SMC is pleased to report the Naming Ceremony in Huatai Heavy Industry Co. Ltd, Nantong, China: of MV ”INTERLINK ABILITY”, Hull No. H0017, the first vessel in the series of 8 x 38,500 DWT Bulk Carriers ordered by Interlink Maritime Corp., Bermuda.
Vessel’s principal particulars: LOA = 179.95 m, B = 32.00 m, D = 15.00 m, T d/s = 9.50 m/10.50 m. Propelled by MAN 5S50ME-B9.3-Tier II engine with Part Load tuning, EGB and developing 4575 KW x 89.9 rpm at NCR, the vessel will operate at a service speed of 13.70 knots. All vessels in the series are classed by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and are built to Marshall Islands flag requirements.
Classification notes: 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 naming ceremony was carried out by the godmother Ms. Qian Jin, GM Skyrun in the presence of Mr. Paul Gurtler, President, Interlink Maritime Corp., Mr. Ashoke Dey, Dy. MD, SMC, site office and class representatives
Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for 29 May 2015.