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01.06.12 12:26
Sefine shipyard (Yalova, Turkey) put into operation train-ferry "ULFAT" of CNF10 project

On May 29, 2012 Turkish shipyard Sefine (Yalova) put into operation train-ferry "ULFAT" of CNF10 prj. with capacity of 45 wagons.
"Reserve Capital Corporation" company is a Customer.
"ULFAT" vessel is assigned for operation on railway ferry lines from the port of Caucasus (Russian Federation) to the port of Poty (Georgia) and from the port of Caucasus to the port of Samsun (Turkey).
Vessel's project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is of KM L4 R2-RSN Ro-ro ship.
Vessel is assigned for transportation of railway wagons and vehicles, and also dangerous goods of 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 8, 9 classes and large-sized cargoes.
Vessel's overall length is of 133.82 m, length between perpendiculars is of 122.70 m, overall breadth is of 22.0 m, moulded breadth is of 21.0 m, depth is of 8.00 m.
Deadweight is about 5238 tons with cargo waterline draught of 5.00 m.
Vessel showed speed of 11.6 kn during sea trials with main engines power of 4634 kWt (70.0% of full output) and good manoeuvreability.
Aft deckhouse located above cargo deck is a key feature of vessel. Deckhouse bears on system of pillars in the sides' regions and doesn't prevent wagons placing under deckhouse.
Railway wagons may be placed on five railway lines of upper deck.
Tank-wagon (length between coupling gauges of 12020 mm) capacity is of 45 units. Freight car (length between coupling gauges of 14730 mm) capacity is of 38 units. Open-top wagon (length between coupling gauges of 13920 mm) capacity is of 40 units.
Ferry can accept wagons with either Russian or European standard track. Loading-unloading is of one-level type; that essentially reduces the price of coast terminals and provides loading-unloading of train (45 wagons) during 1.0 - 1.5 hours.
The cargo deck is designed for transportation of wagons with weight up to 94 tons.
Cargo deck sizes (length is of 118.0 m, breadth is of 21.0 m) allow to transport so-called "project" cargoes which are impossible to place on usual vessels.
The vessel is of double-screw type. Cruising speed is of 12.0 kn. Vessel has two bow thrusters.
Autonomy is of 10 day. Crew consists of 15 persons (16 places).