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Feature Vessel of the Month - Product Tanker Margara 3.MAJ Delivers Innovative Tanker M^M ** Breadth, (molded) 106 ft. (32.2 m)

Croatian-based shipyard, 3.MAJ Brodogradiliste, delivered the first of a contracted four-part tanker series this past

August. Named M/T Margara, the 71,345-tdw oil tanker was constructed for Monte Carlo based owners subsidiary Doria

Shipping Co., registered in Valetta, Malta. The $150 million contract for the vessels' construction was signed in March 1997, with a term loan facility arranged by Merrill Lynch Intl. of London, who provided financing during construction. The

Croatian Government, who arranged for a counter bank guar- antee to be obtained from Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, provided additional assistance. The Mal- tese-flagged, ABS-classed vessel, which is intended for trans- portation of crude oil and oil products, measures 750 ft. (228.5 m) with a gt of 40,705. Its cargo space is divided by one cor- rugated longitudinal bulkhead, providing five pairs of cargo tanks and one pair of slop tanks. In addition to the usual dou- ble bottom throughout cargo space, double sides have been applied there, as well as in the vessel's fuel oil tanks, thus pro- viding compliance with the most stringent international envi- DePth' (mo|ded) 66 ft. (20 m) ronmental requirements. Cargo and ballast tanks have been scmtHngdraft 46 ft (l^lm) coated with epoxy paint, and engine room controls are auto- DWT 60 913 tons mated. The vessel is powered by one Wartsila two-stroke GT 40,705 marine diesel engine developing 12,000 kW at 105-rpm. Pro- Trial speed 15.3 knots pellers consist o f one right handed Ni-Al bronze four-blade, Main en§ine • -WartsilaNSD 12,000 kW @ 105-rpm ..... ^ . . . .. i . PropellerOne right-handed Ni-Al bronze propeller four-while its electronic power plant boasts three diesel generator yjj^ sets, each with Wartsila diesel engine and ABB generator, in E|ectric power plantThree diesel generator sets, each addition to one emergency diesel generator set by Scania and with diesel engine, ABB generator one Stamford generator. Each pair of Margara's cargo tanks Cargo pumps Frank Mohn ( P&S) and pair of slop tanks is arranged with independent Total discharging capacity 5,400cu.m./h ... r . i t^- i i i Inert gas system Permea pipeline to cross-over manfold. Discharge valves are close to Cargo tank capadty 81.645.1 cu. m. the cargo pumps, which are hydraulically operated from the Water ballast tanks 29,060 cu. m. cargo control room. Capable of discharging 5,400 cu. m./hr. at Heavy fuel oil tanks 3,058 cu. m. 130 mlc, the vessel is equipped with four electric driven and Diesel oil tanks 297.7 cu.m. three diesel engine driven hydraulic power units Lubricating oil tanks 111.6 cu. m. . Fresh water tanks 241.3 cu.m.

Circle 118 on Reader Service Card Centrifugal separators Alfa-Laval

Central cooling system Garbarino

Distilled water system Two by Alfa-Laval

Firefighting system Consilium Marine, Unitor

Lifesaving equipment Greben, Viking

HVAC Novenco Hi-Press, F. Gurian

Steering gear Hatlapa

Incinerator plant Atlas

Winches Kamewa/Aquamaster

Integrated bridge system Consilium Selesmar

GPS Taiyo

Gyrocompasses Raytheon

Circle 304 on Reader Service Card

M/T Margara built by 3.MAJ Brodogradiliste for

Doria Shipping Co.

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