Russia’s Onezhsky launches Yevgeny Vasilyev

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

16 February 2017

Russia's Onezhsky Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Yard (Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia) is going to launch the fourth boat of Project ST23WIМ (Hull No 104) named Yevgeny Vasilyev on 21 February 2017, reports IAA PortNews quoting Vladimir Maizus, Director General of the shipyard.

The ship was designed by the Design Bureau of Marinetec Group. There is a project to build six boats of this design.

The boats are intended for the delivery of pilots, commissions and crew members to other vessels and for transportation of cargo.

The shipyard launched ice-class vessel on April 27, 2016. Named as ‘Krutoyar’, it is the first in a series of two buoy tenders being built at Onezhsky Shipyard for the Rosmorport.

The vessels have an overall length of 22.2 metres, a beam of 6.6 metres and a draught of approximately 1.5 metres.

Onezhsky Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Yard (Onega Shipyard) was founded in 2002 on the basis of shiprepair facilities of the Belomorsky-Onezhsky Shipping Company, formed in 1944.

In 2011, after the enterprise management dismissal the production stopped and the company went bankrupt. In late 2014 the enterprise was transferred to the state ownership and resumed its shipbuilding / repair activity.