St Petersburg December 10, 2014 - Pella Shipyard held a launching ceremony today for yet another multipurpose salvage tugboat "MB-123" of new project 02980 (PS-45, Hull No 802).
This is the second vessel in a series of salvage tugs under construction for the Russian Navy.
The serial tug is designed to perform ranged services: towing of seagoing vessels, floating units and structures in the ice and clean waters, supplying offshore facilities with equipment and materials, fast supply of personnel and goods, assisting construction at offshore facilities in the sea, participation in salvage operations, providing assistance to stricken ships, conduct SAR operations and evacuation of people, providing them with medical care, rescue operation in areas of shipping, offshore oil and gas fields, extinguish fires on floating and shore-based facilities, extinguish burning oil on the sea surface, and response to oil spills.
Also the tug can assist in cargo transshipments at ports, operate on shallow waters and coastal shelf, support diving works. The ice class tug is able break the 1-meter-thick ice at a speed of 2÷5 knots and escort ships at speed of 10 knots.
General characteristics: length overall - 48 m, breadth overall - 13 m, draft - 5.4 m, speed - 14.5 knots, bollard pull - 80 tonnes, displacement - 1,216 tonnes, main engines rated power - 2x2666 kW.
JSC Pella Shipyard based in Russia’s Leningrad region was founded in 1950. In 1992 Pella was privatized as Pella Holding Co. comprising the parent company and several subsidiaries. The shipbuilding firm specializes in building harbor tugs with rated power of 1,000-5,000hp, pusher tugs, escort tugs, pilot boats and rescue boats for Russian and foreign customers.