The launching of the second in the series of 10 self-propelled dry-cargo vessels project RSD49, yard number 402 took place at slipway of “Nevsky Shipyard”, LLC.
On June 26, 2012 the launching of the second in the series of 10 self-propelled dry-cargo vessels project RSD49, yard number 402 took place at slipway of “Nevsky Shipyard”, LLC. The vessels are being built for “North -Western Shipping Company”, JSC. The project is developed by «Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb», JSC.
The vessels of Project RSD49 refer to «Volgo-Don Max» class. It means that vessels displacement meet the requirements for dimensions of Volga-Don Shipping Canal:
Length overall- 139,95 m
Breadth overall- 16,70 m
высота борта - 6,00 м.
Capacity of cargo holds - 10920 m3
Deadweight in river (draft 3.6 m) - about 4520 t
Deadweight at sea (draft 4.7 m) - about 7150 t
Service speed - 11,5 knots
Vessel class: КМIce2R2AUT1-C Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general and bulk cargoes including grain, timber, coil, large-dimension and heavy-weight cargoes and hazardous cargoes of classes 1, 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 of IMDG Code and the Appendix B of the BC Code in the Caspian Sea as well as in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Baltic Sea, White Sea, North Sea including routes around Europe and on the Irish Sea in winter.
The feature of the vessel of project RSD49 is the existence of a big middle hold in fifty two meters long, which makes it possible to transport “design” oversize and heavy-lift cargoes in one way voyage Europe-Caspian Sea. It should affect significantly on cumulative finance result.
The endurance at sea is 20 days.
Ship crew - 10 people, places - 12. A sanitary cabin and a cabin for pilot are provided onboard.