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In November this year the Jos.
L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg,
West Germany, delivered the roll- on/roll-off ship Ambassador to
Coordinated Caribbean Transport,
Inc. (CCT) of Coral Gables, Fla., a subsidiary of Transway Inter- national Corporation. The $19.5- million RO/RO is the first vessel built in Europe in many years for registry under the American flag.
CCT has subsequently placed an order with the Meyer yard for a sister ship, with delivery sched- uled for the second half of 1981.
The 13,412-gt Ambassador has an overall length of 168.8 meters, beam of 21.6 meters, depth to A
Deck of 13.9 meters, and draft of 6.45 meters (about 553.8 by 70.9 by 45.6 by 21.2 feet). Designed to operate at a speed of 17.2 knots, the ship has a capacity for 159 trailers and 110 automobiles car- ried on four decks—tank top, B
Deck, A Deck, and 1st Super- structure Deck.
Loading is accomplished via a
Von Tell stern ramp that leads to
B Deck. Access to the other three cargo decks is by way of ramps.
The ramp on A Deck is closed by a Von Tell ramp door, while the ramp opening in B Deck is closed by a Von Tell hinged cover.
Main propulsion is provided by a Stork-Werkspoor diesel engine, type 6TM620, with an output of 10,000 bhp at 425 rpm. A KaMe-
Wa controllable-pitch propeller is driven at 175 rpm through a Renk reduction gear. Auxiliary power is provided by two Stork-Werks- poor diesel generators each with an output of 875 kva, one shaft- driven A. van Kaick generator, one emergency and harbor gener- ator set (MWM diesel of 270 kva), one exhaust gas boiler system, and one thermal oil boiler system.
Other equipment includes a Svend- borg steering gear and Jastram bow and stern thrusters.
All crew members are accom- modated in single cabins, each with toilet and shower. The com- plete superstructure, topped by the bridge, is located far forward.
A Hamworthy water treatment plant and Electrolux vacuum plant
With the recent delivery of the multipurpose cargo ship Antillia,
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. of New
Orleans completed a three-vessel contract for American Atlantic
Shipping, Inc. of New York. Built at a total cost of $28.5 million, with a 48.5 percent construction differential subsidy from the Mar- itime Administration, the three motor vessels are said to be the most technologically advanced ships of their size in the Ameri- can-flag merchant fleet. The first of the series, the America, was delivered near the end of 1979; the Amazonia was completed at mid-1980.
Designed to operate at shallow- draft ports with limited shoreside facilities, the Antillia has an over- all length of 295 feet, beam of 45 feet, depth of 22 feet, and draft of 14 feet. The breakbulk/reefer container vessel is designed for a high degree of cargo flexibility and fast turnarounds.
The main propulsion engine is have been integrated in the ship's sanitary system.
Electronics include two Selenia radars, ITT radio system type
MRU 29B/30C, NCS series 2900 satellite navigation system, Sper- ry autopilot and gyrocompass,
Furuno echo sounder, and Ben speed log.
The Ambassador has been built to American Bureau of Shipping
Classification + A1E, +ACCU.
According to her owner, she is the only U.S.-flag homeported in
Miami. a Fairbanks Morse 12-cylinder, opposed-piston diesel, type 38TD8- 1/8, developing 3,960 bhp at 900 rpm driving a fixed-blade, 10-foot propeller through a reduction gear supplied by Philadelphia Gear.
Operating at 85 percent of total bhp on the 14-foot design draft, trial speed was 13.75 knots and estimated average fuel consump- tion 12.5 tons per day. Electrical power is provided by two 400-kw generators driven by Caterpillar
D379TA diesel engines.
Designed as a three-hold, 'tween-deck vessel with No. 3 hold refrigerated, the 2,000-dwt Antil- lia has a total bale capacity of 3,677.57 cubic meters, of which 736.24 cubic meters are refriger- ated. Cargo holds and hatches are dimensioned to accept 20-foot con- tainers in all three holds, and 40- foot boxes in No. 1 and No. 2 holds. Total container capacity is 99 TEUs, of which 16 can be reefers connected to deck outlets.
Maximum deck loadings are 550
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