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24 October 2013

The unique operation for the loading of six tugboats on board of the vessel HHL Lagos of specialized company Hansa Heavy Lift (Germany) has successfully completed

The unique operation for the loading of six tugboats on board of the vessel HHL Lagos of specialized company Hansa Heavy Lift (Germany) has successfully completed. The tugboats will be transferred to Vladivostok through the Northern Sea Route. The loading lasted for more than a week. The ferry trip to deliver tugs will take approximately 30 days.

Six tugboats as follows two marine tugboats of project PE-65 “MB-92” and “MB-93” (building NoNo 503 and 504) and four tugboats of projects 16609 “RB-402”, “RB-403”, “RB-404”, “RB-405” (building NoNo 621, 622, 623, 624) were built at shipyard “Pella” in 2013. Before the end of the year the vessels will be put into operation within Russian Navy Pacific Fleet.

The total weight of six tugboats reached 3 000 tons. To provide the loading of the tugboats from the water the shipyard "Pella" has manufactured a special lifting devices those were fastened under water by divers, and the tugboats were secured on the deck of the vessel with the help of a special metal structures (keel blocks). It needed 200 tons of metal to produce the keel blocks.

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 project PE-65

Length max 34,4 m
Width max 12,1 m
Draft 4,4 m
Speed 13,5 knots
Bollard pull 63 t
Classificaion ??  Arc4 R1 ?ut1 FF3WS EscortTug by Russian Maritime Register of shipping.
Propulsion system Z-drive US 255 FP, Rolls-Royce, FPP into nozzles
Powerplant 2*1864 kW, 1600 r/min, Cat 3516B
Powerplant 2*1864 kW, 1600 r/min, Cat 3516B

Full load displacement is 860 t.

Deck equipment:

  • bow double-drum anchor-towing-mooring electro-hydraulic winch ? 140-180-2?-2?-1?-FEH RED Fluidmecanica providing escort services, 20 t of bollard pull and 1860 kN of brake holding force;
  • aft electro-hydraulic towing winch CHR-20-180-1?-1?-?? 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).




    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 ?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

    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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