Sulzer-Powered French Containership Is Designed For Minimum Crewing

The recent delivery in South Korea of the 2,505-TEU CGM La Perouse by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries marked an important stage in the evolution of French containership design. Operating systems on the 31,000-dwt vessel, which is the new mainstay of Compagnie Generale Maritime's (CGM) p a r t i c i p a t i o n in the Europe/ Australasia trade, were conceived for a minimum level of manning, said to be unprecedented in a French-owned ship of this type and size.

Automation aboard the La Perouse includes an integrated control, alarm and monitoring system, a computerized Con-air control and monitoring system, and a microprocessor- based ship management system.

Her bridge outfit and layout, including a fully integrated navigation system from Japan Radio Company, makes the CGM La Perouse among the most advanced ships of her type. The 20.5-knot, Panamax vessel is powered by a seven-cylinder model of the largest bore twostroke engine from Sulzer's RTA range. It is the first of three newbuildings for European partners in the Anzecs consortium.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 94,  Nov 1988

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