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PCTC / Ro-Ro
DNV, +1A1, Car Carrier
(MCDK) E0 TMON
Wilhelmsen Lines Car
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,
Nagasaki Shipyard and
Machinery Works, Japan
1 x Mitsubishi-UE
13,240kW at 105rpm
1 x 5-bladed FPP
3 x B&W Holeby,
each rated 1,100kW
1 x Hitachi rated 1,800kW
1 x JRC A X-band,
1 x JRC S-band
JRC 900 ARCS
6 x Rolls-Royce Rauma
2 x Rolls-Royce Rauma
1 x 5-tonne SWL
1 x 6-person,
2 x 11-person,
2 x 20-person
1 x Schat-Harding
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The PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier)
'Toscana' is the tenth vessel in a series of
ten built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,
Nagasaki, Japan and was delivered in the
middle of 2009.
The vessel is specially suited for cars and
trucks but she has also flexibility to carry
project cargo and containers.
'Toscana' has a total capacity of 6,542 cars
(RT43). 'Toscana' has a basic complement of
27 and is a sistership to 'Torrens', 'Toledo',
'Toronto', 'Topeka', 'Tombarra', 'Tortugas',
'Tomar', 'Toreador' and 'Torino'.
The ship was built under survey to DNV
(Det Norske Veritas) with the following
designations: "DNV +1A1, Car Carrier
(MCDK) E0 TMON".
The vessel's propulsion machinery is a
single Mitsubishi-UE 7UEC60LSII engine
with an output of 13,240kW at 105rpm.
The main engine is attached to a fixed,
five-bladed propeller and fitted with
remote control from the bridge and
For increased manoeuvring ability, there
is one Hitachi thruster installed with
an output of 1,800kW. The vessel is
equipped with a highly effective double
plated spade rudder.
For electrical power supply the vessel is
installed with three B&W Holeby generators
with a total output of 3,300kW. To ensure
sufficient power in emergency situations a
single emergency generator is installed.
Heavy units are loaded on 'Toscana's'
strengthened deck 1, which can carry loads
of ten tonnes/m2, Deck 3, which can carry
loads of two tonnes/m2 and Deck 5, which
can carry loads of three tonnes/m2. The
other decks allow loads of 1.5 tonnes/m2,
0,25 tonnes/m2, and 0.2 tonnes/m2. For
increased cargo flexibility, Decks 4, 6 and 8
with capacity of 0.25 tonnes/m2 and Deck
2 with a capacity of 0.2 tonnes/m2 are
divided into liftable sections.
The vessel is fitted with two loading and
discharging ramps, with entrances on Deck
5. The stern ramp is arranged with a
35-degree angle of incident from the centre
line with a ramp width of seven metres.
Maximum capacity is 307 tonnes.
The midship ramp is arranged with a
90-degree angle and a ramp width of 6.5
metres. The maximum capacity is 35
tonnes. This arrangement, with one stern
quarter ramp on the aft starboard side and
one midship ramp, provides good
flexibility for cargo operations.
The vessel's deck machinery consists of
six mooring winches, three which are placed
forward at the forecastle deck and three
placed on the aft mooring deck. All winches
were supplied by Rolls-Royce Rauma.
There are two sets of anchor winches
located forward, one at port side and one at
starboard side, both Rolls-Royce Rauma.
The vessel is equipped with a single crane
located by the accommodation with a
five-tonne capacity for spare parts and
Fans evenly distributed throughout the
vessel create good ventilation during
loading, discharging and voyage.
Maximum air changes are 20 times an hour
during cargo operation and ten times an
hour during voyage.
The vessel's navigational system
includes products from JRC, Furuno and
The vessel has a single Schat-Harding
enclosed free-fall lifeboat with a capacity of
31 people. In addition, there are one
six-person, two 11-person and two
20-person life rafts.
For further information contact:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki
PH: +81 95 828 5500,
FX: +81 95 828 5515,
PCTC and RO-RO vessels
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