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Vessel of the Month
The arrangement grants the hospital, medical and rescue assistance areas a full independence and insulation from the rest of the vessel. Insulation, includ- ing an extremely low level of noise and vibrations, actually was required not just for comfort, but for meeting surgical and medical specifications.
While onboard safety remains a top priority, Izar also took into consideration the vessel's comfort, which is ensured by a pair of folding fin stabilizers. All the latest regulations for passenger ferries are met, including an ability to survive 500 mm water on the main deck.
A fully redundant propulsion plant comprises two independent engine rooms, with one engine in each, to drive twin retractable azimuthing propellers, and a large auxiliary engine supplies enough output for emergency propul- sion. The system, combined with a pair of flap rudders, guarantees improved maneuverability and steering, and reduced noise and vibration, even at very low speed.
With an operational range of 7,000 miles, the vessel has a service speed of 16.9 knots; a trial speed of 17.2 knots at 90 percent of the maximum engine rat- ing has been programmed.
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Length, o.a 319 ft. (97.3 m)
Length, b.p 279 ft.(85 m)
Breadth, (molded) 58 ft. (17.7 m)
Depth, molded, to main deck (7.7 m)
Deadweight, design .... 1,400 dwt
Draught, design 14 ft. (4.3 m)
Scantling 18 ft. (5.5 m)
Speed, trial at 90 percent MC'R 17.3 knots
Speed, service at 80 percent MCR 16.9 knots
Cruise range 7,000 n.m.
Classification Lloyd's Register
Stabilization equipment .Fin stabilizers and bell tank
Main engines 2x four-stroke diesel engines
Output .. .2 x 2,700kW/750 rpm
Auxiliary engines .. .3 x 500kW/l,500 rpm
Emergency genset ...1 x 500k W/1,500 rpm
Two reduction gears .... 750/219
Propellers 2 fpp
Boilers 1 x 1,000kg/h; 2 x 500kg/h
Mooring equipment .... .. .2 x mooring windlass
Rescued people 30
Facilities: First aid room, Operating theater, Sterility room, X-ray room. Lab, Intensive care unit, Morgue
Cargo section .950 cu. m (6TEU in hold, 3TEU on deck)
Cargo crane SWL 10t/12-8m
Special rudders 2 x flap type
Thrusters 1 x 350 kW
Tow equipment One towing hook
SWL 15 tons
Life-saving equipment .2 x semi-close life-boat; 2 x semi-rigid rescue-boat; 1 x main salvage-boat
Three special davits for fast rescue boat launching according to
Norwegian Dawn's Keel Laid
At Meyer Werft
The first of 67 blocks of the new 92,000-gt cruise vessel. Norwegian
Dawn, was lifted into place on Septem- ber 1 at Meyer Werft's new covered building dock in Papenburg, Germany.
The block, which measures 66 x 106 x 26 ft. (20 x 32.2 x 8 m), and weighs approximately 500 tons, was lowered via the yard's 800-ton crane.
Norwegian Dawn will have an overall length of 965 ft. (294.1 m), a breadth of 106 ft. (32.2 m) and will move at a speed of more than 25 knots.
Power (58,800 kW) will be generated by a diesel-electric system; the vessel will be driven by two 20 MW azipods.
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