Aalborg Yard Launches Third Reefer For Delivery To USSR's Sudoimport

Aalborg Vaerft A/S in Denmark recently lauched its newbuilding No. 249, a refrigerated vessel with a capacity of about 10,000 cubic meters, for the Soviet organization V/O Sudoimport. The reefer, named the Akademik Zavaritskij, is the last in a series of three sister ships, and is scheduled for delivery in May this year.

Sponsor of the vessel was Mrs.

Taissia Ekimova, wife of the leader of the Trade Representation of the USSR in Denmark, Yuri V.

Ekimova. The ceremony was attended by many representatives from the USSR and Denmark.

The Zararitskij has an overall length of 453.4 feet, beam of 70.5 feet, depth of 43 feet, and draft (bananas) of 23 feet. Propulsion is by a two-stroke B&W 6 DKRN 67/170 diesel engine with a maximum output of 12,874 bhp at 123 rpm. The main engine, of the uniflow scavenging type, is coupled directly to a fixed-pitch propeller. Service speed is 20.3 knots. Four diesel generator sets each have an output of 720 kw.

The vessel is designed as a multipurpose reefer, capable of transporting fruit as well as frozen meat.

She will have large open type cargo hatches, which with the reinforcement of tanktops and decks, provides the capability to carry both 40-foot and 20-foot containers, in cargo holds as well as the weather deck.

Three cargo holds are arranged forward of the engine room and accommodations, and one aft. The holds are via tweendecks divided into 14 sections, and eight independent temperature zones will be available with temperatures down to -25 C.

Accommodations will be provided for 40 persons (crew and passengers in a total of 35 cabins.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Jan 1986

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