Kherson Shipyard: SVL Unity Starts Sea Trials (Ukraine)
Kherson Shipyard (Ukraine), managed by Smart Maritime Group (SMG), started, on Aug 9th, sea trials for the recently launched river-sea tanker of the project RST27, the SVL Unity.
The vessel, third of the tanker series being built for SVL, is intended for the sea and combined river-sea transportation of crude oil and oil products, including petrol without limitation as to flashpoint, with provision of simultaneous transportation of two cargo grades.
During the three-day trials, the shipyard will put to the test the tanker’s navigation and maneuvering characteristics, including that of the anchoring equipment.
RST27 Project is developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
The overall length of the vessel is 140.85 m, breadth – 16.86 m, depth – 6 m. Capacity of the vessel’s six cargo tanks and two slop tanks is 8100 cum. While at sea its deadweight amounts to 6.980 tons at a draft of 4.20 m, in river at a draft of 3.60 m, the vessel’s deadweight is 5.378 tons, service speed being 10 knots.
World Maritime News Staff, August 12, 2013; Image: MEB