29 May 2013

The tugboat “RB-405” (Building No 624, project 16609) has successfully passed its yard and sea trials

In the current year the tugboat will be delivered to the Russian Navy and put into operation within Pacific Fleet Navy.

The tugboat is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor, roadsteads and coastal areas which comply with R2 navigation area (not more than 100 miles from the place of shelter), performing of escort operations at the speed of 10 knots, refloating of ships and vessels, fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects, oil and petroleum content products spill removal, transportation of cargoes, ice breaking, rescue and special purpose operations.

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 ?ut1 FF3 WS Tug by Russian Maritime Register of shipping.
Propulsion complex Z-drives US 205, Rolls-Royce, FPP into nozzle
Power 2?1500 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.

    For fire-fighting operations the vessel is equipped with external fire-fighting system made by FFS (800 m3/h, 2 water-foam monitors, water curtains system).

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