Khabarovsk Shipyard laid down first tugboat of Project 00440 for Amur Shipyard
On 27 November 2018, Khabarovsk Shipyard (a company of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), laid down the first tugboat in a series of Project 00440 ships ordered by Amur Shipyard (USC company). Khabarovsky Shipyard says the second seagoing tugboat will be laid down in the nearest months.
The lessor under the contract is Mashpromleasing, a subsidiary of USC. The tugboat was designed by Vympel design bureau (also a USC company).
Amur Shipyard is going to deploy its new tugboats for moving newbuilds to Vladivostok for outfitting, sea and mooring trials with further delivery to the customers, as well as for providing of towing services.
The lead ship is to be built in 2019 with the second one to be completed in 2020.
Key particulars: LOA – 35 m; BOA – 9.5 m; draft – no more than 3.5 m; speed – 12 knots; crew – 8.
Khabarovsk Shipyard is one of the largest shipbuilding plants in the Far East of Russia. Throughout its history the shipyard has built over 350 warships and civil vessels of different classes and projects. More than 20 warships have been exported to India, Syria, Cuba, Korea.