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07.04.16 15:30
Moscow River Shipping Company accepted for operation RST25 tanker "Sergey Terskov"

On 07.04.2016 Astrakhan shipyard "Lotos" (Vladimir Kulakov is shipyard's general director) put into operation the head for this shipyard RST25 tanker "Sergey Terskov" of "Volgo-Don Max" type with deadweight 6617 t (building No. 25004).
The first two RST25 vessels are built at Lotos Shipyard by leasing program with the participation of the lessor JSC "Gosznak-leasing" (Alexander Babich is a director) and the lessee Moscow River Shipping Company (MRSC).
Project RST25 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
Five RST25 vessels are under operation now yet. They were built by Brothers Nobel Shipyard in Rybinsk (3 vessels) and Zhelenodolsk Shipyard named after A.M. Gorkiy (2 vessels).
Special requirements of the Russian and world petroleum companies, additional ecological limitations of RRR ECO3 class ("CLEAN DESIGN" according to DNV classification) were taken into consideration during designing of RST25 tankers.
For the first time such class notation was assigned in Russia to RST22 tanker built in 2008.
Vessels are assigned for river-sea and sea transportation of crude oil and oil products, including benzine, without flash point restrictions, with providing of cargo transportation with keeping of 50°C. temperature. Simultaneous transportation of 2 cargo kinds is ensured.
Using full-circle rudder propellers as movement and manoeuvre facilities, using submersible pump, full absence of a framing in cargo tanks, enlarged trunk are characteristic features of RST25 vessel. These vessels have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL.
Vessels satisfy the dimensions of the Volga-Don canal and Volga-Baltic way. Overall RST25 vessel length is of 139.99 m, breadth is of 16.6 m, depth is of 5.5 m.
Vessels belong to "Volga-Don Max" tankers' type.
New project tanker have increased river function, increased deadweight by 410 tons in river conditions with keeping sea possibilities in comparison with vessels of "Armada" type.
Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 6990 cub. m, deadweight is about 6610 tons when sea draught is of 4.17 m. Deadweight is about 5130 tons when river draught is of 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 10.5 knots.
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380.
Autonomy is of 20 days.
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places).
Keel of "Sergey Terskov" RST25 lead vessel (for Lotos Shipyard) with building No. 25004 was laid down on 06.09.11. She was launched on 24.05.15 and accepted for operation on 07.04.16.
Keel of "Yakov Gunin" RST25 second vessel with building No. 25005 was laid down on 06.09.11. She was launched on 26.09.15.
Keel of RST25 third vessel with building No. 25006 was laid down on 25.03.16.
Keel of RST25 fourth vessel with building No. 25007 was laid down on 07.04.16.