Istanbul headquartered Palmali Group took delivery of 7,100 DWT tanker Shovket Alekperova on August 30, which is the seventh tanker of the RST22M project, reports Marine Engineering Bureau in a press release.
A distinctive features of RST22M, RST22, 005RST01 and RST12 design tankers are fully revolving rudder propellers, an increased trunk, and submersible cargo pumps. The tankers do not have a longitudinal bulkhead in the CL, and no framing in their cargo tanks.
The Volgo-Don Max. class vessels satisfy the Volga-Don Canal and the Volga-Baltic Waterway dimensions. The length of a RST22M vessel is 139.95 m, with a 16.6 m breadth, and a 6 m depth.
The new tankers have a deadweight increased by 750 tonnes at sea, and an increased capacity of cargo tanks, while maintaining river capabilities.
The vessels fully meet new international requirements for the transportation of vegetable oils, including two-compartment subdivision.
The vessel is equipped with two medium-speed diesels, 1,200 kW each, operating on IFO380.