Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant launches lead seagoing tug of project 23470 (photo)
Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant says it has launched the seagoing tug of project 23470. The vessel named Sergei Balk is the lead tug in the series of five vessels ordered to the shipyard by RF Defence Ministry. The vessel designed by Baltsudoproekt bureau was launched on December 27, 2016.
The tugboat is intended for towing of vessels, floating facilities and structures in ice-covered and ice-free water; assistance to vessels within port water area and mooring operations; escort operations in sea; extinguishing of fires on floating and shore-based facilities, extinguishing of fuel burning on water surface; refloating of ships and vessels.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation: EPP Tug.КМ Arc4  AUT1 FF3WS EPP Tug.
Key characteristics: LOA – 69.75 m; BOA-15.0 m; depth – 6.7 m; draugnt max – 5.2.
Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant (the managing company —CJSC «VP FINSUDPROM») is situated in the central part of Russia, on the bank of the river Volga. It is an Open Joint Stock Company since 1993. The company specializes in construction of both civil vessels and warships.