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Second bilge water removing ship of RST 38 project named Koppi set afloat

On September 26, 2023, the Koppi bilge water removing ship (BWR), which is being built for the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Eastern Basin Branch, was set afloat. The solemn launching ceremony took place at Okskaya Shipyard JSC (town of Navashino, Nizhny Novgorod Region).

Koppi is the second vessel of the BWR series of the RST 38 project. The lead vessel Koporye for the North-Western Basin Branch was launched in August 2023. Both bilge water removing ships are planned to be transferred to the enterprise by the end of 2023. The third vessel of the series, designed to operate in the seaport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, was laid down in August 2023, the construction is scheduled to be completed in June 2025. It is planned that the third vessel will be the first one to be equipped with autonomous navigation systems at the construction stage. All three vessels are being built at Okskaya Shipyard JSC.

FSUE “Rosmorport” was represented at the ceremony of setting afloat Koppi BWR by Vasily Strugov, Deputy General Director for Fleet, Elena Bulanova, Director of the North-Eastern Basin Branch, who became the godmother of the vessel, the shipyard was represented by Denis Samsikov, General Director. Representatives of Ingosstrakh Joint Venture also participated in the event.

“Partnership with Okskaya Shipyard in an advanced project for the industry is a logical extension of our long–term successful cooperation. While working on this order, the shipyard proved once again that, despite external challenges, the experience accumulated over the years, as well as the professionalism of the team of shipbuilders allowed to ensure timely execution of the contract at a high level,” said Vasily Strugov, who delivered a speech at the ceremony.

He also thanked the shipyard employees for their responsible approach to the construction of reliable vessels for the needs of the enterprise using advanced technologies and modern work style.

The main purpose of the BWR is the collection of oily waters from vessels, their sedimentation, separation with pumping of oil products into the oil residue tank and delivery of oil residue ashore to a storage, separated clean water - ashore or overboard in authorized areas, as well as collection of sewage and garbage from vessels with their transportation and delivery to onshore treatment facilities.

With appropriate further equipment, the vessel can be used as an auxiliary transport to deliver Oil Spill Response oil-gathering equipment and booms to the oil spill site (outside the accidental spill area). The BWR provides an innovative oil spill search system based on the processing and analysis of data received from a standard radar station using additional software.

Main characteristics and main dimensions of the Koppi BWR

Class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping: КМ  Ice3 R3-RSN AUT3 Bilge water removing ship
Building shipyard: Okskaya Shipyard JSC
Navigation area: R3-RSN
Ice class by the Russian Register:
Overall length, m: 40
Overall width, m: 9
Draft, m: 3
Crew, people:
Rate of sailing on still water, kt: 9
Bow thruster, kW: 50
Harbor diesel generator, kW: 25
Total volume of oily and bilge water tanks, cub. m: 500
Volume of sewage cargo tanks, cub. m: 2х30
Volume of bilge water cargo tanks, cub. m: 6х60
Oil residue tank volume, cub. m:
Volume of purified water tanks, cub. m: 2х25