Wartsila-Turku Delivers Barge Carrier To USSR

Wartsila Marine Industries' Turku Shipyard, known primarily as a builder of passenger vessels and luxury cruisers, recently completed a barge carrier, a rare exception in the yard's present stock of orders. The vessel, ordered by the USSR Ministry of Communications, was named Anadyr.

The 742-foot-long by 89.5-foot wide Anadyr is suitable for the transport of barges and rolling and wheeled cargoes as well as container cargoes. The cargo can be unloaded either by deck cranes, barges, through the aft ramp or by helicopters.

The loading and discharging of the barges into and out of the vessel can be done by submerging the vessel to the draught required, so that the barges can be floated into or out of the cargo space.

The helidrome of the vessel has been designed for two helicopters, and it is equipped with an air control tower.

The Anadyr, which carries a crew of 70, can achieve a speed of 20 knots.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 13,  Jan 1989

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