Wartsila AB Delivers LPG/Ammonia Tanker To Maraven In Venezuela

Oy Wartsila AB Turku Shipyards, Finland, has delivered the gas tanker Paramacay to Maraven S.A. of Venezuela. The vessel and its accommodations were designed for tropical conditions.

It is equipped with four tanks with a total volume of 14,000 cubic meters. Pressure and temperature may be regulated to accommodate different gases and differing port handling facilities. Special cold resistant steel is used for the free-standing pressurized vessels which rest on hardwood supports. Four fire extinguishing systems are utilized: water; water spray; carbon dioxide; and powder. It meets the latest IMO safety and environmental protection requirements.

Main particulars are: length 146 meters; beam 22 meters; depth 14 meters; draft 8 meters; cargo capacity 14,000 m3/l 1,570 tdw; main engine, Wartsila Sulzer 6RLB 56, speed of 16.25 knots. The vessel is designed for a crew of 38 people and is classed Lloyd's Register of Shipping+100 A-l Liquid Gas Carrier.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 49,  Oct 1983 Arizona

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