Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Conducts Test Mooring of Ferry At Berth Under Reconstruction in Kavkaz Seaport
16.04.2015On 15 April 2015 the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch conducted a test mooring of the Krym automobile and passenger ferry to berth No.8 being reconstructed in Kavkaz Seaport.
Reconstruction of the berth was performed by the branch from January to April 2015 in order to increase the number of mooring places for large capacity ferries in Kavkaz Seaport. During the works a unified berth line was created and an area for ferry ramp landing was built. Realization of the planned steps will allow to receive automobile passenger ferries like Ionas, Krym, Glikofiluosa and Nikolay Aksenenko with the following dimensions: length – up to 102,2 metres, breadth – up to 18 metres, and draught – up to 4.9 metres.
It is planned to complete all the building and installation works at berth No. 8 in Kavkaz Seaport in the end of the current month.
Implementation of the project is aimed to provide uninterrupted functioning of the Kerch ferry line.
Major technical characteristics of the Krym ferry:
LOA – 92.3 metres;
Breadth – 17.8 metres;
Draught – 3.8 metres;
Gross tonnage – 2,471 tons;
Speed – 13 knots;
Capacity – passengers – 685;
– automobiles – 160.