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Fleet of the Astrakhan Branch replenished with “Magomed Gadzhiyev” and “Petr Negodov” tugboats

The Astrakhan Branch acquired two tugboats of project No. 1439 – “Magomed Gadzhiyev” and “Petr Negodov”.

The tugboats are steel single-deck vessels with two propeller columns, with a median arrangement of the engine room and a two-tiered superstructure with a running bridge shifted to the bow.

The tractive effort on the hook is up to 45 tons.

These tugboats have no restrictions on the sea endurance. It allows them to carry out work on towing and delivering dredger anchors up to 188 km of the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Canal, since the main part of dredging takes place in the marine part of the canal. The tugboats have a 3-meter draft, which gives them an opportunity to safely perform their tasks at the dredging sites. Each tugboat is equipped with a manipulator crane with a lifting capacity of 10 tons, which will allow them to participate in the work on removing and installing navigation equipment in the water areas of the seaports of Astrakhan and Olya during the autumn and spring navigation periods.

With the replenishment of the branch's fleet with these vessels, the total number of vessels of the Astrakhan Branch increased to 43 vessels, including icebreakers of the branch, and the tugboat fleet – up to 5 vessels.

The Astrakhan Branch will use the tugboats to carry out work on the delivery of dredger working anchors, on towing support for mooring operations of dredging fleet vessels in the water areas of the seaports of Astrakhan, Olya and on the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Canal.

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“Magomed Gadzhiyev” and “Petr Negodov” tugboats were built in 2018.

The tugboat “Magomed Gadzhiyev” is named after Magomed Imadutdinovich Gadzhiyev, a Soviet submariner, commander of the 1st Division of the Northern Fleet Submarine Brigade in 1941-1942, Hero of the Soviet Union on 10.23.1942 (posthumously). The first native of the Republic of Dagestan to be awarded this highest honorary title.

The tugboat “Petr Negodov” is named after Petr Semenovich Negodov, a former marine transport worker who was awarded the honorary title of “Veteran of the Caspian Sea”, awarded numerous state and departmental awards, a participant in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, who worked for 57 years at the marine enterprises of the Caspian basin.

Main technical characteristics of vessels:

Vessel class: КМAUT3 tug
Length: 24.8 m
Width: 10 m
Hull height: 4.6 m
Draft: 3 m
Gross tonnage: 263
Area of navigation: unlimited A1+A2+A3
Sea endurance: 10 days (fuel reserves)
Stress on hook: 45 tons
Main propulsion power: 2x1 040 kW
Rate of sailing: 11 knots
Crew: 10 people