Hvide Takes Delivery Of Reconstructed Chemical Tanker
Florida-based U.S.-flag carrier Hvide Shipping, Inc., recently took delivery of the newly reconstructed 46,300-dwt U.S.-flag chemical tanker M/V Seabulk America.
"The double-bottomed Seabulk America is the newest, most sophisticated chemical carrier in the U.S.
coastwise trade. We are very proud to have this state-of-the-art vessel join the Seabulk fleet," said J. Erik Hvide, president and chief operating officer of Hvide Shipping Inc.
The Seabulk America is the result of rebuilding the wrecked tanker M/ V Fuji, utilizing the forebody of the former barge 4102. Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Company (NORSHIPCO), Norfolk, Va., performed the joining of the two vessels and below the waterline work, including the installation of the hi-lift Willi Becker rudder and Kort nozzle/ propeller. North Florida Shipyards, Jacksonville, Fla., performed extensive modifications, reflagging, maintenance and repair work on both the Fuji and the forebody.
"We are extremely pleased with the Seabulk America and her performance capabilities. The Seabulk America's 24 cargo segregations will make her very marketable and a great asset to the U.S. fleet and our company," said Mr. Hvide.
The unique capabilities of the vessel were demonstrated when she delivered 22,000 tons of phosphoric acid to New Orleans, La., on her maiden voyage. Her six stainless steel center tanks totaling 22,000 cubic meters have the capability of carrying acid and other corrosive cargo with specific gravity of up to 2.1. An additional 161,000 barrels of capacity are available in her 22 inorganic zinc-coated wing tanks. She is one of the few chemical tankers in the world which meets the 1990 MARPOL regulations.
The Seabulk America has an overall length of 685 feet, maximum molded beam of 99 feet, and design draft of 36 feet.
The vessel features a unique combination of a slow-speed Mitsubishi- Sulzer 7RND68 main diesel engine, rated at 11,550 bhp at 150 rpm, fully automated engine room (ACCU), state-of-the-art navigation, communication and cargo monitoring equipment, hydraulic cargo system, inert gas and nitrogen generating system.
The vessel will join three other tankers, the Seabulk Magnachem, OMI Dynachem and OMI Hudson, that are long-term chartered to Ocean Specialty Tankers Corporation (OSTC), a Houston, Texasbased joint venture between OMI Corporation and Hvide. OTSC markets the tankers in the domestic chemical and clean petroleum trades.
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