Russian Navy's BF Commissions Two New Tugboats of Project 16609

Russian Navy’s State commission has officially accepted two tugboats of project 16609 built by the Pella Shipyard for the for Baltic Fleet (BF). The two tugs will bare the names “Delphin” (building No 618, project 16609) and “Kasatka” (building No 619, project 16609).

These tugs of project 16609 are Azimuth tugs intended for harbor, coastal and offshore towing and berthing operations as well as for firefighting operations, oil spill removal. At the nearest time the tugboats will be transported by inland waterways to port of Murmansk, after that the tugs will be put into operation in Russian Navy Northern Fleet.

Distinguishing features of the project 16609:

  • High maneuverability
  • High level of automation and centralization of control ensuring security and comfort of piloting
  • Operational reliability also in severe ice conditions
  • Free aft deck
  • Installation of equipment of the world leading manufacturers
  • Comfortable compartments for work and rest ease of operation
  • High economic efficiency

Technical information:

Length overall 28.5 m

Width overall 9.5 m

Drought max 4.3 m

Speed 12.5 knots

Bollard pull 39-54 t

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 11, 2012; Image: pellaship

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Posted on June 11, 2012

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