Ship of the Week

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,…
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.
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