Russia: Okskaya Shipyard Launches Eight Vessel Out of 10 Multipurpose Bulk Carriers
On October 14 the eight vessel out of 10 multipurpose bulk carriers under RSD-44 project for Volga Shipping Company was launched at Okskaya shipyard (Navashino, Nizhegorodskaya region). Sunday, 16.Oct.2011, 21:59 (GMT+3)
On October 14 the eight vessel out of 10 multipurpose bulk carriers under RSD-44 project for Volga Shipping Company was launched at Okskaya shipyard (Navashino, Nizhegorodskaya region). Vessel was called âCaptain Yurovâ. Six motor vessels of this series are already working on the inner waterways, seventh vessel âCaptain Afanasievâ is now being tested at the Okskaya Shipyard.
Bulk carriers RSD-44 are suitable for the transportation of bulk, general cargoes and containers and will replace the vessels of the previous series âVolga-Donâ. New vessels have precedence over the previous vessels in performance, environmental friendliness, economical efficiency and vessel convenience. Capacity of the vessels under RSD44 project amounts to 5.5 thousand tons, which is by 500 tons more then the capacity of Volgo-Don bulk carriers. Overall height of new vessels is twice less and amounts only to 8 meters.
This will allow the vessels to pass under the bridges of Russian cities without raising them, which will reduce the time of cargo delivery. The vessels will be maximally automated and equipped by modern steering columns, which will increase maneuverability and steering quality.
All dry bulk vessels of this series have been called after captains of Volga Shipping Company, who perished in Stalingrad battle.