OREANDA-NEWS.  February 10, 2012. Moscow Shipyard on February 9, laid keel of the third boat of a series of six Multi Purpose Boats (project MPB14) for Rosmorports Azov-Black Sea branch, the customers press office said.

The first two ships were laid down in Dec., 2011. The first boat is scheduled for delivery to the port of Temryuk in 2012.

The Project MPB14 boats are designed to conduct survey of waterways, to take marine pilots, crew members, boarder guard officers, passengers to ships. The vessels are able to transport up to 0.5 tons of cargo, to participate in rescue operations.

The serial boats feature inboard propulsion system Volvo Penta IPS 450 with rudder propellers, which helps reduce fuel consumption compared with other types of systems and ensures an excellent maneuverability, the report says.

Moscow Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Yard was founded in 1936. The company has built more than 1,800 vessels with a total overall length of more than 52,000 meters. The shipyard was specializing in construction of river and lake passenger ships. Since 1999 Moscow Shipyard has been building research vessels and luxury yachts.