Hitachi Completes Combination Cargo Carrier For Galleon Shipping

The 19,403-dwt cargo ship Galleon Emerald (shown above) was delivered recently to her owner, Galleon Shipping Corporation, the Philippines. Constructed at Hitachi Zosen's Hiroshima Works (Innoshima), she is the last of three sister ships delivered to Galleon Shipping by Hitachi. The first in the series, Galleon Diamond, was completed in December 1980, also at the Hiroshima Works. The second ship, Galleon Agate, was delivered in January this year by the Setoda Shipyard of Naikai Zosen, an affiliate of Hitachi Zosen.

The Galleon Emerald is designed to carry general cargo, containers, lumber, and bulk cargo between the Philippines and North America. As the vessel will be used to carry tobacco, coconut products, and hemp, all cargo holds are fitted with dehumidifiers.

Three 16-ton cranes are provided f o r handling general cargo; one 50-ton, twin-type crane will handle heavy lifts such as construction vehicles.

Her Hitachi / B&W main engine, type 6L67GFC, is a constant pressure t u r b o c h a r g e d , longstroke diesel, newly developed by Hitachi to lessen fuel consumption.

It has a maximum continuous output of 11,200 bhp at 145 rpm; trial speed was 19.703 knots.

The 13,886-gt ship has a length between perpendiculars of about 498.7 feet, beam of 75.8 feet, depth of 46.26 feet, and full load design draft of 34.48 feet. Cargo hold capacity is 28,727 cubic meters.

She is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 30,  May 15, 1981

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