Burmeister & Wain Christens Panamax Product Tanker

Danish shipbuilders Burmeister & Wain recently christened the ninth in a series of Panamax 59,999- dwt product tankers, built by the yard since 1985.

The M/T Fredholm, which was christened by Jacqueline Weil, was contracted by K/S Frederiksholm, a Danish partnership. Like her sister ship, the M/T Chrisholm, the Fredholm will be operated by Norwegian shipowner Torvald Klaveness & Co. A/S.

The Fredholm has an overall length of 750 feet, breadth of 106 feet, design draft of 38 feet, scantling draft of 54-1/2 feet and cargo tank capacity of 90,500 m3. She is powered by one five-cylinder, twostroke, MAN B&W L70MCE diesel engine, which develops 10,900 bhp at 84 mcr. She is fitted with a 23- 1/2-foot-diameter propeller. Her average speed at loaded design draft is about 15.1 knots.

The Fredholm is a single-screw tanker built to Det norske Veritas class and is to be classed and registered + 1A1 "tanker for oil and caustic soda, COW, EO, INERT," and in accordance with tbe International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea, and the U.S. Coast Guard's rules and regulations for foreign flag tankers.

Besides the Fredholm, which is due to be delivered this month, Burmeister & Wain shipyard has orders for two additional product tankers from PetroBulk Carriers A/S, which are due to be delivered in December 1988 and April 1989, respectively.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 26,  Jul 1988

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