A total of 14 ice-going roll-on/roll-off ships are being built for the USSR by the Finnish yards Valmet Oy & Wartsila Oy, as part of the SA-15 project. The first two of these vessels were due for delivery in late 1982. The article describes this ship design, which meets the USSR Register's KM + UKLA <2> A2 requirements and is intended for a very wide variety of cargoes, including general, ro/ro, containers, coal, ore, ore concentrates, grain, timber, explosives, inflammable liquids, chemicals, and heavy items <up to 80 tonnes>, and to operate in ice-covered Arctic waters, independently or with an icebreaker, in very low temperatures. The ship is of two-compartement standard, and among the features mentioned are:- space on hatch cover for two 40dwt air-cushion vehicles <for transportation or repair work>, semi- balanced horn rudder <not normally allowed in this ice class>, air- bubble system, hull mainly of E grade steel, and ability to break level ice, 1 m thick with 0.2 m snow covering, at constant speed. Principal particulars include:- Length, o.a. 174m, b.p. 164m; Breadth, moulded 24.5m; Depth, mld. 15.2m; Draught 9m Arctic subdivision, 10.5m <max.>; Deadweight 14,700 t Arctic draught, 20,000 t max. draught; Ro/ro lane length 830m; TEU capacity 532; Propulsion Two Wartsila-Sulzer main engines, 14.2 MW total output; Service speed 17 knots, unmanned engine-room.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Shipp. World & Shipb., 179 <1982>, p.655 <Oct.> (1 p., 1 tab., 1 diag., 1 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1982


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  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

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  • Accession Number: 00684359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM