The “Rossita” is the vessel tasked with transporting radioactive material from the dismantlement of Russian nuclear submarines. RS completed survey over construction of a new vessel for the carriage of irradiated nuclear fuel. The modern vessel Rossita with displacement equal to 4 000 t was designed for irradiated nuclear fuel and radioactive wastes transportation.
Rossita was constructed under the agreement between the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and the Ministry of the Economic Development of Italy to the RS class at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The vessel will be operated by the Russian Federal State Unitary Enterprise ATOMFLOT.
The RS surveyors carried out design appraisal and survey during construction of the vessel. The vessel is capable to carry 16 containers for irradiated nuclear fuel.
Cargo capacity 640 t
Gross tonnage 1,260 t
Length overall 84 m
Height from construction line 6.2 m
Breadth 14 m
Contractual speed 12 knots
Autonomy 3,000 nm
Built by Isotta Fraschini Motori
Maximum Continuous Power 2 X 1,300 Kw
Source: fincantieri, August 11, 2011;