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13.06.06 10:58
Kherson shipyard carries out the second and the third vessels of "Chealsea-3" type fitting-out

The second and the third vessels of "Chelsea - 3" are being completed by Kherson shipyard and "Concord" firm for "Black Sea shipping management" company (Anatoliy Chaban is a president of the company).
Vessels' name are "Chelsea-4" and "Chelsea-5.".
Project 005RSD06.01 (modified 005RSD06), is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
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". 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 Verkhiy-Volga branch of RRR (Valeriy Lobastov is the head of branch).
Vessel's Russian River Register class notation is of M-SP 3.5, which allows to make international voyages through Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and others Seas. It completely pays off traditional commercial geography of river-sea going vessel's operation, within boundaries of class restrictions.
Vessels belong to so-called "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification, the principal particulars of which (overall length is of 137.52 m, breadth is of 16.76 m) are caused by dimensions of the Volga-Don navigation canal locks. Due to reasonable reduction of vessel's class decrease of metal amount for hull was reached. That allowed to provide record deadweight of 5080 tons for Volga-Don Canal specific draught of 3.6 m.
Series is built by Kherson shipyard and "Concord Shipping" company for the Russian River Register class of the M-SP 3.5 with the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping conventional documents.
Modified 005RSD06.01 prj. lead ship "Chelsea-3" has successfully operated since February, 17, 2006 (see the photo of the vessel in the one of the Turkey ports).
Initial 005RSD06 prj. "Chelsea-2" vessel has been in operation since February, 21, 2005.
The vessels are optimized for work with draughts of 3.2-3.9 m. The maximum deadweight of 005RSD06.01 prj. with draught of 3.87 m is of 5830 tons, with river draught of 3.60 m deadweight is of 5080 tons.
The dry cargo ships is assigned for transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1, 1.4S, 2, 2.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5, 5.1, 6.1, 8, 9 classes. The vessel has four holds with total capacity of 9860 cub. m that allows to transport cargoes with the big stowage factor volume without any loss of cargo capacity. Hatch covers are of "piggy-back" type.
Total ballast tank capacity is of 3165 cub. m.
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 852 kWt each provide cruising speed of 10.5 kn. Fixed-pitch propellers are in turning nozzles.
Vessel's "Chelsea-4" keel was laid down on 18.12.04. She was launched on 09.09.05.
Vessel's "Chelsea-5" keel was laid down on 20.12.04. She was launched on 12.11.05.