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pelago between Sweden and Fin- land. During the winter season, the

Delfin Clipper will operate in warm- er waters. The cruises can be tailor- made to meet the demands of clients. For example, the whole ves- sel can be hired for conferences and business meetings, or even for pri- vate parties.

Classed by Lloyd's Register of

Shipping, the Delfin Clipper has 178 passenger cabins, eight of which are suites with private jacuzzis. Some of the cabins can be combined to make a family cabin unit. A large number of the cabins are single and especial- ly intended for conference passen- gers.


Astilleros Espanoles

Spanish state-owned shipbuilder

Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) recently delivered the Del Monte

Planter, the first of four 370,000- cubic-foot reefer vessels for Del

Monte under construction at its Se- villa yard.

Classed ABS ' 1 E MS +RMC

CCU, the Liberian-flag reefer Del

Monte Planter has an overall length of 462-1/2 feet, length between per- pendiculars of 426-1/2 feet, beam of 73 feet, depth of 42 feet and draft of 30 feet. Like her sister ships, the

Planter is powered by an AESA- built MAN B&W Diesel 6L60MC engine, which has a specific fuel oil consumption of 124.5 grams/bhp/hr, with a maximum continuous rating of 13,750 bhp at 117 rpm. The 10,000-mt refrigerated cargo vessel will be able to obtain a speed of 20 knots at her design draft of 22-1/2 feet, and 18 knots at her full draft of 30 feet.

Each of the four 370,000-cubic- foot reefers has four holds optim- ized for the carriage of palletized cargoes, with single hatches. All the holds have similar cubic capacities.

Deep fuel oil tanks are arranged fore and aft of the holds aboard the 8,990-gross-ton vessels. Even though the machinery space and accommodations are located aft, the machinery space and uptakes are not integrated with the accommoda- tion block. There are 16 single crew cabins on board.

The 124-FEU (forty-foot equiva-

Each cabin is highly equipped and provided with fully adjustable air conditioning, toilet, shower, tele- phone, color TV, refrigerator, and hair dryer.

Other amenities offered include conference facilities for 150 persons, saunas with swimming pool and ja- cuzzi, tax-free shop, lounge, casino, veranda bar/cafe, nightclub/disco, beauty salon, as well as hospital unit. The large restaurant can seat all the passengers at a single sit- ting.

Close to the sun deck and the swimming pool there is a cozy win- ter garden. lent-unit) Del Monte Planter has three 'tweendecks, with 16 refriger- ated spaces divided into eight ther- mally independent parts. She is fit- ted with two sets of 19-mt lifting capacity twin cylinder topped elec- trohydraulic cranes. A single 3-mt cylinder topped electrohydraulic crane has been installed for stores and provisions.

Furthermore, the Del Monte

Planter will feature computerized

Spare Parts Inventory Management (SPIM), Planned Maintenance (PMS) and Condition Monitoring (CMS) systems from Marine Man-


Equipment List

Main engine MAN B&W-AESA

Auxiliary engines .... MAN B&W-Bazan

Propeller Navalips

Pumps Tune Eureka

Sanitary pumps Itur

Compressors Hamworthy

Emer. generator Caterpillar

Alternators Inda

Boilers San Carlos

Generating sets Asea

Steering gear Brown Bros.-Eimar

Radar Racal Decca

Echo sounders Simrad

Radio transmitter ITT

Speed log Sperry Marine

SatCom Magnavox

Automation Soren T. Linso

Purifier Alfa Laval

Hatches MacGregor-Navire

Cranes Hagglunds-San Carlos

Refrigeration Stal

Firefighting equipment Pefipresa

Galley Buragli

Paint International Paint

Insulation Reefer Engineering

Life boats Peseo

Rafts Duarry


Equipment List

Main engines(2) . .Wartsila Vasa Galley . . . Metos Marine

Auxiliary engines . . . . . .Wartsila Vasa Cabin windows . . . Het Anker

Alternators . . Leroy Somer Superstructure

Propellers & shafts . . . . . . . JW Berg windows Autolasi

Reduction gears . . Renk-Tacke Carpets Brintons

Shaft bearings & seals . . . Waukesha-Lips Furniture . . Asko/SF-Kaluste

Steering equipment . . . . . Wartsila-EES A/C . . Semco-Novenco

Bowthruster Ulstein Lifeboats Waterman

Fin stabilizers . Blohm & Voss Davits Schat-Davit

Diesel generators .... . . Leroy Somer Evaporators . . .Alfa-Laval Nirex

Shaft generators .... . . Leroy Somer Oil purifiers Alfa-Laval

Pumps .... Allweiler Compressors .... Sperre

Pumps Iron Sewage treatment

Pumps Mako plant Aquamaster-Rauma

Pumps .... Kolmeks Integrated monitoring

Heat exchangers GEA Ahlborn/Alfa-Laval & alarm system . . . . . SHIPA/Selma

Emer. generator . . . .Stamford Radars, log & echo

Emer. generator engine . . . . .Cummins sounder Krupp Atlas Elektronik

Vacuum toilet Evac Radio station & telephone system . . ITT

Sewage treatment . Aquamaster-Rauma P/A & entertainment system . . . Philips

Ventilation Hi-Pres Video/data communication

Air cooling compressors . Sabroe system Vidacom

Boilers .... Wiesloch Administration &

Cabins Parma cash register system Micros



The 2,232-TEU containership M/

S Cristoforo Colombo built by Ital- ian shipbuilder Fincantieri at Vene- zia Marghera for Italia di Naviga- zione, was recently delivered to her owner. The vessel immediately en- tered into service within the Medi- terranean to North America East

Coast (U.S. and Canada) service, which Italia Line is carrying out in cooperation with Evergreen and

Contship-Costa Container Lines.

The 34,000-dwt Cristoforo Co- lombo is the first of three newbuild- ings ordered by Italia Line. She has an overall length of 683, molded breadth of 105 feet, molded depth of 63 feet, and scantling draft 38 feet.

Her main propulsion is provided by a slow-speed Fincantieri/GMT-

Sulzer 7RTA84 diesel engine with a maximum output of 31,500 hp at 90 rpm, producing a service speed of 19.5 knots.

The new containership is among the most advanced in the world. Her integrated automation system al- lows controlling and monitoring all equipment on board from a simple keyboard and VDU located on the


Rauma Yards

The first luxury cruise ship ever built at Rauma Yards Oy, the Delfin

Clipper, was delivered this past year to her Finnish owners, Delfin

Cruises Ltd., by the Rauma, Fin- land shipyard. bridge. The Cristoforo Columbo has a full Sperry Marine integrated bridge including ADG autopilot,

RASCAR/ARPA, voyage manage- ment station, navigation work sta- tion, SRD-421s speed log, and

MK37 gyrocompasses. The inte- grated navigation system controls all data from nautical instrumenta- tion and allows automatic running of the ship on routes preestablished by the operator with the help of data coming from satellite systems (Inmarsat and GPS); charts can be digitalized and put on electronic in- strumentation.


Equipment List

Main engine GMT-Sulzer

Diesel generators GMT

Shaft generator AEG

Emergency generator Isotta-


Bow thruster Fincantieri

Boilers Senior Green

Automation EGS

Navigation system .... Sperry Marine

SatCom Sperry Marine

Satellite navigation .... Sperry Marine

Steering gear AEG

Remote control Navalimpianti

Deck machinery .... Brissoneau & Lotz

The 354-foot Delfin Clipper has a passenger capacity of 330, breadth of 50 feet 6 inches, and draft of 14 feet 4 inches. Her pair of main engines, Wartsila-Vasa 6R32Ds, produce 2,250 kw (3,017 hp) at 750 rpm each.

The cruise liner is intended for luxurious service. In the summer season, she will sail in the Baltic Sea and among the islands of the archi- 22 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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