Burmeister & Wain Shipyard Delivers The M/S Baumare

Burmeister & Wain Shipyard, Copenhagen, recently delivered Yard No. 883 the M/S Baumare — the third of a series of 17 fuelsaving Panamax bulkcarriers of approximately 64,000 dwt on the yard's order list.

The M / S Baumare was delivered to the shipping company Baumare Inc., Monrovia, Liberia, and will be operated by the Norwegian company Torvald Klaveness A/S.

With an improved hull design and the installation of a low-speed two-stroke B&W 5L80GFCA diesel engine (12,600 bhp at 90 rpm), Burmeister & Wain Shipyard has succeeded in reducing the fuel consumption for this new type of Panamax bulk carrier by 15-20 percent compared with traditional bulk carriers of a similar tonnage.

The daily fuel oil consumption is approximately 37 tons with an average speed of 15 knots.

The M/S Baumare was built to Det norske Veritas +1.A.1 class with the following main particulars: length overall, maximum, 225 meters (about 738 feet) ; breadth, molded (Panamax), 32.- 24 meters (about 106 feet) ; depth, molded, 18 meters (59 feet) ; draft, maximum B-60 freeboard, 13.10 meters (43 feet) corresponding deadweight, 64,000 tons; total cubic capacity of holds/ (grain), 79,100 cubic meters; cruising range, 21,500 nautical miles; and speed on loaded sea trial, 15.4 knots.

The ship is equipped with seven large almost identical hatches with inclined hatch coamings and McGregor hydraulically operated steel hatch covers.

Holds 1, 3, 5, and 7 can be used to transport ore.

Water ballast is carried in wing tanks, bottom tanks, in fore- and aft-peak and in hold 4. The total water ballast capacity is 30,400 tons.

Accommodations for officers and crew are aft in a five-deck superstructure.

Galley provision and cold store office, hospital and hobby room with exercise and film equipment are located on the lowest deck. Accommodations for deck crew, galley personnel and laundry are on boat deck. On the saloon deck, living quarters for officers and crew, mess rooms, accommodations for the steward, pantry and duty mess are located.

Accommodations for deck and engine officers are on the officer deck.

The captain and chief engineer each have a separate suite that includes an office, dayroom, bedroom and bathroom. A special pilot room is also located on this deck.

Wheelhouse, radio station and accommodation for radio officer are situated on the navigation bridge. The ship is equipped with the most up-to-date navigation instruments, including Loran, radio direction finder, radar, satellite navigator autopilot and gyrocompass.

On the bridge, a Loadmaster is installed together with instruments for remote control of the main engine to allow unmanned engine room operations.

The main engine is a five-cylinder long stroke engine, B&W type L80GFCA with an output of 12,600 bhp at 90 rpm. The auxiliary machinery includes two B&W engines type 5T23LH each attached to a generator of 500 kw and a turbogenerator of 500 kw.

In the engine room on the port side a sound insulated control room is located with control instruments for the machinery.

The steering gear is of the rotary vane type. The B&W type spade rudder is 44 square meters and weighs approximately 90 tons. In accordance with the class requirements, it can be turned from 35 degrees in one side to 30 degrees in the other in 28 seconds.

The anchors are placed on a special seating on the upper deck in the fore end.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 36,  Aug 15, 1981 Klaus Bock Translated

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