B&W Combination Carrier Design Complies With New US Tanker Legislation

With an eye to changed legislative requirements governing ships trading to the United States, shipbuilder Burmeister & Wain Skibsvaerft of Copenhagen has developed a new design of combination carrier, the BCT85, that complies with the new American standards relating to oil-carrying vessels entering U.S. waters.

The 80,500-dwt BCT85 type is based on the yard's experience in the production of double-skinned, Panamax-breadth vessels in the presishape of the successful CPT54 product carrier class and the more recently formulated BCT70 design, which is available in bulker, OBO or product tanker versions.

The nine-hold BCT85, with its two-meter spacing between inner and outer shells, has been conceived for liquid cargoes such as crude oil, clean and dirty petroleum products and lube oils, and dry bulks such as coal, grain and ore.

The BCT85-type Panamax OBO has a length overall of about 807 feet, molded breadth of 106 feet, and molded depth of 62 feet. Service speed is 14 knots.

The design has been approved by Det norske Veritas for its HC/EA class notation.

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