New Boats of Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch
08.12.2014The Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch has received four new vessels: the General Rayevsky, the Admiral Lazarev and the Admiral Serebryakov dock tugs, and Irbis buoy tender.
The boats were delivered from Port of Rotterdam to Novorossiysk Seaport on 25 November 2014 by Pangani cargo vessel.
After completion of the necessary technical preliminaries on 28 November 2014 the vessels were set afloat for performance trials and pre-commissioning.
The Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch is going to extend the range of its services in the seaports of Anapa, Gelendzhik, Kavkaz, Novorossiysk, Taman, Temryuk and Tuapse with the help of the new boats.
With Admiral Lazarev and Admiral Serebryakov tugs the branch will start to provide towage services while mooring, shifting or other movement of vessels in the waters of Novorossiysk Seaport. The General Rayevsky tug will also provide towage services along with other tugs of the branch in Gelendzhik seaport.
The Irbis buoy tender will enable the branch to maintain aids to navigation on its own, without employing other organizations. It will also perform survey works in the waters of Anapa, Gelendzhik, Kavkaz, Novorossiysk, Taman, Temryuk and Tuapse seaports
The three tugs Admiral Lazarev, Admiral Serebryakov and General Rayevskiy were symbolically named after the three founders of Novorossiysk city – M.P. Lazarev, L.M. Serebryakov and N.N. Rayevsky consequently.
The General Rayevsky tug and the Irbis buoy tender were built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem (the Netherlands) in 2014 by order of FSUE “Rosmorport”.
The Admiral Lazarev and Admiral Serebryakov tugs were also built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in 2009.
General technical characteristics of the vessels: