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Second Russian roadstead tug launched

28th September 2017 - 09:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russia's Pella Shipyard has launched the second roadstead tug built as part of a project for the Russian Navy.

The tugs are being built for the navy's Project 04690. The tug is designed to perform towing operations at vessel stationing points in roadsteds, rivers and sea waters.

The vessel can also conduct firefighting operations, and is equipped with an external fire extinguishing system with a capacity of up to 100m³/h and a water curtain system.

The vessel measures 20.4m in length and 8.5m in width. The tug’s draft is 2.5m and it can move through 0.6m thick ice conditions. It can travel at speeds of more than 10 knots.

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