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Ciane Anapo, Italy
Çiçek Shipyard, Turkey
(at 5.3m draught)
2 x 6-cylinder Mitsubishi
S12R-MPTK, each rated
940kW at 1,600rpm
2 x HRP, 940kW thruster
D16 Volvo Penta
420kW at 1,500rpm
1 x HRP 200kW
1 x Volvo Penta
The Turkish shipbuilder Çiçek Shipyard
has delivered the 3,100DWT double-hull
tanker 'Frecciamare' to the Italian
shipowner Ciane Anapo.
Based in one of Italy's major ports --
Augusta -- on the east coast of Sicily,
Ciane Anapo is part of the Novella Group
and specialises in coastal tanker and
'Frecciamare' was completed as 'Chem
Flower', the first of four identical vessels
now being built by Çiçek Shipyard for its
associated shipowning company White
Tulip Shipping, based in Malta. White
Tulip then sold 'Chem Flower' to Ciane
Anapo shortly after completion, leaving
Çiçek to make some minor modifications
to meet the new owner's requirements.
Although Ciane Anapo intends to use
this first vessel for bunkering duties, the
four ships are extremely flexible, all being
capable of worldwide trade, transporting oil
products, chemicals (IMO type II) and
vegetable, animal and fish oils.
MarineLine coatings were selected by
Çiçek to give the ability to carry a wide range
of cargoes while high manoeuvrability is
guaranteed by the choice of twin azimuthing
propellers and a bow thruster. They are
classed by Bureau Veritas and constructed to
meet Ice B standards.
According to Berke Çiçek, Vice
President of Cicek Shipyard, interest from
European owners for such vessels is
strong, despite the overall weak state of
the shipping market. He explained: "New
double-hulled vessels such as 'Frecciamare'
and her three sisters now under
construction are in great demand to
replace older tonnage and because we took
the initiative to start construction on our
own account, the new owners have
benefited from an extremely short
delivery period. We are talking to a
number of other potential owners and
charterers and are confident of finding
buyers who can secure immediate and
profitable employment for these vessels.
"We were interested to see that
Frecciamare's owner Ciane Anapo envisages
employing its new vessel in the bunker
trade as we had identified this market as
"For the next three vessels, we are able
to offer late changes in specification, for
example in the choice of tank coatings,
thus providing great flexibility when
discussing potential charterers' precise
requirements. We are, with due notice, able
to make more radical changes, as might be
requested by owners with specific
employment in mind."
Çiçek Shipyard is located on Tuzla Bay,
near Istanbul, and in addition to the small
tankers, its current orderbook includes
58,000DWT and 25,000DWT bulk carriers.
It has a long track record of constructing
chemical tankers from 8,000DWT up to
40,000DWT in size.
The largest vessels are constructed in a
Panamax-sized, 37-metre wide building
dock while ships of up to 25,000DWT can
be built on an adjacent slipway. The
3,100DWT tankers are being constructed
on a second slipway, capable of building
ships of up to 3,500DWT.
For further information contact:
Cicek Shipyard, Istanbul.
PH: +90 21639 55034,
FX: +90 21639 56950,
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