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Built under survey to Det Norske Veritas, 'San Felice' was
designed by Denmark's Carl Bro and built by Vietnamese yard
Pharung Shipyard Company for Levant Shipping.
The steel vessel has an overall length of 180 metres and a length
at waterline of 172 metres with a draught of 9.75 metres and a
depth of 14.7 metres.
The 34,000DWT bulk carrier is powered by a single MAN B&W
6S46MC-C main engine rated at 7,860kW driving a single
four-bladed propeller, giving the vessel a maximum speed of 14
knots and a service speed of 13 knots.
'San Felice' has a total of five holds and a total cargo hold
capacity of 45,500m3. The vessel is equipped with Rolls-Royce
winches and capstans and four TTS cranes, each with an SWL of 30
tonnes at 25 metres outreach.
Navigation and communication instruments on board the
vessel were supplied by Thrane & Thrane, Kelvin Hughes, SAAB,
Sailor, Furuno and Yokogawa.
The vessel's paints and coatings were supplied by Sigma.
Consuming approximately 28.5 tonnes of fuel per day, the
vessel carries 25 and has a range of 18,500 nautical miles.
Projected to operate out of Greece, the
17,000DWT chemical / oil tanker
'Hellespont Charger' was delivered by
Korean shipyard Sekwang Shipbuilding in
mid-December 2009 to owner / operator
HCI Hellespont Chemikalientanker
Designed by Korea's Far East Ship
Design & Engineering Company (FESDEC),
the vessel flies the Marshall Islands flag
and has an overall length of 144 metres, a
length at waterline of 136.6 metres and
length between perpendiculars of 136
metres with a 22.6-metre beam. She has a
depth of 12.8 metres and a maximum
draught of nine metres.
Displacing 22,496 tonnes at full load,
the 17,000DWT vessel is powered by a
single STX MAN-B&W 8S35MC main
engine rated at 6,025kW at 173rpm,
driving a single Hae Yang aerofoil,
clockwise rotating (viewed from aft), solid
Triple STX four-stroke, in-line auxiliary
engines, each rating 770kW at 1,200rpm,
and triple STX marine, brushless generators,
each rated at 730kW at 1,200rpm supply
auxiliary power while a single HRP, 500kW
thruster enhances manoeuvrability.
The vessel has a maximum speed of 15
knots and a cruising speed of 14.5 knots,
with a range of 12,500nm with a 300nm
The vessel has a suite of navigation
and communications electronics from
Furuno, paints and coatings from
Chugoku and life and rescue boats from
COSCO and Norsafe, respectively.
With a 1,000m3 HFO capacity, the vessel
consumes approximately 22.8 tonnes of
fuel per day. She is crewed by 23 with extra
accommodation for six Suez crew.
'San Felice' -- A 34,000DWT bulk carrier from Pharung Shipyard, Vietnam
'Hellespont Charger' -- A 17,000DWT chemical / oil tanker from Korea's Sekwang Shipbuilding
Having pored over the 97 vessels we
reviewed in Ships and Shipping in 2010, and
after several editorial meetings, we have
undertaken the very difficult task of choosing
twelve ships that we felt to be a cut above, for
one hard-fought reason or another.
We hope that as you browse through this
roundup, those reasons will be self-evident.
2010 was a very positive year for vessel
construction, with some recovery after the GFC,
and we encourage you to look back over all
of the ships that we have reviewed throughout
the year by visiting our electronic archive at
www.bairdmaritime.com (of which we are
We congratulate and thank all of the
shipyards, designers and ship owners who
have contributed their vessels to Ships and
Shipping and who have achieved so much in
We congratulate those innovators in marine
engineering, naval architecture and construction,
but also those in the fields of marine propulsion,
electronics, deck machinery and every other
aspect of modern vessel outfitting, whose
thoughts and products have contributed to
making these vessels stand out from an already
outstanding display of maritime industry.
We thank all our reviewers and contributors
for their efforts throughout 2010, and we
look forward to another year of strength,
perseverance and breathtaking innovation from
the world's best designers, suppliers and
shipbuilders in 2011.
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