Successful Trials Held For Heavy Lift Vessel Sibig Venture
Constructed by Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA), the heavylift vessel Sibig Venture successfully completed sea trials recently.
The new ship is owned by International Transport Contractors (ITC) of Haarlem, Holland.
The purpose of the trials was to check and verify theoretical calculations, vessel's maneuvering characteristics in the fully floated condition, and immersion time from ballast to full immersion draft. The vessel can be maneuvered from the bow control station as well as from the conventional bridge aft.
The result of the trials proved successful as reported by the owner in a telex message from the vessel: "All calculations showed stunningly accurate figures." The time for immersion was approximately six hours.
The draft conditions in the sailing mode are 8.65m fwd and 10.66m aft. The draft in the fully immersed condition is 18.7 meters fwd and 18.0m aft.
The level master in the cargo control room displays draft readings as well as soundings in the tanks, percent of tank full, filling or draining speed, and heeling angles and trim.
ITC is offering a free eightpage color brochure describing the new vessel and its capabilities.
For a free copy, Write 70 on Reader Service Card
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