Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch News

Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Fleet Replenishment

In accordance with FSUE “Rosmorport” Order No. 587 dated 29.11.2016, new Bata workboat was transferred to the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch.

The vessel of ST23WIM was constructed under the FSUE “Rosmorport” Order on the Onezhsky Ship Building and Ship Repairing Plant in August 2016. The boat has successfully passed running trials on the Petrozavodsky Bay water area of the Onega Lake. In November 2016, under its own power the vessel, having passed across inner water ways and the Azov sea over 3.5 thousand miles for 15 days, performed transition from Petrozavodsk to the seaport of Temryuk.

This vessel became the 4th mark boat and the 14th vessel in the Taman Department fleet.

The distinctive feature of Bata workboats with “ICE 2” ice class is that it is able to navigate in fine ice with thickness up to 20 cm.

The Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch plans to use the boat for the Branch pilots delivery to and removal from vessels, as well as for pilotage escort on the waterways in the water areas and on the approaches to the seaports of Caucasus, Taman and Temryuk.

Besides, the vessel will be involved in rescue operations, patrolling of water areas, as well as for delivery of crew members and supplies to vessels.

For reference:
Bata workboat was named after the ancient name, which Novorossiysk had in V century BC.
Main specifications of the vessel:

Vessel class:



22,81 m


6,01 m


1,45 m

Gross tonnage:

81 р.m

Main engines number and capacity:

2х412 kW

Area of navigation:

Area limited by R3-RSN


5 days

Maximum speed:

12 knots 

Maximum weight of
transported cargo:

500 kg


2 people

Number of transported special personnel:

5 people