Another Panamax Bulker Delivered By B&W Yard To Liberian Owner

Burmeister & Wain Shipyard in Copenhagen recently celebrated the naming of Yard No. 883, a Panamax bulk c a r r i e r of the yard's fuel-saving type. Of approximately 64,000 dwt, the ship was ordered by A / S Klaveness C h a r t e r i n g of Oslo, and was named by Mrs. Bibbi Preststulen, wife of managing director Tom Preststulen, president of West African Bulk Shipping Inc.

Christened Baumare, the ship was disposed of by Torvald Klaveness A / S and delivered to the shipping company Baumare Inc.

of Monrovia, Liberia. This marks the third vessel of this new type delivered by B&W during a 6- month period; an additional 14 are on order at the Copenhagen yard.

While many of the more conventional Panamax type bulk carriers operating today have a fuel oil consumption of 55-60 tons daily, B&W Shipyard has succeeded in reducing the fuel con- sumption to approximately 37 tons per day at an average speed of 15 knots. The average is defined as the average f o r ballasted and fully loaded conditions.

This improvement in operating economy has been achieved by a s u c c e s s f u l development of the hull design with bulbous bow, an extremely flat-sectioned aft body, and by the installation of a twostroke, long-stroke B&W 5L80- GFCA diesel engine having an output of 12,600 bhp at 90 rpm.

Auxiliary machinery includes two B&W 5T23LH diesels driving 500- kw generators, and a 500-kw turbogenerator.

Classed + 1A1 by Det norske Veritas, the Baumare has an overall length of about 738 feet, molded beam of 106 feet, molded depth of 59 feet, and maximum draft of 50 feet. The Total cubic capacity (grain) of the holds is 79,100 cubic meters. The ship has seven large, almost identical hatches with inclined coamings and MacGregor hydraulically operated, steel hatch covers. Holds 1, 3, 5, and 7 can be utilized for transportation of ore. Water ballast is carried in wing and bottom tanks, forepeak, aftpeak, and in Hold No. 4. Total water ballast capacity is 30,400 tons.

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