Big Heavy-Lift Cargo Carrier Delivered By Hitachi Zosen

The 21,183-dwt heavy-lift cargo carrier Alps Maru was completed recently at Hitachi Zosen's Maizuru Works and delivered to co-owners Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Baba- Daiko Steamship Company.

The new ship has an overall length of 475.7 feet, beam of 87.9 feet, depth of 45.3 feet, and full-load draft of 31.2 feet. Main propulsion is provided by a low-speed Hitachi/ B&W diesel with a maximum continuous output of 8,750 bhp at 133 rpm. Trial speed was 16.5 knots.

The cargo area is divided into two long holds for loading long plant equipment and rolling stock. There are one 400-ton and two 30-ton cranes at midship, and one 50-ton crane each at the forward and aft end of the cargo holds. The deckhouse is eight levels high to provide good forward visibility, and is asymmetric to provide a storage space for the aft crane.

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