Another train-ferry was launched at "Yuzniy Sevastopol" shipyard for "Anship" company
On May, 27, 2008 train-ferry of CNF06 prj. (45 wagons capacity) was launched at "Yuzniy" (Sevastopol) shipyard (Igor Chistyakov is a general director) for Black Sea.
Vessel's name is "Avangard" (building number is of 01089).
"Anship" shipping company (Aleksandr Monin is general director, Sergey Dobryakov is a technical director) is a shipowner. Company has already operated 25-wagons ferries (002CNF01 prj.) "Petrovsk" and "Annenkov" on the line the port of Caucasus - the port of Crimea. Building of the 50-wagons ferry (CNF09 project) "Slavyanin" at Kherson shipyard is being carried out for "Anship" company.
Vessel "Avangard" is assigned for lines the port of Caucasus (Russian Federation) - the port of Poty (Georgia), the port of Caucasus - the port of Varna (Bulgaria).
Vessel's building is carried out in accordance with normative document named "Building of internal waterways and river-sea going vessels using elements of maintained vessels" (Guidance P003-2003). This document was issued by Russian River Register (RRR) under direction of Nikolay Efremov, doctor of economic sciences.
Designing and construction supervision is being carried out by Don-Kubanskiy branch of RRR (Yuriy Sklyarenko is the head of branch).
Project CNF06 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
Vessel is assigned for transportation of railway wagons and vehicles, and also ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1, 2, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes and large-sized cargoes.
Vessel's overall length is of 133.67 m, length between perpendiculars is of 123.58 m, overall breadth is of 22.0 m, moulded breadth is of 21.0 m, depth is of 8.00 m.
Deadweight is about 5360 tons with cargo waterline draught of 4.80 m that allows to make transportation from shallow water of Caucasus port (Russian Federation) to the port of Varna (Bulgaria) and to the port of Poty (Georgia) to provide cargo transportation on line Russia - EU, Russia - Armenia.
The deckhouse is located fore and engine-room is located aft, 2 main engines with capacity of 2200 kWt each works through reduction gear to variable-pitch propeller.
Railway wagons are placed on five railway lines of upper deck.
Tank-wagon (length between coupling gauges of 12020 mm) capacity is of 45 units.
Freight car (length between coupling gauges of 14730 mm) capacity is of 33 units.
Passenger car (length between coupling gauges of 24540 mm) capacity is of 20 units.
Open-top wagon (length between coupling gauges of 13920 mm) capacity is of 39 units.
Super-size automobiles capacity is of 64 units.
Loading-unloading is of one-level type (as at almost all MEB designed train-ferries), that essentially reduces the price of coast terminals and provides loading-unloading of train (45 wagons) during 1.0 - 1.5 hours.
The cargo deck is designed for transportation of wagons with weight up to 97 tons each on the all lines, on outside lines (1 and 5) wagons with weight up to 219 tons (8-axles) can be transported, possible load of vehicles' axle is of 12 tons (4 wheels on the axle) and 10 tons (2 wheels on axle).
Cargo deck sizes (length is of 112.5 m, breadth is of 21.0 m) allow to transport so-called "project" cargoes which are impossible to place on usual vessels. Presence of fore located deckhouse practically does not restrict height of large-sized cargoes.
The vessel is of single-screw type. Cruising speed is less than 10.0 kn. Vessel has two thrusters.
Autonomy is of 15 day. Crew consists of 17 persons (18 places), passenger number is of 12 persons. Total places are of 30.
Vessel's "Avangard" keel was laid down on 15.02.07. She was launched on 27.05.08.