St Petersburg December 18, 2015 - On December 17, Pella shipyard (Leningrad Region) completed mooring and manufacturer’s trials of tugboat MB-97 of Project 02790 (Hull No 508), the shipyard says.
In the nearest time the vessel will be delivered to the basing site in Lomonosov (Leningrad Region) and the tug will join the Baltic Sea Fleet of RF Navy.
In the nearest time state commission will commence the acceptance procedure.
Tugboats are intended for towing ships, floating facilities offshore and in port waters. The multipurpose tugs can escort vessels at a speed of up to 10 knots, participate in search and salvage operations, assist in fire fighting at floating and onshore facilities and breaking 0.6-m-thick ice at a speed of up to 6-8 knots.
Vessel’s characteristics: displacement - 945 tonnes, LOA – 34.4 m, beam - about 12.1 m, draught – 4.4 m, speed – 13.5 knots, class notation - KM Arc4 R1 Аut1 FF3WS Tug by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
Deck equipment: bow double-drum anchor-towing-mooring electro-hydraulic winch М 140-180-2Т-2В-1С-FEH RED Fluidmecanica providing escort services, 20 t of bollard pull and 1860 kN of brake holding force; aft electro-hydraulic towing winch CHR-20-180-1Т-1С-ЕА RED Fluidmecanica, providing 20 t of bollard pull and 1800 kN of brake holding force; towing hook providing 650 kN of bollard pull with quick release device; cargo crane Fluidmecanica HLRM 45/5 S with lifting capacity of 19.5 kN at the boom of 13.5m.
In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 1500 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system).
The tug was launched on January 28, 2015.