• 2019 June 18 11:39

    East-Siberian Inland Navigation Company launches bunkering tanker of Project RT37 for Baikal

    On 17 June 2019, East-Siberian Inland Navigation Company (ESINC) launched a unique bunkering tanker of Project RT37 for the Baikal lake. The ship ordered by FGI Rechvodput is being built for FBI “Administration of Baikal-Angara IWW Basin” under the contract dated 25 December 2017, says Marine Engineering Bureau, the ship designer.

    RT37 ship is a self-propelled bunkering tanker of Russian River Register’s M 3.0 (ice 30) A class. It is an eco-class vessel able to collect oily and waste waters as well as dry garbage. The ship is equipped with treatment plants.

    LOA – 51.60 m, BOA – 10.23 m, depth – 2.60 m, deadweight – about 280 t with draft of 1.8 m.

    Capacity of diesel fuel tanks - 82 cbm, cargo tanks for oil - 17 cbm, sewage tanks - 59 cbm, oily water tanks - 25 cbm, sludge tanks – 2.1 cbm.

    Speed with two main engines (261 kW each) - 16 km/h. Crew/places – 7/9.

    Designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau on the basis of already built ships RT-18 and RT-29, this vessel has got the highest river class - M, provided the draught of 1.80 m.

    Detailed design was developed by Nizhny Novgorod based GCPKB. According to GCPKB engineers, it is a "tanker-plant", not only collecting wastes, but also performing the treatment and fueling the serviced vessels. As of today, oily and waste waters on the Baikal lake are only collected by Samotlor facility operated by ESINC.

    According to regional authorities, more than 7,000 small-size vessels are registered on the Baikal today. During the navigation period Samotlor accepts about 700-800 tonnes of oily waters which is not sufficient to meet the environment requirements. Besides, Samotlor is located quite far from the northern part of the lake where discharge of bilge and sewage waters is not under control. Most of ships According to some estimates, 160 to 400 tonnes of oil products and waste water enters the Baikal annually. The new eco-ship will allow to drastically reduce the volume of oil-containing products, waste water and garbage contaminating the lake.

    The main function of the vessel is to accept from shore, transport, and to unload on shore or to another ship different oil products (with a flash point from above 60°C), diesel fuel, and lubricating oils with viscosity of up to 50 cSt at 50°C. But the vessel, named by its designing team as a "tanker-plant", not only loads the wastes, but also performs the treatment. The ship will also provide reception, cleaning or transportation to the place processing of oily water and sewage water, and dry garbage.

    The RT37 tanker is designed to operate in waves up to 3 meters high with 3% occurrence.

    Endurance (fuel, oil, food) – 15 days. Endurance (water) - 17 days. Dry garbage can be placed on the main deck in 37 containers (0.25 cbm each).

    The degree of purification ensured by the ship is sufficient for discharge into municipal sewage lines.

    The lead ship of Project RT37 was laid down in Irkutsk on 5 April 2018.




2019 November 12

14:03 Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for SunStone’s fifth Infinity-class 200 pax polar expedition cruise ship
13:35 Glavgosexpertiza of Russia approves survey findings under project for port construction on Novaya Zemlya
13:09 The Port of Gdansk connects Poland and Singapore
13:06 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:43 NMDC to complete fleet-wide conversion to Thordon seawater lubricated composite cutter shaft bearings
12:28 Admiral Makarov SUMIS confirmed unique competence in dynamic positioning operators training
11:44 RINA works with the National Technical University of Athens to support the future Young Engineers in Greece
11:19 IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities
10:47 Montreal, Canada to host 16th Arctic Shipping Summit on 11-12 March 2020
10:25 Number of new watercraft registrations increasing in Finland
10:23 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 12
10:01 Hydrographic surveys in the Vuoksi river system to ensure safe navigation
09:42 Fleet Xpress agreement marks new stage in Bourbon digitalisation strategy for offshore
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.11% to $62.26, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $56.92
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,345 points

2019 November 11

18:33 Alfa Laval opens new global Innovation & Test center outside Copenhagen
18:03 ABS issues industry-leading guide for firefighting for cargo areas of container carriers
17:54 Yantar shipyard launches lead rescue ship of Project 23700 named Voyevoda
17:48 Massterly and the future of autonomous shipping
17:25 Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M’19 grew by 3.2% to 701.48 million tonnes
17:03 Wärtsilä and PSA Marine achieve breakthrough in IntelliTug project
16:44 University of Rochester create a metallic structure that won't sink
16:39 Petersburg Oil Terminal transshipped 5.9 million tonnes of oil products in 9M’19, up 3.5% YoY
16:27 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 10M’2019 fell by 8.7% Y-o-Y to 27.3 million tonnes
16:15 LuminUltra warns of increased microbial influenced corrosion with IMO 2020 compliant fuels
16:08 USCG responds to aground Panamian-flagged cargo vessel north of Fishers Island
15:50 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 8,504 in RF spot market
15:37 Damen secures repeat order from B.C. Ferry Services
15:32 Wärtsilä’s single-source capability key to new vessels order
15:29 DP World’s JV wins concession for Berths No 11-12 of Port 2000 in Le Havre
15:02 LUKOIL reports preliminary operating data for Q3 and 9M of 2019
14:33 Rail terminal at Kiel’s Schwedenkai will get an additional track
14:19 APEM wins Enterprize Energy offshore wind farm contract
13:42 MCB Group enters the market of insurance expertise
13:21 Fleet Xpress agreement marks new stage in Bourbon digitalisation strategy for offshore
13:00 Bremenports launches campaign in the port Hinterland
12:35 IAPH tools assist safe bunkering of clean marine fuels
12:09 Van Oord announces new Executive Governance structure
11:48 Port of Barcelona promoted in Tokyo
11:26 Primorsk Marine Grain Terminal to be put into operation in 2024
11:09 Port of Oakland export volume jumped 10.8 percent in October 2019
10:50 Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet calls port of Malabo
10:09 Hapag-Lloyd to implement GRI for Trans-Pacific trade eastbound
09:54 Port of Southampton to host MSC Grandiosa UK launch
09:47 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 11
09:42 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.88% to $61.96, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.82% to $56.77
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,378 points
09:10 Port of Long Beach posts container volume of 688,425 TEUs in October 2019

2019 November 10

16:51 Vard Marine contracted to provide design package for two SeaFloat power barges
14:41 IMO: Skilled, ambitious and increasingly visible – maritime women profiled
13:37 ABS achieves new international safety standard
12:42 USCG responds to oil discharge in Honolulu
11:38 CMA CGM announces general rate restoration for Pakistan to Kenya and Tanzania trade
10:59 CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) signs contracts for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan

2019 November 9

15:23 GE Renewable Energy signs agreement with China Huaneng Group to build 715 MW wind farm in Henan province
14:03 HII authenticates keel of guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125)
12:57 BC Ferries adds 28 sailings for remembrance day weekend
11:53 Fincantieri reports 9.7% growth in revenues in Jan-Oct and total backlog above EUR 32bn with ships to be delivered up to 2027
10:31 First ever LNG bunkering at the Port of Nagoya, Japan

2019 November 8

18:26 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from West Med, Adriatic, Black Sea and East Med to Far East, Middle East Gulf and Red Sea