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Scientific reasearch vessel AKKY enters service

AKKY, the ice-class research vessel Baltic Workboats delivered last year to Kazakhstan customer “KazEko Project” has now been taken into full service.

The 31-meter ship was designed by Ukrainian Chernomorsudoproject to carry out various duties from oceanographic research to environmental monitoring on Kazakhstan territorial sea areas of Caspian Sea.

She features large work area for scientists on aft deck from where there’s a straight access to the laboratory. The aft deck also includes A-frame, a 10-ton deck crane and a 1-ton trawling winch.

At the aft part of the vessel’s superstructure there’s a chemical-biological laboratory with workstations for scientists supported by a 6m2 storage room for scientific equipment. The forward end of superstructure contains crew mess room and galley as well as laundry facilities. Akky provides accommodation and living areas for total of 20 scientists and crew.  Her wheelhouse has great all-around visibility with direct access to the foredeck.

Akky is powered by twin Volvo Penta D9MH marine diesel engines, each 261 kW at 1800 rpm, coupled with ZF marine gearboxes and 5-blade FP propellers. The vessel’s top speed is 12 knots while service speed of 10 knots grants an operational range of 1000 nm.

The vessel is built according to RMRS class notation: KM*Ice1 R2 AUT3


Length Overall – 31 m

Beam – 8,6 m

Draft – 2,3 m

Displacement – 340 tons

Deck crane – Fassi F110

Crew – 6

Passengers – 12

Range – 1000 nm

Engine – 2 x  Volvo Penta D9 MH HE

Power – 2 x 261 kW @ 1800 rpm

Gearbox – 2 x ZF W325

Eliche Radice – 2x 5 blade FPP

Max speed – 12 knots

Service speed – 10 knots

Classification – Built according RMRS class notation: KM*Ice1 R2 AUT3

Delivery: 2015