By Jasmina Ovcina Russia’s huge new shipbuilding complex Zvezda has launched its first vessel, an Aframax tanker named Vladimir Monomakh.
The dual-fuel tanker, running on traditional fuel and liquified natural gas, is designed to carry oil in unrestricted navigation.
Aframax tanker Vladimir Monomakh; Image Courtesy: “Rosneft»
The ice-class ICE-1A vessel features a length of 250 metres, width of 44 metres, deadweight 114 thousand tonnes, and can sail at a speed of 14.6 knots. It is part of a batch of 12 identical ships being built by Zvezda.
The tankers are equipped with the most advanced class A automation system, the shipbuilder said.
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