Ship of the Week

Friday, 07 September 2018 11:01

Sept 7 - Xin Guang Hua

The Xin Guan Hua is a semi-submersible vessel that has the capability of hauling extremely large cargo or machinery. The cargo carrying area of the semi-submersible ship is submersed under the water with the help of ballast tanks. After the cargo is fully loaded into the loading area, the loading area (deck) is raised once again out of the water and the semi-submersible ship along with it cargo can make the voyage to the destination. Classification:             CCS/DNVBuilt:                             2016Horsepower:                2 x 10,500 kWSpeed:                          13.5 knotsPropulsion:                  2 fixed pitch propellersBow Thrusters:            2 x 2650 kWStern Thrusters:          2 x 2650 kWLength:                         255.0 mBreadth Moulded:       68.0 m   Xin Guang Hua has 117 ballast tanks with one valve to the sea in every ballast tank. When submerging, the onboard control system will open the valves of the…
Friday, 31 August 2018 15:07

Aug 31 - Titus

Wallenius Wilhelmsen's Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC), the MV Titus, arrived this week on her maiden call to Halifax. She was built in Tianjin China, and left the yard in June as the first of 4 HERO Class vessels and has a capacity for 5,846 cards or a combination of 2,959 cars and 485 trucks.   Owner             Wallenius Lines AB, SwedenLength            199.10 mBeam              32.26 mDWT               22,862 MTGRT                55,598 GT# of Decks      13Crew              15 The MV Titus is a High Efficiency RoRo (HERO) class vessel designed to reduce energy consumption and emissions per tonne/kilometer cargo transported. The advanced hull is tailored for efficient operations in a wide range of sea conditions, and dramatically improves the cargo to ballast ratio. The engine has been tuned for low-load operation to reduce the specific fuel consumption in normal operation and she has an efficient bunker system that can operate on different bunker qualities. The cargo hold, with its two-pillar design and electrically hoistable deck panels,…
Friday, 24 August 2018 14:19

Aug 24 - Navigator Aurora

ABS has announced the world's first successful conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on Ethane as a fuel.  Navigator Gas, in partnership with Charterer Borealis, engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions, cargo system and fuel gas supply system supplier TGE and ABS, has completed the successful conversion of the Navigator Aurora’s main engine from LNG fueling to Ethane fueling, while berthed alongside at Frederikshavn in Denmark. ABS-Classed Navigator Aurora equipped with a MAN B&W 6S50ME-C8.2-GI dual fuel (HFO/LNG) burning engine has now been converted to a dual fuel (HFO/Ethane) 6S50ME-C-GIE engine. Built:                2016Vessel type:    Ethylene/LPG CarrierCapacity:        35,000 CBMGRT:               23,000 tonsDWT:              26,500 tonsLength:          179 mBeam:            29 mDraught:        10.5 m    The 15-day long conversion followed engine performance and emissions testing at Kawasaki in Japan, to prove the principle that burning ethane in the Navigator ME-GI engines would be possible. The trials were successful and demonstrated that suitable power and emissions performance, meeting Classification and statutory requirements, was available at a fuel gas injection pressure of just over 300 bar.…
Friday, 17 August 2018 14:53

Aug 17 - Arcticaborg

   The MV Articaborg is a multi-purpose offshore supply vessel. She was previously operated by Wagenborg Kazakhstan in the Caspian Sea but was transferred to Canada in 2017 and acquired by Fathom Offshore in 2018.   The vessel is currently being retro-fitted where it will operate from in Vancouver to provide ice-breaking support, ice navigation assistance, fuel supply, salvage, and cargo services in the Western Canadian Arctic. Length:     65.1 mBeam:      16.4 mGRT:        1453 t DWT:        675 tYear:        1998   Arcticaborg and her sister ship, Antarcticaborg, were built by Kværner Masa-Yards in Helsinki, Finland, in 1998. They are the first full developments of the double acting ship concept and among the first icebreakers equipped with Azipods, electric azimuth thrusters manufactured by ABB.  The vessel was previously active in several oil and gas related projects in the Caspian Sea, which is characterized by shallow waters and severe ice conditions. After working for twenty years in the region, it will take on a new project in a similar environment.
Friday, 10 August 2018 11:17

Aug 10 - Orca Ace

Last Sunday the Orca Ace, a “Next-Generation Car Carrier” cargo ship for autos and roll on/roll off cargoes, arrived at the WWL Annacis Auto Terminal on her maiden voyage. The Orca Ace began her journey to the United States in July 2018, departing from Hitachinaka, Japan and will continue on to ports on the US West Coast with San Diego being the final destination on her maiden voyage.  Owner:         Lunar River Line S.A. of PanamaOperator:     Mitsui OSK Line Ltd. (MOL)Length:        199.9 m Breadth:       32.2 mRamp:          150TMax Deck:    5.6 mCapacity:      6,800 units (standard passenger vehicles)      Built in Japan, the Orca Ace is the second in its FLEXIE series optimized for efficient loading and unloading all types of vehicles.  The vessels have six liftable decks, compared with two on conventional car carriers to provide for more flexibility for different vehicle types along with high and heavy cargo transport.  The rounded bow shape will minimize wind resistance and is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by about 2% compared to today's car carriers. The new shape is the result of joint research by MOL, MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. (President: Hirokazu Hatta; Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo), and…
Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:01

Aug 3 - CSL Spirit

Frequently seen in the Pacific Northwest, the CSL Spirit is a self-unloader that uses her discharge boom to discharge cargo without shore-based unloading equipment. Self-unloaders can operate 24 hours a day at speeds up to 5,000 tonnes per hour. These versatile vessels can operate and discharge cargo in any accessible waterway, and can provide offshore transshipment operations, topping up or offloading into larger vessels. Built:              2001Length:        225 mBreadth:        32 mDWT:          70,018Boom:           79 m   Self-unloaders have a reduced environmental footprint as loading and discharging cargo from the vessel can be carried out within a completely enclosed system. Advanced dust suppression equipment and fully enclosed or covered booms further reduce the potential for dust and spillage. Noise generated by the ship’s self-unloading machinery is controlled through the use of acoustic enclosures and sound barriers.      
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