Hitachi Zosen Delivers Car Carrier Toyofuji 7

The 10,848-dwt, diesel-powered vehicle carrier Toyofuji 7 (shown above) was delivered recently to Toyofuji Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. of Japan by Hitachi Zosen, Tokyo. The ship was built at the Setoda Shipyard of Naikai Zosen, a Hitachi affiliate.

The vessel is 178 meters long by 29 meters wide by 26.2 meters deep (approximately 584 by 95 by 86 feet), and can transport up to 4,024 passenger cars and small trucks, as well as knockdown assembly car components and freight containers.

The Toyofuji 7 is powered by a Hitachi B&W twin-bank diesel engine, type 2x8K45- GTCA, providing a service speed of 18 knots.

The seventh and eighth of the ship's 12 car decks were specially designed: the aft compartments have elevator decks to load containers, while the fore compartments are used to hold cars. The ship is fitted with ramps at the stern and midships. The midship ramp is adjustable to three different heights enabling cars to exit and enter from the fifth to seventh decks.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 59,  Nov 1981

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