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Hopper dredger launch at Onezhsky Shipbuilding and Ship-Repairing Plant

A solemn ceremony was held at the Onezhsky Shipbuilding and Ship-Repairing Plant in Petrozavodsk August 23, 2019 to launch the Yury Maslyukov hopper dredger.

The event involved Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Sergei Vakhrukov, Head of the Republic of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov, FSUE “Rosmorport” Deputy General Director for the Fleet Vasily Strugov, rector of St Petersburg State Maritime Technical University Gleb Turichin, director of the Onego Shipyard Vladimir Maizus, and other officials.

Ekaterina Tsvetkova, who engaged herself in the maritime industry just like her parents, has become a godmother of the hopper dredger. Over 15 years she has been working in FSUE “Rosmorport” and advanced from internal accounting top specialist to senior accountant – chief of the department for methodology accounting and reporting.

According to the fleet tradition, a bottle of champagne has been smashed against the vessel’s hull marking the beginning of its new life. Dancing groups have performed on the occasion of the holiday. Thematic songs have been rendered.

The TSDH-2000 dredger is an up-to-date, powerful and fuel-miser vessel, which represents the synthesis of new technical solutions and operating experience of the earlier built TSHD-1000 dredgers with the capacity of the hold of 1000 cubic meters. The hopper dredger is named in honor of Soviet and Russian statesman Yury Maslyukov and intended to be used by the FSUE “Rosmorport” Arkhangelsk Branch.

FSUE “Rosmorport” is planning to use the dredger to maintain ordered navigational depths and ensure navigation safety in rough environments of the northern area – in the water area of and on the approaches toward the seaport of Arkhangelsk and in the seaport of Kaliningrad in the autumn and in the winter periods.

The vessel was laid down on November 17, 2017. Upon putting afloat, the construction of the dredger will be finished. The commissioning of mechanisms and equipment, harbor testing and running trials will be made.

The vessel’s key particulars

Total length
84.8 m
Length between perpendiculars
7.3 m
16.2 m
Dredging draft:
5.1 m
Maximum digging depth:    
22 m
Hold capacity:
2,000 cbm