Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry, Nantong city, China: Steel Cutting Ceremony of NMD169, the third vessel from a series of Ten X 24,000 DWT Stainless steel Chemical Tankers ordered by CELSIUS SHIPPING was carried out at 10:08 on 6th January 2015. The series of ten vessels being built for Celsius Shipping are all Chemical tankers with stainless steel cargo tanks, deep well pumps and capabilities for a range of chemicals and oil. The main particulars of the vessels: 171.00m (LOA) X 26.80m (B) X 13.70 (D) X 9.40m (Designed Draught). The vessel is designed to have a service speed of 14 knots at designed draft of 9.40 m. The vessel is powered with one set of MAN-B&W 5G50ME-B9.3 Tier II with MCR of 5850 kW @ 85 rpm. The vessel is classed by Lloyds Register having Class notations LRS,+100A1 Double Hull Oil and Chemical Tanker, Ship Type 2, SG 1.55, Maximum Cargo Temperature 80° C, ESP, CSR, Ship Right (ACS(B), CM), CR(s,stl), * IWS, LI ,SPM4, ECO(A,BWT,GW,GW,IHM,NOx-2,OW), ShipRight (BWMP(S,T), SCM, SERS),ETA,Effective Tank Cleaning less than 3% LMC,IGS,UMS,NAV1.The Steel cutting was attended by Mr. Steve Nolan( Technical Manager, SMC), SMC site team, LR Surveyor and Shipyard representatives. The Launching of the vessel is expected in December 2015 and the Delivery in June 2016.Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for March 2015.
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.