SMC is pleased to report Keel laying in Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., China: of mv “PACIFIC UNITY”, Hull No. H1445, the first unit from the series of 4 x 400,000 DWT VLOC ordered by HONGKONG MING WAH SHIPPING Co., Ltd.
Vessel’s principal particulars: LOA = 362.0m, B = 65m, D = 30.4m, T d/s = 23m. Propelled by MAN B&W 7G80ME-C9.5 With Low Load EGB TII and developing 20,570 KW x 54.9 rpm at NCR the vessel will operate at the speed of 14.5 knots. All vessels in the series are classed by DNV-GL & CCS and will be built to Hongkong flag requirements.
Classification notes: 1A1 Ore Carrier NAUTICUS (Newbuilding) CSA-2 IB-3 NAUT-OC EO TMON BIS Gas ready (D,S, MEc,) BWM-E(s) COAT-PSPC(B,D) EL-2 HMON(G4, C1, W1, O1, A1, S1, E1) SHORE POWER BWM(T) CLEAN OPP-F.
Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for 10th March 2018.