On August 23rd 2012, keel laying for the seventh 7150 DWT, out of ten ordered, river/sea type vessel of RSD49 project (Yard № 407) took place at Nevsky Shipyard, LLC.
The vessels of Project RSD49 refer to Volgo-Don Max class. It means that vessels displacement meet the requirements for dimensions of Volga-Don Shipping Canal:
Length overall- 139,95 m
Breadth overall- 16,70 m
высота борта – 6,00 м.
Capacity of cargo holds – 10920 m3
Deadweight in river (draft 3.6 m) – about 4520 t,
Deadweight at sea (draft 4.7 m) – about 7150 t
Service speed – 11,5 knots
The endurance at sea is 20 days.
Ship crew – 10 people, places – 12. A sanitary cabin and a cabin for pilot are provided onboard.
World Maritime News, August 24, 2012; Image: nssz