8 June 2017
At the nearest time the trials will be carried out and after that the tugboat will be delivered to the foreign Customer. The representatives of the Customer, Administration of Kirovsky region, the management of the Shipyard and workers participated at the launching ceremony. The vessel was sanctified by Churchman Nikolay of the Church of St. Prince Vladimir Equal to the Apostles.
The tugboat is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor and coastal areas which comply with R3 navigation area, refloating of ships and vessels, assistance in ports, fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects.
Length max 25,4 m
Width max 8,8 m
Draught 3,72 m
Speed 11,5 knots
Classificaion KM * Arc4 R3 Aut3 Tug by Russian Register of shipping.
Propulsion system Z-drives US 205, Rolls-Royce, FPP into nozzle
Powerplant 2x1118 kW at 1800 rpm, Caterpillar 3512C
• bow anchor-towing-mooring winch, DMT–Marine Equipment with towing force 100 kN, providing 847 kN brakes keeping force;
• towing hook DMT–Marine Equipment with SWL 47 tones and quick release devise.
The tugboat is also equipped with crane-manipulator PC 2700M, Palfinger, with the capacity of 460 kg at the boom of 5 m. In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 600 m3/h, 2 water foam monitors, water curtains system).
Image by Pella Shipyard
Pella Shipyard press release