Meyer Werft Delivers Eighth Passenger Ship For Indonesia

Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the 6,000- grt passenger ship Tatamailau to the Directorate General of Sea Communication, Jakarta, Indonesia.

The 969-passenger newbuilding is the eighth passenger ship and, at the same time, the first in a series of three vessels for the Republic of Indonesia.

The 327-foot-long by 59-footwide Tatamailau is a repeat of the "Lawit" type, two units of which were already delivered to Indonesia in 1986. Upon completion of the series of three vessels early in 1992, the yard will have built a total of 16 ships for Indonesia (10 passenger ships, five cargo/passenger vessels and one gas tanker).

The Tatamailau is propelled by twin Krupp MaK 4-stroke diesel engines, type 6Mu 453C, each with an output of 1,600 kw (2,176 hp) at 600 rpm. The engines are capable of burning diesel oil. Maneuverability is enhanced by the installation of a bow thruster plant with controllable pitch propeller of 480 kw (653 hp) and a thrust of about 7.2 tons.

Electrical power is provided by four diesel generator sets (456 kw- 620 hp at 2,000 rpm each) with a generator capacity of 525 kva each, as well as one emergency generator (184 kw/250 hp) with a capacity of 210 kva.

The air conditioning and other ventilation plants meet the requirements of the trade range.

For safety equipment aboard the vessel meets the highest requirements of SOLAS 1974.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 28,  Jan 1991

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