.
Vessels were being built in accordance with Federal purpose plan "Economical and social development of Far East and Transbaikal till 2013".
Importance of such self-propelled barges at Kamchatka region (and others northern coastal regions) for supplying the distant population places was clear even in the USSR period. Beginning from the 70-s of previous century more than 115 self-propelled barges were built, as follows: barges of "Vladimir Pashkin" type ("SRP", prj. 698), "SP" type, "SRP 150K-1" (prj.698o), "SPA-001" type (prj.10250), "SPP-001" type (prj.10251) Õ "Nikolay Permitin" type (prj.16900). This moment there are 15 self-propelled barges at Kamchatka region under operation.
Mean work duration (mean age) of these vessels is of 30 years.
Further operation of these vessels is accomplished with increasing of shipping safety providing, big expenditures used for vessels maintenance and repairing. More over these vessels become obsolete and aren't assign for cargo operations with drainage ability on unequipped soil during tide).
DCV47 concept includes more wide abilities that are necessary for supplying of distant population places, except typical for such vessels general cargoes and vehicles, as follows:
• cargo loading/unloading on the roads, entering into shallow river mouth during tide with drainage ability on sand-gravel soil. For providing such features vessel has strong construction for safe cargo operation during drainage in accordance with RS requirements. Vessel's hull enhanced double bottom (0.8 m height), double sides of 1.725 m width (B/5) and enough number of longitudinal and transverse bulkheads that provide single room unsinkage floodability Same time work of onboard electric station is provided by diesel-generator cooling by special outer water system (transient regime) and by work of emergency-stay diesel-generator with air cooling;
• bulk cargoes transportation (incl. coal for wintering) with ability of unloading by vessel's crane equipped by grab or by coast means;
• ISO type containers transportation with roads unloading or at long voyages;
• heavy wheel (of 15 t per axel) or truck vehicles of 60 t transportation with ability of vehicles roll-on / roll-off through bow ramp when coast support is prepared; heavy wheel of 10 t per wheel or truck vehicles of 30 t when there is no coast support;
• cargo delivery to unequipped shore and providing horizontal unloading of delivered cargo through the bow ramp or with help of vessel's crane or by the coast means that (incl. car cranes) are able come to the vessel's side during tide (railing guard is made of hinged type at the cargo zone in order to provide work of car crane's boom at the maximal outreach.
DCV47 vessels are seagoing ro-ro self-propelled barges with cargo lifting capacity of 250 t.
Vessel's principal dimensions are as follows:
Length overall is 42.60 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 38.40 m;
Breadth overall is about 8.82 m;
Breadth is 8.60 m;
Draught (summer free board) is 2.0 m;
Full speed is 9 kn;
Main engines capacity is 2 x 256 kWt.
Permitted load on cargo deck is of 15 tons per wheel vehicle axis or track vehicle weight up to 60 t.
Container capacity is 12 TEU.
Cargo crane's capacity is of 7.3 t (while outreach is 20 m).
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is KM Ice 2 1 R1 AUT3 OMBO.
The keel of the lead vessel "Sosnovka-1" (building No. 10500) was laid down on 13.01.10. She was launched on 13.05.11 and put into operation 06.08.11.
The keel of the second vessel "Sosnovka-2" (building No. 10501) was laid down on 18.01.10. She was launched on 25.05.11 and put into operation on 06.08.11.
The keel of the third vessel "Sosnovka-3" (building No. 10502) was laid down on 28.02.11. She was launched on 05.10.12 and put into operation on 07.11.12.
The keel of the fourth vessel "Kapitan Finashin" (ex."Sosnovka-4", building No. 10503) was laid down on 11.03.11. She was launched on 08.10.12 and put into operation on 07.11.12.