Bookmark the small marine tanker "Vasily Nikitin"
As reported on March 10, 2017 by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Entrepreneurship of the Nizhny Novgorod region, a small marine project tanker 03182 for the Russian Navy was built at JSC "Shipbuilding Plant" Volga "in Nizhny Novgorod.
According to our information, the tanker was named "Vasily Nikitin" (serial number 851) in honor of Colonel-General V.V. Nikitin (1914 - 1994), from 1954 to 1984 he was the head of the Fuel Supply Administration (since 1967 - the Central Directorate for the Supply of Missile Fuel and Fuel, since 1979 - the Central Directorate for Missile Fuel and Fuel) of the USSR Ministry of Defense.
This is the second small marine tanker project 03182 under construction at the Volga plant. The tanker 03182 "Vice Admiral of the Ferries" (plant number 850), the main tanker for the enterprise, was laid on September 1, 2016.
JSC Shipbuilding Plant Volga in 2016 concluded a contract with the Ministry of Defense of Russia for the construction of two small sea tankers of Project 03182 for the Black Sea Fleet (home port - Sevastopol), with delivery in 2019 and 2020.
The project developer 03182 (code "Platform-Arctic", originally designated as project 23310) is JSC "Zelenodolsk Design Bureau".
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of Russia in 2014-2015 concluded contracts for the construction of four small marine tankers for the Navy project 03182, two of which should be built JSC Zelenodolsky Plant named after AM Gorky (part of the group of companies JSC Holding Company Ak Bars ") in Zelenodolsk, and two more tankers for the Pacific Fleet - JSC" Vostochnaya Verf "in Vladivostok.
The contract for the first two tankers of Project 03182 (factory numbers 9001 and 9002) was signed with the "Eastern Shipyard" on September 1, 2014. The construction of the main tanker of this project with the factory number 9001, officially launched on October 27, 2015 as Mikhail Barskov, was launched at the East Shipyard in early 2015, and the Navy ship is scheduled for November 2017. Currently, the "Eastern Shipyard" is also building a second tanker (serial number 9002) with delivery by November 2019.
Information on the construction of tankers of project 03182 at the Zelenodolsk plant is not yet available, but it is possible that their actual construction will be carried out at the Zaliv shipbuilding plant in Kerch.
The small marine tanker project 03182 is designed as a "multipurpose platform of a reinforced ice class vessel to provide the concept of Arctic vessels for the transport of liquid and dry cargoes, discharges and people with the possibility of receiving helicopter equipment (including unmanned aerial vehicles) and performing rescue operations." In addition to receiving, storing, transporting and transferring liquid cargo, the project tanker 03182 is also designed to supply ships and vessels with cargoes in a barrel, boxes, pallets, containers, etc .; Collection of bilge, sewage-fecal waters, dry debris and food waste; Patrolling, rescue duty in the areas of navigation, fishing, offshore oil and gas fields; Search and assistance to ships in distress; Technical support in areas dangerous for navigation; Maintenance of transport operations in ports; Removal from the shoals and reefs of emergency vessels; Pumping water from flooded compartments and towing emergency ships and objects to the shelter, including in ice; Performance of functions of the fire vessel.
The tanker project 03182 ice class Arc4 should have a total displacement of 3,500 tons, deadweight 1560 dwt, 75 m long, 15.4 m wide, draft in full load of 5 m and be equipped with a power plant with screwdriver columns (according to the latest information - the Chinese production). Crew of 24 people with the possibility of placing eight more people. The vessel will be equipped with a runway for a Ka-27 helicopter.