W e s t a m a r i n Delivers M T U - P o w e r ed A l l - A l u m i n um Reefer C a t a m a r an

Swede Ship's Norwegian yard, Westamarin A/S, Mandal, is delivering an all-aluminum reefer catamaran to shipowner Godstrans A/S, Honefoss.

The 164-foot-long by 46-footwide "Thermoliner" will mainly be used for transportation of fresh fish from Scandinavia to ports in the English Channel, with return freight of frozen food, flowers, fresh vegetables, etc.

The main deck of the catamaran is insulated and divided into one refrigerated and one freezer room.

Onboard equipment for cargo handling comprises hydraulic crane, aft ramp and fork lifts. Main machinery consists of two MTU 16 V 396 TB 84 diesel engines, each rated 2,040 kw, driving two propellers of the "Speed Setter" type, Liaane, Norway.

Developed and constructed in cooperation between the shipowner and Westamarin A/S, this new concept opens up an alternative to truck and air-freight for coastal and feeder traffic to continental ports.

Advantages are low crew cost, large, easily accessible cargo space, high speed, limited draft, and onboard equipment for loading/unloading.

The shipowner has an option for another vessel to be delivered late in 1988.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 62,  Dec 1987

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