Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard floats new product tanker

Russia’s Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard has launched its fifth product (oil and chemicals) tanker.

Designed by Marine Engineering Bureau and Volga-Caspian Design Bureau, the Project RST27M vessel Balt Flot 20 is being built for Russian tanker operator BF Tanker.

Interim Chief Executive Officer Mikhail Pershin said the shipyard has delivered three Project RST27M tankers, and will complete and deliver two more.

The 140.8-metre by 16.9-metre vessel has a KM Ice 1 rating.

They were designed for sea and river transportation, including the Volga-Don Canal and the Volga-Baltic Waterway, of crude oil and petroleum products.

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