Home' Ships and Shipping : January 2010 Contents The new tankers 'PRISCO Alexandra' and
'PRISCO Ekaterina', both delivered at the
end of 2008, became the first vessels in the
world with the comprehensive new Lloyd's
Register "winterisation" ice-class notation.
The vessels were built for Russia's
PRISCO Group by STX Shipbuilding, Korea
with 'PRISCO Alexandra' delivered on
November 27, 2008 and 'PRISCO Ekaterina'
delivered on December 31, 2008.
The vessels are the first and second
of seven 51,000DWT product tanker
sister-vessels to be built by STX for PRISCO,
the Primorsk Shipping Corporation.
The vessels were built to a new
winterisation notation that dramatically
extends the coverage of current standards
beyond basic hull structures to include
the products and equipment that are
essential for safe and reliable operations
in frigid temperatures.
'PRISCO Ekaterina' has an overall length
of 183 metres on a 32.2-metre beam, with
a depth of 19.1 metres and a draught of
She is powered by a single STX MAN
B&W 6S50MC-C main engine, rated
at 9,480kW at 127rpm driving a single
Kamewa controllable pitch propeller.
Triple Hyundai HFC7 508 generator
sets, each developing 84kW provide
In January 2009, the CSBC Corporation (Taiwan) Kaohsiung
Shipyard successfully delivered 'YM Efficiency', the fourth of
five 4,218TEU newbuilt container ships for Taiwanese All
Maritime Transportation Incorporated.
The successful hand-over of All Oceans Transportation's third
4,218TEU containership 'YM Efficiency' followed the delivery of
three sister vessels -- 'YM Eminence', 'YM Elixir' and 'YM Enhancer'
-- to the same owner in 2008 and preceded delivery of 'YM
Eternity' later in 2009.
With a high container-carrying capacity of 4,218TEU,
including 2,643TEU on deck and 1,575TEU in hold, the vessel has
an overall length of 265.5 metres on a 32.2-metre beam and a
depth of 19.1 metres.
The vessel is powered by a single Sulzer, 7RTA-flex96C, two-stroke
main engine, rated 41,510kW at 102rpm. Electric power is supplied
by three diesel generator sets, each developing 2,280kW.
The vessel has a single upper deck with a detached forecastle
and eight tiers of deckhouse. Containers in holds are stowed in a
cellular guide system, with a maximum of eleven rows athwartship
and a maximum of seven tiers height. Containers on the upper
deck are stowed in a maximum of 13 rows athwartship with a
maximum seven-tier height.
Designed with lashing bridges on deck for greater stability
during transport, the ship is equipped with 350 reefer plugs and is
capable of a high homogeneous container intake of more than
2,881TEU at 14 tonnes per TEU. With the hull specially designed
to minimise propeller-induced vibration, the vessel can reach high
service speeds of up to 24.8 knots for operational performance,
while achieving optimal transport efficiency.
The vessel has a complement of 25 plus six Suez crew.
'Tirranna' is the second large car and truck carrier ordered by
Wilh. Wilhelmsen (WW), to be operated by Wallenius
Wilhelmsen Logistics (owned 50 percent by WW).
The vessel was delivered from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine
Engineering in the middle of 2009. It has an overall length of
231.6 metres on a 32.26-metre beam with a depth of 34.7 metres
and a draught of 11.3 metres.
'Tirranna' is designed for worldwide transportation of
rolling cargo (cars, high and heavy cargo and, to some extent,
The engine room installation meets the requirements for the
class notation "Unattended Machinery Room" (UMS), which
means that the main engine can be remotely operated from the
bridge or engine control room.
The vessel is powered by one electronically controlled slow
speed, two-stroke Doosan B&W 8S60ME-C main engine and
propelled by a single, five-bladed fixed pitch propeller.
A green Passport, issued by Lloyds Register according to IMO's
Guidelines on Ship Recycling, 2003, lists all materials and
substances known to be potentially hazardous.
The vessel is arranged with 13 decks for cargo, with an engine
room aft, wheelhouse forward and living quarters in two tiers on
the upper deck. The forward mooring deck is arranged on deck 7,
the aft mooring deck on deck 8.
Heavy cargo units can be loaded on decks 1, 3, 5 and 8.
The cargo decks above main deck are generally accessed via
'PRISCO Ekaterina' -- The second ice-classed tanker delivered by STX Korea to Russia's PRISCO
'Tirranna' -- An 8,000-unit PCTC from HHI for Wilhelmsen
January 2010 SHIPS AND SHIPPING
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'YM Efficiency' -- The fourth of five 4,218TEU container ships from CSBC's Kaohsiung Shipyard
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