of project 16609 is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor and
coastal areas which comply with R2 navigation area (not more than 100 miles from
place of shelter), performing of escort operations at the speed of 10 knots, refloating
of ships and vessels, fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects,
oil and petroleum content products, cargo transportation, ice breaking and rescue
and special purpose operations as well. In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations
the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity
is 800 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system). Deck equipment: 10 t bow
anchor-towing-mooring winch, Fluidmecanica, providing 1383 kN brakes keeping force;
towing hook SWL 47 t with quick release devise.
Project 16609 tugs from
Pella Shipyard bear many similarities to other standard ASD ship-handling tugs
and it is easy to overlook what Pella describe as the "distinguishing features"
of this class of tug which include: high manoeuvrability; high level of automation
and centralisation of control ensuring security and comfort of piloting; operational
reliability also in severe ice conditions; all-round view from the wheelhouse;
installation of equipment of world leading manufacturers; comfortable compartments
for work and rest and ease of operation and finally high economic efficiency.
Tug Afalina laid down on 21 January 2015 at the Pella Shipyard, Otradny
(yard No.630), launched 09 July 2015, commissioned 23 November 2015.
tugboat is working in the interests of the Main Directorate of Deep-Sea Research
of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Propulsion:||2x1775 hp Caterpillar
3512B-HD diesels, 2 azipods, 2x86 kW diesel-generators |
m3/h fire monitors |