Hitachi Zosen Delivers 48,000-Gross-Ton Car Carrier Overseas Joyce

The 48,000-gross-ton motor car carrier Overseas Joyce was recently completed at Hitachi Zosen's Ariake Works and subsequently delivered to the owner, OSG Car Carriers, Inc.

The vessel, which can carry a total of 5,300 cars, is designed to transport microbuses, large buses and forklifts, in addition to passenger cars and trucks. The ship has a total of 13 car decks, the seventh and ninth of which are liftable decks that permit height adjustment. On either side at the center and on the starboard of the stern, there is a shore ramp for loading and unloading vehicular cargo.

The Overseas Joyce has an approximate length of 590 feet, breadth of 106 feet and full load draft of 27 feet. The main engine is a Hitachi Zosen MAN B&W 6L60NC-type diesel en- gine (1 set) with a maximum continuous output of 13,150 hp at 111 rpm. Maximum trial speed was 20.29 knots. Classification is ABS.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 50,  Jan 1988

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