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OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1989
SHIP TYPE TONNAGE MAIN ENGINES OWNER/OPERATOR BUILDER
Lgth-Wdth-Dft (in feet)
Adventurous T-AGOS 224 x 43 x 15 2,300 t Caterpillar (4) U.S. Navy Halter Marine
Bonn Express Containership 633* x 105.6x41 36,800 dwt MAN B&W Hapag-Lloyd HDW
Columbia Crude Tanker 1026.6* x 185.6 x 64.2 260,000 dwt MAN B&W-Hitachi Overseas Shipholding
Cristoforo Colombo Containership 683 x 105 x 38 34,000 dwt GMT-Sulzer Italia di Navigazione Fincantieri-CNI
Delfin Clipper Passenger Liner 315 x 51 x 14.4 5,700 gt Wartsila Delfin Cruises Rauma Shipyards Oy
Del Monte Planter Reefer 462.5 x 73 x 30 8,900 gt MAN B&W-AESA Del Monte Astilleros Espanoles
Docerio Bulker 722* x 151 x 57 170,000 gt MAN B&W-Mecanica
Docenave Verolme do Brasil
Fantasy Passenger Liner 855 x 118x25.4 70,000 gt Wartsila-Sulzer (6) Carnival Cruise Lines Wartsila Marine
Henry Larsen Icebreaker 327.5x 64.6 x 23.7 8,290 t Wartsila-Vasa (3) Canadian Coast Guard Versatile Pacific
Hummel Chem. Tanker 477 x 64x 27.5 12,100 dwt Krupp MaK Carl Buttner Shipping Lindenau Shipyard
Iron Gippsland Crude Carrier 765 x 140x42.6 87,000 dwt IHI-Sulzer Broken Hill Proprietary IHI
Isabella Cruise Ferry 555.5 x 90.5 x 19.5 34,386 gt Wartsila-Pielstick (4) SF Line Brodosplit
Joseph & Clara Smallwood RO/RO Ferry 587 x84x 21.6 27,200 gt Krupp-MaK (4) Marine Atlantic MIL-Davie
Mara Lolli-Ghetti OBO 708.5* x 105.6 x 41.3 60,600 dwt 3,Maj-Sulzer Garden Gate Shipping 3.Maj
Neptune Product Carrier 610x90x37.7 40,000 dwt MAN B&W-Hyundai Overseas Shipholding
Oceanic Grace Passenger Liner 341 x 50.5 x 13 5,050 gt Wartsila-Vasa (2) Oceanic Cruise NKK
Osco Star Product Tanker 577 x 105 x 36.7 40,200 dwt MAN B&W-Uljanik Osco Uljanik
Petrobulk Mars Product Tanker 750 x 106 x 52.5 84,000 dwt MAN B&W-Hyundai Petrobulk Carriers A/S Burmeister & Wain
Robin Hood Rail Ferry 581 x 84.5x20 24,000 t MAN B&W (4) AB Swedcarrier Schichau-Seebeckwerft
Star Princess Passenger Liner 809 x 106 x 25.3 62,600 gt MAN B&W (4) P&O Cruises Alsthom-Atlantique
Asterisk (*) indicates length between perpendiculars
Main engines(2) Wartsila Vasa
Generator engines Wartsila Vasa
Generators Taiyo Electric
Rudders Nakashima Propeller
Fin stabilizers Nippon Steel
Engine room console JRCS
Remote gaging . . Musashino Machinery
Propulsion machinery remote control JRCS
Stern tube bush & sealing . . . Kobe Steel
LO/FO separator Tomoe Kogyo
Emer. alternators, transformers & emer. switchboards . Taiyo Electric
Integrated nautical equipment . . .JRCS
Doppler sonar & depthsounder . . Furuno
Facsimile receiver JRC
Gyrocompass & autopilot . . .Tokyo keiki
Radio direction finder JRC
Automatic telephones JRC
Fluorescent lamps Koko-sya
Heating, ventilation & A/C plants . Sabroe
Refrig. cooling plant Namirei
Freshwater generator Sasakura
Centrifugal pumps Shinko kinzoku
Gear pumps Taiko kinzoku
Main air compressor Yanmar
O/W separator Maries
Sound signal equipment . . . . Ibuki kogyo
Sewage treatment units .... Taiko kikai
Sanitary vacuum system Ina
Sanitary units Iseko
The 338-foot Oceanic Grace en- tered service this past April as Ja- pan's first domestic luxury cruiser.
Ordered by Oceanic Cruise Ltd. during 1987, Oceanic Grace was built by Nippon Kokan K.K. (NKK) at its Tsu Works. The ship flies the Japanese flag and is classed with the Japanese classification so- ciety NK. The Dutch firm of Studio
Acht worked for the vessel's concep- tual design, exterior styling and in- terior design.
The Oceanic Grace was con- structed to meet increasing leisure enthusiasm in Japan in recent years and was designed to offer passen- gers the pleasure of cruising in a pri- vate yacht-like atmosphere. It has deluxe cabins all located forward, away from the engines, all with a private bath and all with a view.
The passenger public space has a total area of 900 m2, unusually spa- cious for a passenger ship of this size. Deck 3 houses a 120-seat res- taurant which serves meals on one- sitting basis. The areas include a lounge, bar, small lounge, shop, li- brary, sauna, gymnasium, and beau- ty parlor.
In order to limit noise and vibra- tions, finite element analysis was used to identify any potential prob- lem areas regarding vibration and the NKK's noise prediction system called "Cabinoise" was employed.
The system works by input of all known noise sources into a comput- er program with details of structural arrangements and interior materi- als. By adoption of these systems and proper countermeasures, the
Oceanic Grace has achieved excel- lent passenger comfort even cruising at full speed.
The main propulsion system con- sists of Wartsila Vasa diesel engines, type 16V22HF, each with an output of 3,530 hp at 1,000 rpm. The main engines are coupled with two single
The Pula, Yugoslavia shipyard of
Uljanik Shipyard delivered the sec- ond in a series of three 40,200-dead- weight product tankers, the Osco
Star, to the Osco Carriers Pool, input/output gearboxes to turn two shafts with fully hydraulically oper- ated, highly skewed four-bladed
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries CP propellers.
To improve operability in har- bors, flap-type high-lift rudders are equipped and both wings of bridge is provided with joy-stick (single lever) control stands for engine,
CPP, rudder, and bowthruster oper- ation. under the commercial management of Osco Shipping A/S.
The Osco Star, like her sister ships, will serve to widen the scope and flexibility of the pool which cur- rently totals 11 vessels. The three sisters from Uljanik reflect the Osco policy of constant fleet renewal and improvement with the emphasis placed firmly on economy, efficien- cy and capacity, qualities which have enabled the company to estab- lish a reputation as a world leader in specialist oil/chemical trades.
Classed by Det norske Veritas as
A1 Tanker for Oil and Caustic Soda,
EO, COW, Inert, the 577-foot Osco
Star is propelled by a MAN B&W-
Uljanik slow-speed, long-stroke, di- rect reversible, constant turbo- charged 5L50MC diesel engine. The specified power for propulsion with- out the shaft generator is 9,225 hp at 111 rpm. Maximum continuous out- put is 10,500 hp. The specific fuel consumption is 170 g/kwh. The four-bladed, fixed propeller was supplied by Lips BV.
Auxiliary engines comprise two 6ATL250 Jugoturbina-Sulzer diesel engine sets, each developing 1,200 kw at 900 rpm. The generators are
Uljanik-built Siemens type S7198 with nominal power of 1,350 kva.
The Osco Star has a molded beam of 105 feet, depth of 49.5 feet, sum- mer draft of 36.8 feet deadweight at design draft of 34,300 dwt and dead- weight at summer draft of 40,200 dwt.
Her cargo tanks are laid out in a configuration with six center tanks and 14 wing tanks with an aggregate capacity of 45,000 m3 when 100 per- cent filled. Wing tanks No. 3 port and starboard are for segregated ballast, and the two small tanks aft of No. 6 port and starboard are slop tanks for cargo. Segregated ballast is carried in the fore peak tank, dou- ble bottoms beneath all cargo tanks,
No. 3 port and starboard wing tanks and the after peak tank. (continued)