RS class: construction of the crab processor vessel Vaygach completed

RS class: construction of the crab processor vessel Vaygach completed
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The construction of the project KSP01 head crab processor Vaygach to the class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has been completed. A set of RS documents was issued for the vessel on December 27, 2023.

Vaygach is designed to fish for various crab species at depths ranging from 20 m to 400 m as well as to produce frozen products directly on board. The construction was carried out at the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard within the framework of the investment quota program. The completion and sea trials of the crab fishing ship took place at the Vyborg Shipyard under RS survey.

Main characteristics:

  • length - 62.9 m;
  • width - 15 m;
  • height - 9.25 m;
  • gross tonnage - 2505 units;
  • volume of refrigerated holds - 4335 cub. m;
  • crew - 38 persons.

Class notation: КМ(*) Ice3 (hull; machinery) AUT1 (REF) BWM(T) PMS TMS fishing vessel.

Vaygach opens a series of five crab fishing vessels that will operate in the North Atlantic and in the Arctic seas. The laying down of all five units took place in May 2020. The construction is carried out under the order of the North-West Fishing Consortium (NWFC).

Earlier, as part of its cooperation with the NWFC, RS surveyed the construction of project KMT01 Barents Sea type vessels. Following the success of the collaboration, NWFC sent a letter of thanks to RS, noting the high level of professionalism and the substantial contribution of RS specialists to the implementation of joint shipbuilding projects.

Additional information:

Founded in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is a world-renowned classification society that operates within all spheres of the maritime industry. The organization’s main objectives are to enhance the safety standards of human life at sea, ensure the safe navigation of ships and the secure transportation of cargoes by sea and inland waterways, as well as to develop standards for environmental protection.

RS reviews technical documentation, surveys ships under construction and in service, issues documents and certificates for vessels, offshore facilities, ship machinery, equipment and devices; conducts measurements of ships and floating facilities; carries out surveys to ensure compliance with international conventions; certifies industrial products and manufacturers, quality management systems, sustainability management and occupational health and safety management systems in compliance with ISO standards. RS surveys general cargo containers, thermal containers, tank containers, platform containers, offshore containers, etc.