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and chemicals. She was constructed in accordance with the rules of Det norske Veritas for the class + 1A1

Tanker for Oil (Cow, Inert) EO bis

Tanker for Chemicals.

Launched on March 24th of this year, the Panda is 748 V2 feet long, has a molded breadth of 105 V2 feet and a design draft of 41 feet. She is powered by a 3. Maj-Sulzer 6RTA62, super-charged, single-act- ing, two-stroke diesel engine, which is directly coupled to a fixed-pitch propeller. The engine has a maxi- mum continuous rating of 8,330 kw at 85 rpm. Her service speed is 14 knots at her design draft at 90 per- cent of mcr and 15 percent sea mar- gin.

The Panda has extremely flexible and extensive loading capability, which is achieved through the use of deep-well pumps installed in each of her cargo tanks. Additionally, her uncluttered cargo tanks keep clean- ing time to a minimum, reducing both labor costs and time.



During the first quarter of this year, the 44,966-dwt containership

President Garfield was delivered by

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding

The Panda built by 3. Maj.

Co., Ltd.'s Tamano Works to Lykes

Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. Mitsui also delivered the President Arthur and President Buchanan, sister ships of the Garfield, to Lykes Bros.

The three 3,025 TEU container- ships, along with the sister ship

President Harding built by Mitsu- bishi, are all under long term char- ter to American President Lines.

The 39,132-gt President Garfield has an overall length of 849 V2 feet, breadth of 106 feet and full load draft of 39 feet.

Her main propulsion engine is a

Mitsui-MAN B&W 9L80MCE die- sel with a maximum continuous rat- ing of 28,800 bhp at 83 rpm. On her sea trials, the President Garfield ob- tained a speed of more than 23 knots.

One of the advantages offered by the President Garfield, as well as her sister ships, is that containers can be stowed on her upper deck above the engine room, increasing container capacity.

Other advantages offered by the

President Garfield's design include: the addition of cell guides on the upper deck (where hatch covers are absent above the engine room and steering gear room) for efficient car- go handling; a manually operated side port door on the starboard side of the engine affords easy access for loading supplies on board; and a duct keel is arranged within her double bottom tank to facilitate maintenance and inspection of piping and valves inside the double bottom.

The ABS-classed President Gar- field carries a maximum comple- ment of 42.


Equipment List

Main engine Mitsui-MAN B&W

Propeller Kobe Steel

Shaft Kobe Steel

Generator Shinko/Siemens

Boiler MHI

Steering gear MH

Auxiliary diesel engine .... Daihatsu

Generator turbine MHI

Air reservoir .... Sanwa Iron Works

Oil heater Gadeliu

Shipboard auto/remote control system Nippon Air Brake/

Nunotani Keiki/



Cathodic protection Electrocatalytic



Circle 195 on Reader Service Card A profile of main figure in Sdkkuram Grotto, Kyung ju, built in 8th century.

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