Wartsila Turku Yard Will Build Cruise Ship For Iraq

Iraq has ordered a 6,000-grt seagoing passenger vessel (artist's conception shown above) from the Wartsila Turku Shipyards.

The ship will be delivered to the Iraqi Ministry of Transport and Communications in the spring of 1982.

Capacity of the vessel will be about 300 persons, and passenger spaces as well as equipment will be of the highest standards.

Among the facilities at the passengers' disposal will be a combined dining and conference area, barbecue restaurant, four lounges, show lounge, gymnasium, sauna, and a swimming pool covered by a transparent dome and surrounded by wind screens.

This seagoing cruise liner will be equipped with fin stabilizers and a bow thruster. Two skewed controllable-pitch propellers, extensive insulation of engines and other noisy equipment, and double-wall construction in the passenger areas will keep the noise and vibration levels below the normal shipbuilding standards. The six-deck ship will be divided into 12 watertight sections.

Two Wartsila/Sulzer 8ZL 40/48 diesel engines, each with an output of 6,000 bhp, will give the ship a service speed of about 20 knots. She will have an overall length of 121.0 meters, beam of 17.5 meters, depth to second deck of 10.5 meters, and draft of 5.5 meters (about 397 by 57.4 by 34.4 by 18 feet).

The ship will be constructed to Lloyd's Register of Shipping Classification +100 A l , +LMC, UMS, Passenger Ship, Unrestricted Service; she will meet SOLAS, IMMCO, and sanitary requirements.

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