Navis-6, sixth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M, put into operation
The sixth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M, Navis-6, was put into operation on 30 September 2019, says Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB), the ship designer.
The ship was ordered by State Transport Leasing Company PJSC with Navis-1 as a leaseholder. The series numbers eight multifunctional dry cargo ships of this design.
According to MEB classification, RSD32M vessels refer to the "Azov 5000" type ships with their main task of transporting conventional batches of grain (5,000 tonnes) from Azov and Caspian ports given the draught of 4.20 meters typical for these regions.
RSD32M vessels are intended to replace obsolete and worn out vessels of Sormovsky and Volgo-Balt types, which are intensely involved in this segment.
RSD32M vessels can be operated for transportations of general and bulk cargo including grain, packaged and round timber, scrap metal, bunches and rolls of metal, large-sized and heavy-lift cargoes, coal, dangerous goods of 1 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are internal waterways of European part of RF; Azov, Caspian, Black, Mediterranean Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
Being shorter than Volgo-Don Max ships, RSD32M vessels are cheaper to build and operate.
Class notation: КМ Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2,3) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. Complies with all international conventions in force at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
Key particulars: LOA – 123.17 m, BOA – 16.72 m, depth – 5.5 m, river/sea deadweight (with draft of 3.6 m / 4.2 m) - 3,833 DWT / 5,157 DWT, maximum sea deadweight (with draft of 4.745) – 6,221, speed – 10 knots, capacity of hold – 8,804 cbm (8 holds), endurance in sea - 20 days, crew – 11, total number of places – 14, pilot cabin is provided.
Designed service life of the hull - 24 years.
The Navis-6 was laid down on 27 December 2018 and launched on 30 July 2019.