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The Kriti Color, built by


The vessel is classified +1A1,

General Cargo/Container/Car Car- rier, RO/RO, EO by Det norske Ver- itas.


Burmeister & Wain

The product/crude tanker Nord- farer was delivered in the first quar- ter of this year by Burmeister &

Wain Skibsvaerft A/S of Copenhag- en, Denmark, to her owners,

Ugland-Norden. She joined four sis- ter ships in the Ugland-Norden pool, which are engaged in the car- riage of naptha, gasoline and avia- tion fuels.


Equipment List

Main engine MAN B&W

Auxiliary engines . . MAN B&W Holeby

Generators .BBC Nordisk Brown Boveri

Elec. motors Stromberg

Steering gear Porsgrunn

Radars Kelvin Hughes

Gyro/autopilot Sperry

Radio station Dansk Radio

Bridge maneuvering system and alarm system . . . Soren T. Lynges

Remote sounding Autronica

Boilers Aalborg Marine

Purifiers Alfa-Laval Zeta

Cooling water pumps Desmi

Cargo oil pumps Frank Mohn

Fire-extinguishing equipment Ginge-Kerr

Windlass and mooring Pusnes

Hose-handling cranes MTT

Deck pipelines . . Monberg & Thorsen

Lifeboats Fr. Fassmer

Paints .... International Farvefabrik

Painting of tanks Nika

Ballast tank painting .... Ole Dufour

The Nordfarer has an overall length of 750 feet, moulded breadth of 106 and a design draft of 38 feet.

She is powered by a five-cylinder, two-stroke MAN'B&W L70MCE diesel engine, which develops 10,900 bhp at 84 rpm. The engine drives a four-bladed propeller with a diame- ter of 23 Vi feet.

The Nordfarer is a completely new Burmeister & Wain-designed medium-sized product tanker, a 54,000/84,000-dwt product/crude tanker, the CPT54E type, which has a capacity of 91,000 cubic meters.

With the delivery of three of these ships last year, B&W achieved a share of 20 percent of the 1986 new- building market for medium-sized product tankers.

The CPT54E can carry 50,000 tons of cargo at 13 knots on about 20 ts/day (including 50 percent sea margin). The clean tanks of the ship—no stiffeners or heating coils and double-skinned hull all round— together with stainless steel pipes, deep-well pumps and epoxy coat- ings, give the vessel the flexibility needed to work in the emerging product trades, especially those de- rived from source-located export re- fineries.

In the CPT54E type tanker, the ship is designed so that cargo is completely discharged from tanks, pumps, pipes and valves. All cargo piping systems have the means to blow the lines, and to drain the con- tents into slop tanks, to shore or back to the cargo tanks.

The vessel can handle and carry up to 14 different cargoes. The cargo is controlled by a loading computer, with automatic readings of cargo levels and temperatures.



Nippon Kokan Kaisha (NKK) of

Tokyo, Japan, delivered the passen- ger/car ferry Norsun to her owners,

Hollandse Vrachtvaart Maatschap- pij, early in the second quarter of this year.

The Norsun has a length of 588 feet, breadth of about 83 feet and draft of 20 feet. She is powered by four Wartsila-Sulzer ZAL40 me- dium-speed engines, producing 26,100 bhp in a "father and son" arrangement.

The 31,000-grt Norsun is capable of carrying up to 1,250 passengers, 850 cars and 590-foot by 40-foot trailers or unit loads. She is equipped with cargo access equip- ment designed by Kvaerner Ships

Equipment AB of Gothenburg,

Sweden, and supplied by MGFE, a

Kvaerner co-operation partner in


Operating on the North Seas Fer- ries overnight route between Hull,

U.K. and Rotterdam, Holland, the

Norsun features several major tech- nical advances, including a fuller- than-usual hull form—dictated by a need for extra freight space but with contraints imposed by the limita- tions of the Port of Hull's lock sys- tem. With the current trends for improved fuel efficiency, the form was developed around the need to accommodate what are reported to be the largest propellers possible within this type of arrangement.

The propellers were supplied by Ka-


The Norsun arrived in Amster- dam at the beginning of May from

Japan with 800 Nissan cars. Her maiden voyage with passengers took place on May 12 from Rotterdam.


Equipment List

Main engines Wartsila-Sulzer

CP propeller KaMeWa

Generator Taiyo Electric

Thermal boiler Saarloos

Stern tube bearing Kobe Steel

Steering gear Mitsubishi

Gyro Anschuetz

Radar Selesmar

Radio Sait

Windmeter Vaisala

Cargo access equipment .... MGFE

PANDA 3. Maj

The Rijeka Shipyard of 3. Maj

Shipbuilding delivered the 83,700- dwt oil tanker/chemical carrier Pan- da to her owners, the East Asiatic

Company of Denmark, during the third quarter of this year.

The Panda is intended for the carriage of crude oil, oil products (continued)

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