Pella shipyard completes mooring trials of tugboat Afalina (Project 16609) built for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet (photo)
On November 16, Pella Shipyard successfully completed mooring trials of tugboat Afalina, Project 16609 (Hull No 630) built for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, press center of the shipbuilding company says.
State acceptance committee will commene the acceptance procedure in the nearest time. Upon completion of the state tests, the tugboat will be delivered to the state customer and join the Black Sea Fleet of RF Navy.
The tugboat is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor and coastal areas which comply with R2 navigation area (not more than 100 miles from place of shelter).
Ship's general characteristics: LOA – 28.5 m, breadth overall – 9.5 m, draft – 4.3 m, operational speed – nearly 12 knots, RS class notation - KM Arc4 R2 Аut1 FF3 WS Tug.
Deck equipment: bow electro-hydraulic anchor-towing-mooring winch Fluidmecanica providing 10 t of bollard pull and 1383 kN of brake holding force; 47 t towing hook SWL with quick release device.
In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 800 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system).
SC Pella Shipyard based in Russia’s Leningrad region was founded in 1950. In 1992 Pella was privatized as Pella Holding Co. comprising the head office and several subsidiaries. The shipbuilding firm specializes in building tractor tugs with rated power of 1,000hp to 5,000hp, push boats, escort tugs, pilot boats and SAR boats for Russian and foreign customers.
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