2019 April 22 13:07

Nobel Bros Shipyard re-launches refurbished pusher OTA-953

Rybinsk, Russia based Nobel Brothers Shipbuilding & Shiprepair Yard says that on April 19, 2019, the pusher tug of the 758 AM series OTA-953 was re-launched. The towboat has completed the inter-navigational drydocking and repair.

The scope of work included repair of Azipod propulsion units, detection of faults and repair of the hull and electrical equipment, painting of the underwater hull.

Main particulars: YB - 1985, M 2,0 Ice 20 A Class, LOA - 41.5 m, beam - 13.0 m, loaded draught - 2.5 m, light draught - 2.13 m, overall height with superstructures (light draught) - 13.77 m.

Nobel Brothers Shipyard LLC (Nobel Bros Shipyard) based in Rybinsk of Russia was founded in 1907. Today, this is the largest shipbuilding firm in the Upper Volga: the yard encompasses 214,000 sq. km, the company's workforce is 500 employees. The shipyard specializes in the construction, maintenance, repair and refitting of sea-going and river multipurpose vessels with 6500DWT, a length of 140 m, beam of 17 m and launching weight of 2700 tonnes. The range includes dry bulk carriers, tankers, barges, container ships, timber carriers, diving support and hydrographic vessels, harbour vessels, workboats, oil boom workboats; hulls of various types and modern comfortable yachts.