2021 May 20 10:10

Astrol takes delivery of fifth dry cargo carriers of Project RSD59

Image source: MIB
The ship was ordered by STLC

On 18 May 2021, Astrol took delivery of the fifth multipurpose dry cargo carriers of Project RSD59, Astrol-5, says Marine Engineering Bureau, the ship designer.

Okskaya Shipyard is to build 18 vessels of the RSD59 series. The first five will be delivered to Petrotrans, the next ten – to Astrol with three more newly contracted ships. The first eight vessels have already been put into operation.

The ships were ordered by State Transport Leasing Company with shipping company Astrol as a leaseholder.

The RSD59 series vessels are being built to Volgo-Don Max class and have the maximum possible dimensions to transit the Volga-Don Canal.

The RSD59 series vessels were designed for transportation of break bulk, bulk, container, timber, grain and oversize cargo, dangerous goods (Classes 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 IMDG Code and BC Code’s Appendix B in the Caspian Sea, in the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including sailings around Europe and to the Irish Sea in winter season.

The new series is a successor of RSD49 design which had three holds. RSD59 ships with extra full hull forms have a unique second hold, the largest among Volgo-Don Max ships. 

The vessel’s class notation is КМ  Ice2(hull; power) R2 АUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping which meets all the requirements of international conventions in force at the time of the vessel's laying. 
Deadweight in the sea with draft of 4.706 m – 8,144 t; Deadweight in river with draft of 3.60 m – 5,320 t. The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m. The capacity of cargo holds is 11,400 cubic meters. The operating speed is 10.5 knots. Endurance in sea - 20 days. Crew - 11, berths - 14. There is a sanitary cabin and a pilot cabin.

Astrol-1 was laid down on 28 January 2020 and put into operation on 14 November 2020.

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