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The first Russian Aframax tanker ready for sea trials

The first Russian Aframax tanker ready for sea trials

The first Russian Aframax tanker, the Vladimir Monomakh fuelled by LNG, is able to begin trials at sea.

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The vessel was launched in early May at the Zvezda Shipyard, designed to transport oil in unrestricted navigation.

Sea trials will involve testing the reliability and vital functions of power generators, navigational equipment and other devices, as well as maneuverability and other functions, Russia's Rosneft said in its announcement.

More than 300 tons of DMF fuel type III is delivered to the tanker for sea and mooring checks. The DMF fuel's sulfur content does not exceed 0.5 per cent, which fully complies with the requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Ship Pollution.

Rosneft Bunker first performed bunkering of this class vessel.

The vessel's length is 250 metres, 44 meters wide, 114 thousand ton deadweight, 14.6 knots speed, ICE-1A ice-class.

Zvezda 's portfolio already has 12 orders for such type of vessels.

Maritime Business World 

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