Russian yards to collaborate on new port tug

Vympel Shipyard has concluded a contract with Khabarovsk Shipyard for the design of a tug for Amur Shipyard.

The vessel will be used for towing operations with docks, as well as ships, barges and other floating equipment in the port and coastal areas.

The Project 00440 vessel will be 35 metres long, 9.5 metres in beam, and have a draught of 3.25 metres.

Speed is estimated at about 12 knots, from a pair of 1,600kW main engines. The tug will have an endurance of eight days, and have a crew of eight.

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