ODEAA, SEPTEMBER 7th, 2011, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE — Volga Shipping has started exploitation of the fifth dry cargo vessel of a series under Project RSD44 — M/V Captain Sergeyev designed by Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB) headquartered in Odesa, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.
The press service of MEB informed today, 7 September.
According to the press service, yesterday, 6 September, Volga Shipping accepted for operation the fifth dry-cargo ship Captain Sergeyev under Project RSD44 (DWT in the river — 5 thousand 540 tons) of Volga Max class.
The ship was built at Oka Shipyard, Russia.
Earlier ships of the series are M/V Captain Ruzmankin, M/V Captain Zagryadtsev, M/V Captain Krasnov and M/V Captain Gudovich — operated by Volga Shipping Company and used to carry bulk cargo.
In total, within the scope of the new series designed to replace the foundation of today’s river dry cargo fleet — the Volga-Dons and the Volga, it is planned to build the first phase of 10 vessels.
New dry Volga Max cargo ships (project RSD44) are designed to transport general, bulk, timber and bulk cargoes, grain, lumber, potash and fertilizer, sulphur, coal, paper, building materials, steel products, as well as up to 140 containers on inland waterways of the Russian Federation.
The vessel’s DWT with a draught of 3.6 m in the river is about 5 thousand 543 tons, with a draught of 3.53 meters at sea — 5 thousand 562 tons. The volume of the cargo holds — 7 90 thousand cubic meters.
INFORMATION: OJSC Marine Engineering Bureau was registered on March, 23rd, 1995 in Odesa, Ukraine. It was founded by a group of scientists of the Shipbuilding Department, Odesa National Maritime University. OJSC Marine Engineering Bureau works out pre-contract classification projects, projects of “conversion”, upgrade and renewal of sea vessels for internal and mixed journeys. They also prepare projects for increasing carrying and container capacities of ships and other related work.