Pella: Tugboat ‘MB-93’ Ready for Delivery

Pella: Tugboat 'MB-93' Ready for Delivery

Pella Shipyard has completed the trials of the tugboat “MB-93”, building No 504, the second from the series of 6 tugboats of project PE-65, built for the Russian Navy.

In November the tugboat will be put into operation within RF Pacific Fleet.


  • towing of vessels and floating objects in harbor areas and open seas
  • performing of escort operations at the speed of 10 knots
  • fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects;
  • oil and petroleum content products spill removal;
  • rescue and salvage operations;
  • ice–breaking of up to 0.8 m ice at the speed of up to 5 knots.

Technical information:

Length max 34,4 m

Width max 12,1 m

Draft 4,4 m

Speed 13,5 knots

Bollard pull 63 t

Classification ?? Arc4 R1 ?ut1 FF3WS EscortTug by Russian Maritime Register of shipping.

Propulsion system Z-drive US 255 FP, Rolls-Royce, FPP into nozzles

Powerplant 2*1864 kW, 1600 r/min, Cat 3516B

Powerplant 2*1864 kW, 1600 r/min, Cat 3516B

Full load displacement is 860 t.

Deck equipment:

  • bow double-drum anchor-towing-mooring electro-hydraulic winch ? 140-180-2?-2?-1?-FEH RED Fluidmecanica providing escort services, 20 t of bollard pull and 1860 kN of brake holding force;
  • aft electro-hydraulic towing winch CHR-20-180-1?-1?-?? RED Fluidmecanica, providing 20 t of bollard pull and 1800 kN of brake holding force;
  • towing hook providing 650 kN of bollard pull with quick release device;
  • cargo crane Fluidmecanica HLRM 45/5 S with lifting capacity of 19.5 kN at the boom of 13.5m.

In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 1500 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system).


Press Release, September 18, 2013