Russian shipyard Nevsky held a keel-laying ceremony of the medium-sized sea tanker “Academician Pashin” pertaining to the 23130 project, on April 26th 2014.
The ceremony included traditional christening of the base section of the tanker.
The construction of the ship is being carried out in accordance with the State contract for the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and the project is developed by Spetssudoproect, JSC.
“Academician Pashin” is the the first tanker to be built for the Russian Navy since the collapse of the Soviet Union. She will be capable to transfer both dry and liquid cargoes on two ships simultaneously while underway at sea.
Length overall – 130 m
Breadth overall – about 21 m
Draught overall – about 7,0 m
Deadweight at draught 7,0 m – about 9000 t
Maximum speed – 16 knots
Endurance – 60 days
Ship’s crew – 24 persons
Sailing area – unlimited in accordance with ship’s class according to the rules of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
Under the signed State contract the tanker is to be delivered in the end of 2016.
Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Viktor Chirkov, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, the representatives of the leadership of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, General Staff of Navy, customers, classification societies, the relatives of Valentin Pashin in honour of whom the tanker is named, the representatives of contracting and design organizations, equipment and materials suppliers, the leading mass media attended the ceremony.
Press Release, April 29, 2014; Image: Nevsky Shipyard