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Multipurpose Container/Bulk Ships
Delivered By Samsung Shipyard
Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy
Industries Co., Ltd. of South Korea is constructing four multipurpose, wider-hatch container/bulk carriers for the Jardine Group of Hong Kong and Gearbulk Ltd. of Norway. The first ship in the series, the Hawk
Arrow was delivered in August and will operate in the Far East-Pacific
Northwest service. The second, Os- prey Arrow, was turned over to her owner in September; the Tern Ar- row and Ibis Arrow will be delivered before the end of this year.
The 41,380-dwt Hawk Arrow has an overall length of 615 feet, beam of 95 feet, depth of 55.5 feet, and maximum draft of 39.5 feet. All ships in the series will be classed by
Det norske Veritas, including the notations +1A1, "Bulk Carrier (HC/E)," Cont., +MV, EO, NAUT
A, and comply with Hong Kong
DOT rules for Hawk Arrow and
Osprey Arrow, and Norwegian Mar- itime Directorate rules for Tern
Arrow and Ibis Arrow. All four ships meet international rules and regula- tions for worldwide service concern- ing crew accommodations, lifesav- ing, firefighting, radio/navigation equipment, marine pollution, ton- nage, noise/vibration, etc.
Main propulsion is provided by a
Hyundai/B&W 6L60MCE diesel engine developing 8,400 bhp at 100 rpm derated, driving a SMM four- bladed, fixed-pitch propeller. A bow thruster equipped with a Nagasima electric motor and controllable- pitch propeller is installed. Three sets of diesel generators, each hav- ing a set of oil-fired boiler and exhaust gas boiler, provide electric power and steam for cargo handling and for various loads in normal seagoing conditions.
Two sets of 35-ton Mitsui/Paceco, portal type, traveling gantry cranes are installed on the upper deck for handling containers and other car- goes; cantilevers fitted to the main girders provide a 32.8-foot outreach from the side of the ship.
Cargo space is subdivided by two
Main engine . Hyundai/B&W
Engine control console . . . .Autronica
Propeller (and spare) SMM
Chain . . . Hamanaka
Propeller shaft . . . . .... Hyundai
Main engine remote controls . Hemco
Steering gear . . . . Trosvik
Bow thruster . . . Nagasima
Auxiliary engines . . .... Daihatsu
Generators, main switchboard & purifiers Taiyo
FW generator & plate coolers . . Nagase/Alfa
Air conditioning . . . .... Hi-Press
Deck machinery . . . . . .Norwinch
Gantry crane Tsuji
Provisions reefer plant Sabroe
Boat davit . . . Watercraft
Emergency generator DEMP
Valve remote controls .... Danfoss
Radar, autopilot & gyrocompass Decca
Radio . . .STC Marine
Satcom system . . .... Navidyne
Satellite navigator Decca
Racal/Marconi Simulator Built For
Finnish Technical Research Center —Free Literature Available longitudinal bulkheads and several vertically corrugated transverse bulkheads into seven cargo holds, with ballast tanks in the double bot- tom and wings. There are three long holds for cement and bauxite, and four short holds for iron ore or other heavy cargoes.
The cargo areas are ventilated by four sets of reversible fans. An air- drying system is designed to dehu- midify the empty cargo holds and to keep air at 50 percent relative hu- midity in tropic conditions.
The spacious and well-designed bridge, which complies with the
DnV notation of NAUT (A) for con- venience of maneuvering and best visibility, is fitted comprehensively with navigation and communica- tions equipment, including two ra- dars, Loran C, RFD, autopilot, and satellite navigation system. Full bridge control of the main engine is available, making it possible to op- erate with an unmanned engine room.
A new, highly sophisticated ship simulator has been developed and built jointly by two British compa- nies for the Finnish Technical Re- search Center near Helsinki where it will be used for research into ship behaviour and to train deck officers to maneuver vessels in busy island waters.
According to the two developers of the simulator, Racal-SMS Ltd.,
Chessington, Surrey, England, and
Marconi Command and Control
Systems Ltd., New Parks, Leicester,
England, the unit can provide real- istic exercises in anti-collision navi- gation, pilotage, shiphandling and emergency procedures.
The principal part of the Racal/
Marconi simulator consists of a fully equipped ship's bridge, complete with advanced navigational aids and autopilot, together with an instruc- tor's console. Seven color television projectors are used to create images onto the back of a screen which affords a 240-degree field of vision, giving a "wrap-around" forward panoramic view from the bridge.
The view changes as the trainee alters speed and course.
Scenes generated by the Marconi
Tepigen visual system (via comput- er) are based on local topography and also show such things as other ships passing, fog descending and lifting, and wave conditions up to a
Force 8 gale.
Various "own ship" types, among them tankers, containerships, and a ferry are available for the simulator.
Accurate representation of their dif- ferent maneuvering characteristics is obtained from realistic mathe- matical models provided by Brit- ain's National Maritime Institute.
For further information and free literature on the Racal/Marconi simulator and its developers,
Circle 93 on Reader Service Card
Siemens Offers Brochure
On Automatic Remote
Control System DIFA 41
Siemens AG of West Germany is offering an eight-page full-color brochure on automatic remote con- trol system DIFA 41 for main diesel engines with fixed propeller.
The text of the brochure explains that the DIFA 41 automatic control system enables direct remote con- trol of the main diesel engine from the bridge and is thus an important precondition for unmanned machin- ery operation. Commands are given in both the manual and automatic modes using the engine telegraph lever on the bridge. The automatic control system and the engine tele- graph are, however, electrically sep- arate.
Control panels on the bridge and in the ECR are used to change over control, for chief limitation and for displaying operating conditions. the publication illustrates the
DIFA 41 with color photos, and gives a system configuration of the
DIFA 41 remote control system in conjunction with other systems.
Special features of the system are listed along with a discussion of the advantages during operation.
The DIFA 41 is supplied in a cubicle or in a wall-mounted unit.
It comprises plug-in electronic
PCBs of the standard Siemens mi- crocomputer system 210 D and the
IC systems SIMATIC® C3 and SI-
MAD YN® C. The modules ensure a high degree of noise immunity, ac- cording to the company.
A thorough discussion of DIFA 41 functions is included in the bro- chure along with technical data.
For further literature containing full information,
Circle 74 on Reader Service Card
Diggs Named Director,
At Kerr Steamship
Kerr Steamship Company has named William P. Diggs director of trans-Atlantic sales. Mr. Diggs assumes sales and marketing re- sponsibilities for several Kerr ser- vices to Europe and Africa including
Pacific Europe Express, a joint ser- vice of the French Compagnie Gen- erale Maritime and the Dutch Inco- trans. 30 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News