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AESA Yard Delivers Ferry Volcan De Tauce

The393.7-ft. (120-m)ferry Volcan de Tauce was recently delivered to its owner, Naviera Armas, by the Barreras yard of Astilleros Espanoles SA (AESA) in Vigo, Spain. The vessel, which will carry a crew of 29 and a maximum of 250 passengers, achieved a trial speed of 18 knots. The ship's two main diesels drive a variable pitch propeller through two separate shaft lines. Volcan de Tauce is classed by Bureau Veritas. Safety equipment includes fire detection and suppression systems, including sprinkler systems in the garage decks. The vessel is also equipped with a variety of deck and cargo-handling equipment. Significant automation and remote control is built into the vessel's systems, including control panels in the wheelhouse for fire detection, accommodation firescreen doors, hydraulically-driven watertight doors in the engine room, a sprinkler firefighting system in the accommodation sections, navigation signals and ventilation controls. The vessel's suite of bridge electronics includes depth sounder, autopilot, ARPA radars, GMDSS system and two GPS satellite positioning receivers.

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