Ship of the Week

Thursday, 04 October 2018 16:07

Oct 5 - Murex

  With this week’s announcement that LNG Canada has decided to proceed with building an export facility in Kitimat, the Ship of the Week, Murex, is an LNG carrier managed by Shell, one of the joint venture partners in the project. Vessel Type:            LNG TankerYear Built:                2017Gross Tonnage:      13263Length:                    294.9 mWidth:                      46.44 mDraft:                       12.5 m   Murex is one of five Teekay LNG-owned tankers managed by Shell, powered by M-type, electronically controlled, gas-injection engines. These are more fuel-efficient and produce lower emissions than other LNG-carrier engine types. Sailing at 19.5 knots, the ship will consume 50 tonnes less fuel a day than a conventional steam-powered LNG carrier. Launched in 1892, the original coal-power Murex was the first oil tanker to pass through the Suez Canal. She was named for a sea shell, a practice that remains in place for Shell vessels to this day.  
Friday, 28 September 2018 15:10

Sept 28 - Venta Maersk

The Venta Maersk competed its trial passage of the Northern Sea Route today with its arrival in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Venta Maersk, a new 3,596 TEU Baltic feeder, departed the port of Vladivostok on August 22nd and included stops in Vostochny, Busan, before passing through Bering Strait on September 6, 2018 on its way to Bremerhaven. LOA               200mBreadth           35mGRT             34,882DWT            42,000 Built             2018Capacity      3,596 TEU    The Baltic feeder class ships are designed specifically to operate in waters of -25 degrees C where the stronger hull can offer year-round operations. The trial provided Maersk with a unique opportunity to gain operational experience in a new area and to test vessel systems, crew capabilities and the functionality of the shore-based support setup. The transit route was coordinated with Russian authorities after careful evaluation of ice conditions. The Northern Sea Route could be a shorter route for journeys from East Asia to Europe than the Northwest Passage over Canada.  However, Palle Laursen, Chief Technical Officer at Maersk states, "Currently, we do not see the Northern Sea…
Friday, 21 September 2018 15:34

Sept 21 - Whistler

The M/V Whistler is currently sitting at Nanaimo Assembly Wharf and is operated by Transpac group and NYK Global, a leading shipping company, have partnered to own and operate 2 Japanese engineered and built 38,000 dwt bulk carriers.  Shipyard:           Shin Kurushima, JapanDelivery:            February 2016Deadweight:      38,000 MTGross Tonnage: 24,600 MTLength Overall:  182.9 MBreadth:             31.0 MLoad draft:          9.05 M  
Friday, 14 September 2018 08:53

Sep 14 - Pacific Orca

The Pacific Orca is a purpose-built heavy-lift jack-up vessel owned by Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO). This self-elevating and self-propelled vessel was built for use in the offshore wind farm market. The vessel has a carrying and installation ability of up to 12 wind turbine generators. Built:                     2012Speed:                  13 ktsTonnage:              24,586 tDeadweight:        13,104 tLength:                 161.3 mBreadth:                 49.3 m   The Pacific Orca can allow for installation of wind farms to a depth of 60m, as well as being able to install ultra-large Wind Turbine Generators with a capacity of 10MW or higher, which are being developed to meet the demand for larger wind farms. The vessel can be floated up to 17m above sea level, using its six jack-up legs and the 1,200t crane fixed on the vessel allows for the installation of power generation towers, power generation rooms and wings. The Pacific Orca has 111 single berth cabins, a cafeteria that seats 70 personnel, 2 day rooms, a fitness centre, 2…
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,…
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