Russian shipbuilder delivers lead Project RST11 oil tanker

Russia-based shipbuilder Nefteflot has delivered the lead oil tanker of Project RST11.

Project designer Marine Engineering Bureau said the 131.6-metre LOA tanker was named Svyatoy Knyaz’ Vladimir after Saint Prince Vladimir, the Baptiser of Kievan Rus.

Built under the orders of the State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) for shipping company Petrotanker, the 6,586DWT tanker was launched in July 2016.

Powered by two 736kW engines that reach an operating speed of 10 knots, it has a cargo-carrying capacity of 7,042 cubic metres.

Certification for the Russian River Register was obtained on December 8 upon successful completion of sea trials.

The Svyatoy Knyaz’ Vladimir is the first ship built at Samara Shipyard since 1896.

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