Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch News

Azovo-chernomorsky Basin Branch fleet expanded

Under an order issued by FSUE “Rosmorport” the Briz crew boat has been given to the Azovo-chernomorsky Basin Branch. Earlier, the boat was used by the Arkhangelsk Branch.

The crew boat has become the fourth pilot's vessel of the Azovo-chernomorsky Basin Branch and the 55th vessel of the branch's fleet.

The crew boat of project 1459 was built at the Leningrad shipyard in 1986. It is a one-deck tween-screw high-freeboard motor boat with a single-height deckhouse. A pilot room, which has a big area of transparency, provides all-round view and its roof with jogs and heated illuminators are rather comfortable to carry out operations for embarking and disembarking pilots from high-freeboard vessels.

The boat is sturdy against unfavorable weather conditions and the environmental factors. Its performance makes it possible to use it in the areas with the moderately cold climate. It reliably operates both in sea and fresh water in the range of water temperature from 0 to +28 degrees Celsius and the air temperature from -5 to +45 degrees Celsius.

Up to eight people and no more than over 1.2 tons of cargoes can be transported aboard the boat.

The Azovo-chernomorsky Basin Branch is planned to use the Briz crew boat to deliver pilots of the branch in the seaport of Kavkaz.

For reference:

The crew boat took its name from the wind, which blows on the seacoast and on the coast of big lakes and changes its direction depending on the time of day (day or night).

The boat’s key particulars:

Class: O-PR 2.0 (ice 20)
Type: crew boat
Length: 23.1 m
Breadth: 5.8 m
Hull height: 2.8 m
Draft: 1.65 m
Engine power: 2x220 kW
Rate of sailing: 12 knots
Navigation area: with the removal from shelter
no more than 12 nautical miles
Endurance: 0.5 days
Cargo capacity: 1.2 tons
Number of transported special personnel:     eight people
Crew: two members