Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Converting Two Bulkers Into Ro/Ro Ships

Compagnia Italiana Transoceanica Di Navigazione S.P.A., Genoa, Italy, and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd., Korea, signed a contract on May 25, 1977, with the approval of the Italian Government authorities early June for the conversion of two bulkers into roll-on/roll-off ships.

The conversion work on both the M,/V Transoceanica Silvia and her sistership M/V Transoceanica Francesca will enable each ship to transport about 150 container trailers.

The major part of the work will consist of upper deck hatch cover closing, reinforcement of the upper deck for use as a cardeck, installation of a twin deck after five cargo hold bulkheads have been removed, installation of new elevators, ventilation and mooring systems, replacement of new deck cranes, etc., together with lighting and piping systems.

These conversion projects will be carried out within 60 days each, with five months of preparation before work commencement.

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard also began jumboizing work on two of three German coastal bulkers ordered by Horst Bartels Shipping Co., Hamburg, Germany.

The M/V Neukloster and the M/V Neuwulmstorf were delivered to the yard for jumboizing and subsidiary work to increase their cargo capacity up to 30 percent and container capacity up to 84 percent.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 21,  Aug 15, 1977

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