Multipurpose Cargo Vessel 'Sarita' Delivered By Hitachi

The 22,210-dwt, multipurpose cargo vessel Sarita, built at the Hiroshima (Innoshima) Works of Hitachi Zosen, was delivered recently to her owner, Callisto Shipping Limited, Liberia. She is the last of five sister ships constructed in series at Hiroshima.

Designed to carry general and bulk cargoes and containers, the Sarita is equipped with a 250-ton, heavy-duty derrick to handle plant equipment and other kinds of heavy cargo. Two of her five cargo holds are specially designed to carry extra- long items such as columns and towers for chemical plant or refinery use.

Sarita is powered by a constant pressure, turbocharged Hitachi/ B&W 8L67GFC diesel engine that offers fuel savings of about 6 percent compared with a conventionally designed engine. A bow thruster is fitted to facilitate maneuvering in port.

The vessel has an overall length of 178.27 meters, beam of 26.5 meters, depth of 14.2 meters, and design full-load draft of 10.41 meters (585 by 87 by 46.6 by 34 feet).

She is built to Lloyd's Register of Shipping Classification.

Maximum continuous output of her main engine is 15,000 bhp (11,000 kw), which produced a maximum trial speed of 20.524 knots.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 34,  Aug 15, 1980

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