Home' Ships and Shipping : January 2010 Contents Following an official signing of delivery protocols on June 8,
the heavy lift vessel 'Jumbo Jubilee' was delivered to her new
owners in August 2009.
Built by Damen's Galati shipyard in Romania, the ship is the
fourth and final in a series of J1800-class lift vessels for Jumbo
Shipping. The success and demand in the offshore industry for
'Jumbo Jubilee's' predecessor and sister vessel 'Fairplayer' (Ships
and Shipping, January 2009, page 15), suggests a bright future for
the latest vessel which boasts an impressive 1,800 tonne lift
capacity across two cranes.
Classed by Lloyd's Register and based in the busy port of
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the vessel measures 144.8 metres in
overall length on a beam of 26.8 metres. The ship's 8.1-metre
maximum draught provides both stability and a carrying capacity
of 12,650 tonnes.
However, like her sisters, the real value of this vessel lies in the
lift capacity provided by the twin 900-tonne Huisman-Itrec cranes,
which are supplemented by two auxiliary hoist travelling trolley
37.5-tonne cranes, "manriding" approved, and two ten-tonne
'Jumbo Jubilee' is powered by a pair of MaK 9M32C engines,
each rated at 4,500kW, supplemented by twin 3000kW PTO AEM
SE630-M4 generators. In addition, an 1,824kW AEM SE500-M4
generator is coupled to an 1,825kW auxiliary Caterpillar 3516B
engine. These drive Wärtsilä 4,350mm controlled pitch
propellers, whilst a Wärtsilä 1,500kW bow thruster provides
A total container hold capacity of 426TEU and a total hold capacity
of 18,310 cubic metres are also features of the 'Jumbo Jubilee'.
A tanker for navigating and transporting oil products
through icy regions, with a capacity of 65,200DWT, was
launched at Croatia's Brodosplit Shipyard in January 2009
for the Swedish company Concordia Maritime, then
delivered six months later.
According to Brodosplit, the Stena P-MAX tankers are
characterised by good economy, high flexibility and a high level
of safety. Their wider hull design means that they can load about
30 percent more cargo without their draught being affected.
In addition to having mandatory double hulls, the P-MAX
vessels have two main engines in two completely separate engine
rooms, double rudders and steering gear, two propellers and double
All redundant systems can be operated independently of each
other, resulting in safer oil transportation.
'Stena Progress' is the first in a series of four Handymax vessels
which Brodosplit contracted to build for Concordia Maritime.
The vessel has an overall length of 182.9 metres on a beam of
40 metres with a design draught of 11.3 metres and a depth of
The vessel has a gross tonnage of 36,168GRT and a net tonnage
The vessel is powered by twin MAN B&W 6S46 MC-C main
engines, each rated at 7,860kW at 129rpm, giving the vessel a sea
speed of 14.5 knots.
With a ten-plus-two tank configuration, 'Stena Progress' carries
a total of 67,314m.
The vessel bears a DNV-certified "Green Passport" and has a
crew of 28.
Shipyard Hijos de J. Barreras of Vigo, Spain, recently delivered
the Ro-Pax ferry 'Passió per Formentera'. The vessel is the
second of four ferries ordered by owner Baleària.
The first vessel in the series of four, 'Martín i Soler',
commenced operations in January 2009. The smallest vessel
in the series, 'Passió per Formentera' was specifically adapted
to operate in the Balearic Islands ports it will be servicing
and its name is the tourist slogan of the smallest of the
Balearic Islands. The vessel was designed to optimally integrate
with the island's port infrastructures and to service passenger
traffic between Formentera and Ibiza and between Formentera
and the mainland.
The new ferry has six decks, including one cargo deck and one
'Passió per Formentera' is 101 metres in overall length on a
17-metre beam, with a capacity for 800 people (crew and
passengers), 80 cars and eight trailer trucks. A modular system
allows 304 line metres for trailers or 540 line metres for cars in the
hold. Thanks to the ramps located at stern and bow, loading and
unloading is quick and effective.
As with the other vessels of the series, energy consumption has
been optimised. The vessel is powered by two main Rolls-Royce
Bergen engines, each rated at 4,500kW, producing a service speed
of 20 knots, with emissions from the state-of-the-art engines well
below local environmental regulation.
'Jumbo Jubilee' -- The final of Jumbo Shipping's successful J1800-class heavy lifts
ships and shipping's TOP 12 SHIPS of 2009
'Passió per Formentera' -- An Astilleros Barreras-built Ro-Pax ferry for Baleària
'Stena Progress' -- The first of four 65,200DWT twin engined tankers from Brodosplit
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