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48 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • JANUARY 2014

Arctech launched the icebreaking multipur- pose emergency and rescue vessel for the Rus- sian Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport and to be operated by the FGI Gosmorspassluzh- ba (Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service) on December 12, 2013 at Helsinki Shipyard.

Baltika will be used in icebreaking, rescue and oil combating operations in the Gulf of Finland.

The vessel features an asymmetric hull, patent- ed oblique design and three 360 degrees rotating propulsors, which allow it to operate sideways, astern and ahead. In oblique mode the vessel will be able to generate 50 m wide channel in 0.6 m thick ice. Bow and stern fi rst the vessel can oper- ate in 1.0 m thick ice. The design of the vessel is based on ARC 100 concept, which has been developed by Aker Arctic Technology.

When the vessel is delivered, it will be used in the Gulf of Finland in icebreaking, rescue and oil combating operations.

The advanced oil recovery system is suitable for operation also in heavy waves. The vessel measures 76.4m in length and 20.5m in breadth.

The three main diesel generator sets have the total power of 9 MW and the total propulsion power is 7.5 MW.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) received an order for a very large liquefi ed petroleum gas (LPG) carrier able to navigate the Panama Canal from

Astomos Energy Corp. Completion and delivery are scheduled for the second half of 2015.

The LPG carrier will be built at MHI’s

Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, and will measure 230 x 36.6 m with an 1.1m draft. It will have a gross tonnage of 48,300 tons and deadweight of 51,100t.

The ship will have a capacity to carry up to 83,000 cu. m. of LPG. With the un- furling of the “shale gas revolution” in the United States, demand to transport

LPG produced in North America is pro- jected to increase in the global market, including East Asia. In tandem with market expansion, a trend is also under way toward longer transport distances.

MHI’s LPG carrier ordered by Astomos

Energy can accommodate these dual needs, augmented by its specifi cations enabling passage through the newly ex- panding Panama Canal.


NYPD Receives First of Five

New York Harbor, the NYPD’s Harbor Unit turned to Glad- ding-Hearn Shipbuilding for fi ve new patrol/rescue boats, three 61-footers and two 70-footers. The fi rst high-speed ves- sel, outfi tted for the harbor unit’s dive team, was delivered No- vember 4, 2013. Measuring 61 ft. on deck with a 17-ft. beam and 3-ft. draft, the boat was designed by C. Raymond Hunt and features the shipyard’s Chesapeake Class pilot boat deep-

V hull.

The heated forward-leaning windows in the front and the side and aft windows on the fl ush-mounted pilothouse offer 360-degree visibility of search and rescue operations. The view is further enhanced from the fl y-bridge.

In the forecastle is a patient triage area, with two upper and lower berths, a small, fully-equipped galley, and a head. Aft of the pilothouse is the diver’s ready-room, with a settee and table and a work counter. Behind the ready room, the open aft deck is partially covered by a removable canopy for the div- ers’ dressing table, gear, and scuba tanks, and a decontamina- tion shower. On the aft deck is also a 13-foot infl atable tender, launched by a hydraulic, knuckle-boom crane. The boat’s main propulsion comes from twin 10 cylinder MTU-10V2000M94 diesel engines, each producing 1600 Bhp at 2,450 rpm, giving the boat a top speed of over 35 knots, and at 25 knots a range of about 180 miles. The engines turn a pair of Hamilton HM521 water-jets through ZF3000 gearboxes. A 30 kW Northern

Lights/Alaska Diesel generator provides service power.

Shale Gas revolution in the

United States drives Japanese

LPG Newbuild

MHI to Build for Astomos Energy (Photo MHI)

Russian Icebreaking Rescue Vessel (Photo: Ar ctech Helsinki Shipyar d)

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