First Two Of Ten Bulkers For Greek Owner Christened At Hyundai

Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, held a naming ceremony recently for the first two 41,630-dwt bulk carriers in a series of 10 vessels ordered by Efploia Shipping Company of Greece.

The two ships were christened Oinoussian Pride (photo) and Costas N. Pateras by the sponsors, Mrs.

Marigo Patitsas, daughter, and Mrs. Aspasia Lemos, wife, of Capt. Leon C. Lemos, chairman of Efploia Shipping. The naming ceremony was attended by Captain Lemos; D.G. Anyfantis, technical director of Efploia, C.L. Lee, chairman of HHI, S.E. Hong, executive vice president of HHI's Shipbuilding Division, and other distinguished guests from Efploia and HHI.

The new bulkers have an overall length of 603.7 feet, beam of 100 feet, depth of 52.3 feet, and draft of 36.7 feet. Propulsion is provided by low-speed Hyundai/B&W 5L60MC diesel engines, each with maximum continuous rating of 8,820 bhp at 98 rpm and normal continuous rating of 7,938 bhp at 95 rpm. Service speed is 14 knots.

The 10 Efploia vessels, comprising five each 41,630-dwt and 63,370- dwt bulk carriers, were ordered in July 1984. Currently, all of the ships are in various states of construction at the Ulsan shipyard.

Oinoussian Pride and Costas N.

Pateras are designed to carry bulk cargoes such as grain, coal, and ore in their five cargo holds; containers on deck and hatch covers; and coiled steel and unseasoned logs at the side of their upper decks.

Equipped with the latest navigation and communications instruments, these ships are classed by Lloyd's Register of Shipping + 100AL, +LMC, UMS. Each ship will have a crew of 26 persons.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 115,  Jun 1986

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