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agement center (BMC). This con- cept was developed in the "Ship of the Future" project and was modi- fied by the shipowner to meet his specific .needs.
The Bonn Express has an overall length of 677 feet, length between perpendiculars of 633 feet 7 inches, width of 105 feet 7 inches, depth of 61 feet 7 inches and a draft of 36 feet 1 inch. Below deck, the Bonn Ex- press's container capacity is 986 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), while the capacity on deck in four tiers is 1,123 TEUs. If a 5th tier is added on deck, the container- ship's capacity is increased from 2,109 TEUs to 2,291 TEUs.
Classed by Germanischer Lloyd, 100 A4E "Container Ship" + AUT, the Bonn Express is powered by a single MAN B&W model 8L80MC main diesel engine, rated at 21,700 kw (29,100 bhp) at 85 rpm. Her ser- vice speed is 21 knots at 18,300 kw.
The concept of the main engine plant is mainly based on running- cost saving criteria such as: (1) ener- gy saving; (2) easy maintenance of engine room; (3) central supervi- sion; and (4) remote control of im- portant aggregates and systems.
The ship is equipped with a total of 11 hatch covers supplied by Mac-
Main engine MAN B&W
Generator engines Daihatsu
Engine controls AEG
Steering controls Hatlapa
VHF radio Hagenuk
Radar Krupp Atlas Elektronik
Sewage treatment Hamworthy
Life boats Robert Hatecke
Hatch covers MacGregor Navire
The Ariake Dockyard of Hitachi
Zosen Corporation delivered the 261,163-metric-ton tanker Colum- bia to the Columbia Tanker Corpo- ration.
The Columbia features a Hitachi
Zosen-developed large bulbous bow and her hull is coated with a self- polishing copolymer coating to help reduce resistance and prevent long- term pollution buildup, thereby in- creasing propulsion efficiency.
With an overall length of 1,070 feet, molded breadth of 185 feet 7 inches, molded depth of 93 feet 9 inches, and assigned load draft of 63 feet 6 inches, the Very Large Crude
Carrier (VLCC) is powered by a de- rated slow-speed, long-stroke turbo- charged Hitachi Zosen-built MAN
B&W Diesel 6S80MC, rated at 24,180 hp at 74 rpm. The main engine can be operated via micro- computer-assisted remote-control equipment in the wheelhouse. Mon- itoring equipment with a built-in automation unit permits navigation even when the engine room is un- manned.
Classed by Lloyd's Register of
Shipping, the 144,139-gt Columbia has a service speed of about 15 knots and a crew complement of 30.
The cargo oil steel pipe within the tanks is arranged to enable the load- ing of three grades of crude oil. A highly corrosion-proof paint is used on the pipe to achieve corrosion pre- vention. A self-stripping system is provided to shorten unloading time and thus reduce manpower. A re- mote control level gage is provided to allow the monitoring of cargo oil and ballast tank levels even from the cargo control room. (continued)
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