VIDEO: Russian Navy’s New Tugboat Ready for Official Trials

Russian Navy's New Tugboat Ready for Official Trials

The tugboat “RB-404” (Building No 623, project 16609) has successfully passed its mooring and sea trials and it is ready for its official trials. The tugboat, being built by Pella shipyard, will be delivered to the Russian Navy and put into operation within Pacific Fleet of the Navy by the end of the year.

The tugboat 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.

Technical parameters:

  • Length, max 28.5 m
  • Width, max 9.5 m
  • Draft 4.3 m
  • Speed ab. 12 knots
  • Bollard pull 47 tones
  • Class notation KM Arc4 R2 ut1 FF3 WS Tug by Russian Maritime Register of shipping.
  • Propulsion complex Z-drives US 205, Rolls-Royce, FPP into nozzle
  • Power 2 1500 kW at 1600 rpm, Cat 3512B

 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.

The tugboat is also equipped with crane-manipulator HM 6/3 S, Fluidmecanica, with the capacity of 910 kg at the boom of 6 m.

For fire-fighting operations the vessel is equipped with external fire-fighting system made by FFS (800 m3/h, 2 water-foam monitors, water curtains system).

Press Release, June 25, 2013; Image: Pella Shipyard