Pella Shipyard (Leningrad region) launches tugboat MB-97 for RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet (photo)
On June 10, 2015, Pella Shipyard (Leningrad region) launched the tugboat MB-97 of Project 02790 (PE-65), the shipyard’s press center says.
This year the vessel will join the Baltic Sea Fleet of RF Navy.
Tugboats are intended for towing ships, floating facilities offshore and in port waters. The multipurpose tugs can participate in search and salvage operations, assist in fire fighting at floating and onshore facilities and breaking 0.6-m-thick ice at a speed of up to 6-8 knots.
Vessel’s characteristics: displacement - 945 tonnes, LOA – 34.4 m, beam - about 12.1 m, draught – 4.4 m, speed – 13.5 knots, class notation - KM Arc4 R1 Аut1 FF3WS Tug by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
Deck equipment: bow double-drum anchor-towing-mooring electro-hydraulic winch М 140-180-2Т-2В-1С-FEH RED Fluidmecanica providing escort services, 20 t of bollard pull and 1860 kN of brake holding force; aft electro-hydraulic towing winch CHR-20-180-1Т-1С-ЕА RED Fluidmecanica, providing 20 t of bollard pull and 1800 kN of brake holding force; towing hook providing 650 kN of bollard pull with quick release device; cargo crane Fluidmecanica HLRM 45/5 S with lifting capacity of 19.5 kN at the boom of 13.5m.
In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 1500 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system).
JSC Pella Shipyard based in Russia’s Leningrad region was founded in 1950. In 1992 Pella was privatized as Pella Holding Co. comprising the parent company and several subsidiaries. The shipbuilding firm specializes in building harbor tugs with rated power of 1,000-5,000hp, pusher tugs, escort tugs, pilot boats and rescue boats for Russian and foreign customers.