Azov Basin Branch News

The Azov Basin Branch acquires a self-propelled hopper barge Taganrogskaya

The FSUE "Rosmorport" Azov Basin Branch has acquired a self-propelled hopper barge Taganrogskaya, which was previously operated in the seaport of Tallinn (Estonia).

The vessel became the 11th vessel of the dredging fleet of the Azov Basin Branch and the 29th vessel as part of the entire fleet of the branch.

The barge is a single-deck vessel with a modular aft superstructure. A vessel with a hold volume of 400 cubic meters is equipped with a bottom system for opening the hull. The two main engines are located on the upper deck in the aft part of the vessel in protective covers, which allows to serviced them quickly and to perform aggregate replacement of mechanisms. Two screw-steering columns with the possibility of adjusting the depth of the screw are located outside the housing.

The barge is designed for transporting soil to the places of unloading during dredging operations as part of a dredging konvoy with a scoop dredger.

The Azov Basin Branch plans to use the barge together with dredgers Kuban-2 and Dniester to carry out dredging in the water areas of the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog.

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The self-propelled hopper barge Taganrogskaya was built at the shipyard of Santierul Naval Drobeta-Turnu Severin S. A. (Romania) in 1984.

Basic technical characteristics of the vessel:

Type of the vessel: КМ (*) R3 Hopper
Overall length: 50.3 m
Overall width: 12.3 m
Hull height: 2.5 m
Load draught: 1.94 m
Gross registered tonnage: 440
Volume of the ground hold: 400 m3
Cruising capacity: 5 days (according to water and provisions)
Power of main engines: 2 x 331 kW
Rate of sailing: 10 knots
Crew: 6 people