30 April 2014

The tugboat «Belukha» of the project 16609 building No 629 of the Acceptance Program of 2014 has been launched.

The solemn ceremony was participated by vice-admiral Alexey Burilichev, the senior officer of the military unit 40056, representatives of the military units 40056 and 369, authority of the shipyard “Pella”.
The vessel was sanctified by Churchman Andrey of the Church of Alexander Nevsky.
This year the tugboat will be delivered to the Russian Navy and put into operation within the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Federation.
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 4,3 m
Speed ab. 12 knots
Bollard pull 47 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 47 t with quick release devise.
  • 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).

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