The special purpose tugboat “Belukha” (Building No 629, project 16609) which is building for Main Administration of the deep ware investigations of the Ministry of Defense has successfully passed its sea trials
In the current year the tugboat will be delivered to the State Customer and put into operation within Baltic Fleet Navy.
The tugboat is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor and coastal areas which comply with R2 navigation area (not more than 100 miles from 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, cargo transportation, ice breaking and rescue and special purpose operations as well.
|Technical data of the project 16609|
|Length, max||28,5 m|
|Width, max||9,5 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||2x1500 kW at 1600 rpm, Cat 3512B|
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.
In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 800 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system).