March 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Hitachi Zosen Delivers Versatile Bulk/Oil Carrier To Lib Ore Steamship

The Marlin, a 14,943-dwt bulk/ oil carrier built at Hitachi Zosen's Mukaishima Shipyard, Japan, was delivered to her owner, Lib Ore Steamship Co., Inc. on January 24, 1977. The first of two sisterships ordered by Lib Ore Steamship Co., the Marlin left Japan for Trinidad via Honolulu after delivery.

Since the ship is scheduled for service in the tropical waters around South America, Trinidad and Tobago, the Marlin has bargetype construction with a shallow draft and thick shell plates. She is designed to take bauxite in her center cargo hold, which is flanked on both sides with tanks for oil and caustic soda.

The Marlin has a length between perpendiculars of 488 feet iy2 inches, a molded breadth of 70 feet, a molded depth of 33 feet 3 inches, and a full load draft (molded) of 23 feet. The cargo hold capacity (grain) is 494,940 cubic feet. The oil tank capacity is 325,063 cubic feet.

Propulsion is provided by two NOHAB Polar F216V type diesel engines, developing a total of 6,400 hp. Trial speed was given as 13.73 knots.

The Marlin is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping.

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