Rosmorport has taken delivery of four ice-class tugs and two hybrid-electric propulsion workboats to enhance vessel handling in eastern Russia
It has started operating three Arc4 azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugboats in the seaport of Vladivostok in the Russian far east. Rosmorport has also taken delivery of two Ice3 R2 workboats and another Arc4 ASD tug in the port of Vanino.
The Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) held a flag ceremony for the four ice-class ASD tugs in Vladivostok on 21 July. Tugboats Emar, Sukhodol and Askold will work in Vladivostok port and Truzhenik is destined for Vanino port.
These tugs were built by Damen Shipyards in China to Damen ASD 3010 design and classification requirements of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and were transported to eastern Russia on cargo ship IMKE in June.
Emar, Sukhodol and Truzhenik were built as 29.8-m tugs with beams of 10.4 m as part of Project 3010. They are equipped with two main engines of total power output of 3,840 kW, producing 56 tonnes of bollard pull. Askold is a smaller tug (26.5 m in length and 9.5 m in breadth) with two engines developing total power of 2,600 kW and delivering 40 tonnes of bollard pull.
Also in Vanino, Rosmorport received workboats Anatoly Klimov and the Viktor Voronov on 10 July. These were built by Onego Shipyard with hybrid propulsion that combines engines with batteries to drive electric propulsion units.
This enables these workboats to operate on optimal propulsion mode. They can move at a speed of up to six knots, without the main engine or diesel generators running, using batteries as a power source.
Anatoly Klimov and the Viktor Voronov were built for inspecting the state of navigable waters, examination and environmental monitoring and participating in rescue operations. These workboats can also be used for embarking and disembarking pilots and providing pilotage in navigable waters.
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