24 July 2013

The keel of the special vessel based on the tug of project 16609, building No 629 has laid down

This vessel is one from the series of the vessels of this project built for the RF Navy. The solemn Ceremony was participated by the troop unit Commander of RF Navy the Hero of Russia vice-admiral Burilichev Aleksey Vitalievich and the officers of the troop unit of RF Navy and the governance of Open JSC “Pella”.

In 2014 the tugboat will be delivered to the State Customer and put into operation within the RF Baltic Fleet.

The vessel is intended for towing and berthing operations in special areas comply with R2 navigation area (not more than 100 miles from place of shelter)

Technical parameters:
Length, max 28,5 m
Width, max 9,5 m
Draft 4,3 m
Speed ab. 12 knots
Bollard pull 47 tones
Class notation KM  Arc4 R2 Aut1 FF3 WS Tug by Russian Maritime Register of shipping.
Propulsion complex Z-drives US 205, Rolls-Royce, FPP into nozzle
Power 2x1500 kW at 1600 rpm, Cat 3512B

Deck equipment:

  • 10 t bow anchor-towing-mooring winch, Fluidmecanica, providing 1383 kN brakes keeping force;
  • towing hook SWL 47 t with quick release devise.
  • The tugboat is also equipped with crane-manipulator HM 6/3 S, Fluidmecanica, with the capacity of 910 kg at the boom of 6 m.

    In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 800 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system).

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