Pella Shipyard launches tugboat RB-369 of Project 16609 built for RF Navy
Pella Shipyard has launched the tugboat RB-369 of the project 16609 (Hull No 632).
Upon completion of the trials the ship will be delivered to the state customer and join RF Navy’s Northern Fleet.
The tugboat is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor and coastal areas which comply with R2 navigation area (not more than 100 miles from place of shelter), performing of escort operations at the speed of 10 knots, refloating of ships and vessels, fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects, oil and petroleum content products, cargo transportation, ice breaking, rescue and special purpose operations.
Ship's general characteristics: LOA – 28.5 m, breadth overall – 9.5 m, draft – 4.3 m, operational speed – nearly 12 knots, RS class notation - KM Arc4 R2 Аut1 FF3 WS Tug.
Deck equipment: bow electro-hydraulic anchor-towing-mooring winch Fluidmecanica providing 100 kN of bollard pull and 1383 kN of brake holding force; towing hook GMH-75 providing 481 kN of bollard pull with quick release device.
In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 800 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system).
SC Pella Shipyard based in Russia’s Leningrad region was founded in 1950. In 1992 Pella was privatized as Pella Holding Co. comprising the head office and several subsidiaries. The shipbuilding firm specializes in building tractor tugs with rated power of 1,000hp to 5,000hp, push boats, escort tugs, pilot boats and SAR boats for Russian customers and for foreign customers.