Huatai Shipyard, Nantong, China: The launching of INTERLINK ABILITY (Hull no. H0017), the first vessel in the series of 8 x 38500 dwt `Green Dolphin’ bulk carriers for Interlink Maritime Corp., Bermuda, was carried out in the presence of local dignitaries, site office and class representatives on 25 Dec 2014.
The main particulars of the vessel are 179.95 m (LOA) x 32.00 m (B mld) x 15.00 m (D mld) x 10.50 m (Draft scantling). The vessel is powered by MAN 5S 50ME-B9.3 – Tier II engine, developing 6100 kW at 99 rpm. The service speed of the vessel is 14.0 knots.
The vessel is classed with Lloyds Register of Shipping having class notation LR +100A1 Bulk Carrier, BC-A, CSR, GRAB , Hold Nos. 2 & 4 may be empty, ESP, LI, Ship Right (CM, ACS (B,D)), Ice Class 1C FS, IWS, BWMP (F,T), ECO (P, BWT, EEDI, IHM), +LMC, UMS, SCM, SERS.
The vessels will be delivered to the owner in April 2015.