In accordance with the order of FSUE “Rosmorport”, the dredger Dniester and the dredging barges Deltovaya 10 and Deltovaya 11 – previously operated by the Makhachkala Branch – were transferred to the company’s Azov Basin Branch.
Taking into account the arrival of three vessels, the dredging fleet of the Azov Basin Branch has increased to 10 vessels, overall the branch fleet consists of 28 vessels in total.
The dredger Dniester of 1516 project is a double-decked, double-screwed diesel-motor ship with a fixed-pitch screw. The dredger operation is provided by one main diesel engine with a capacity of 346 kW and two auxiliary diesel generators with a capacity of 2×150 kW.
The dredger is designed for dredging operations on inland water basins and closed seaports and river ports with extraction of soils (light and heavy) from a depth of up to 10 meters.
The dredging barges Deltovaya 10 and Deltovaya 11 of 81030 project are double-decked, single-screwed self-unloading barges with a fixed pitch screw.
The dredger Dniester, which has successfully undergone classification repairs at a ship repair enterprise in Astrakhan, is currently headed for the seaport of Taganrog.
On the other hand, the dredging barges Deltovaya 10 and Deltovaya 11 have already arrived in the seaport of Taganrog, where they are undergoing repairs, which are planned to be completed before the beginning of July.
According to the Azov Basin Branch, starting from July 2021, the three vessels will carry out maintenance dredging of the Taganrog approach canal, the Azov-Don Sea Canal and the navigable section of the Don River.