14 August 2014

The State Commission has accepted the special purpose tugboat «Belukha» of project 16609 (building No 629)

The tugboat was built for the Main Administration of the deep water investigations of the Ministry of Defense and at the nearest time will be delivered to the home station - Lomonosov. The tugboat will be put into operation within the Baltic Fleet Navy.

Assignment: 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
Draft 3,4 m
Speed ab. 12 knots
Bollard pull 49 tones
Class notation KM  Arc4 R2 Aut1 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

Deck equipment:

  • 10 t bow anchor-towing-mooring winch, Fluidmecanica, providing 1383 kN brakes keeping force;
  • towing hook SWL 49 t with quick release devise.
  • The tugboat is also equipped with crane-manipulator HM 6/3 S, Fluidmecanica, with the capacity of up to 7 000 kg (3 000 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).

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