Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch News

Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch fleet replenishment

Pursuant to FSUE “Rosmorport” Order No 68 of February 07, 2018 the Redut non self-propelled spoon dredge has been given to the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch.

The Redut dredger became the eighth vessel of the dredging fleet and the 42rd vessel of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch fleet.

The vessel was built at the De Donge shipyard (the Netherlands) in 1977. Before the vessel had been given to the Branch the dredger was used in the seaport of Big Port St Petersburg.

The dredger represents the Liebher-992 hydraulic excavator assembled on the pontoon with three pillar supports and equipped with several scoops of different volume in order to develop soil of Categories 1-5.

Various dredging operations in constrained areas and water areas of seaports can be carried out with the use of the dredger to develop the necessary quantity of soil to the specified accuracy. A specific characteristic of the dredger consists of its technical capacity of strict positioning and autonomous work.

Upon completion of repair works on the vessel in order to restore the class of the vessel the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch is planning to use the Redut dredger in the seaports of Temryuk and Kavkaz to carry out dredging operations in the water areas of the seaports and on the approaches toward them.

For reference:
The Redut dredger was named as one of the types of fortified earthfill structures of closed-loop cycle with a rampart and a ditch designed for all-round defense.

Vessel Class:
К  R3 Dredger
Total length
37.0 m;
Total breadth
15.00 m;
Hull height:
3 m;
2.15 m;
Gross capacity:
359 register tons;

Endurance (fresh water capacity):   

15 days;
Dredging equipment type:
Liebher excavator with the backward
bucket and capacity of 575 kW

Maximal soil digging depth: 17 m
Bucket size:
2.7 cbm;
3.1 cbm;
5.6 cbm;
500-1,400 kg depending on soil category
and size of the bucket used
12 people