Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot takes delivery of lead firefighting tugboat of Project TG-17

by Hans | November 17th, 2016

On 11 November 2016, acceptance/delivery certificate was signed for firefighting tugboat Penai, Project TG-17, built by Okskaya Shipyard (part of UCL Holding) for Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency), says Marine Engineering Bureau, the ship designer.

The vessel is intended for towing of vessels and floating facilities in marine conditions; participation in oil spill response operations as an auxiliary transport for delivery of dedicated equipment and for installation of booms; assistance in firefighting operations at floating and coastal facilities for transportation of general cargo on the deck with loading/unloading of cargo by port facilities or onboard crane.
The vessel’s area of navigation – sea districts corresponding to R1 area. Radio equipment can be operated in А1, А2, А3 areas.
The vessel’s characteristics: LOA – about 30.73 m; waterline length – 29.24 m; BOA – about 9.70 m; waterline beam – 9.10 m; depth – 4.10 m; draught – 3.1 m; speed – 10.0 knots; endurance – 10 days. Crew – 7, places – 12.
RS class notation: КМ  Arc 4 R1 AUT3-C FF3WS Tug.

The contract for construction of the firefighting tugboat TG-17 designed by Marine Engineering Bureau LLC was signed on April 8, 2015. The vessel was launched on 9 September 2016.

Okskaya Shipyard is a modern shipbuilding enterprise (member of VBTH, a division of UCL Holding). Okskaya Shipyard specializes in the construction of oil tankers and medium-tonnage mixed ‘river-sea’ class dry cargo vessels, containerships, special vessels and barges.

UCL Holding is an international transport group, consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, rail, stevedoring and logistics companies. UCL Holding also includes North-West Shipping and Volga Shipping companies, VF Tanker, a portfolio of shipbuilding and cruising assets.

(Source: PortNews)

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