Cummins To Power Flat Decked RoRo Ferry

Thursday, August 23, 2001
The province of New Brunswick will take delivery next October of a new car ferry for the run between and L'Etete on the mainland and Deer Island in the Bay of Fundy. Currently under construction at the Hike Metal Products yard on Lake Erie in Ontario, the new ferry will make her delivery trip down the St. Lawrence Seaway and River before rounding Nova Scotia to her operation route just north of the Canada-U.S. border at the point where Passamaquoddy Bay meets the Bay of Fundy. Noted for its huge tides, the Bay can present current challenges, but the new ferry's design includes a pair of Z-drives set fore and aft on the corners. The Rolls Royce Ulstein drives will each be powered by a six-cylinder Cummins KTA19 engine producing 550 hp at 1,800 rpm.

Measuring 140 x 40 ft., (42.6 x 12.1 m) the all-steel (with the exception of the wheelhouse) flat-decked RoRo ferry is equipped with ramps at either end; its wheelhouse is set on a bridge over the car deck. The ferry is designed to carry up to 24 full size passenger cars stowed in three lanes of eight automobiles and 95 passengers and four crew.

Seating is provided in the accommodation for 14 persons plus a wheelchair allowing a minimum of 45.7 cm seat width per person. The three lanes for cars are arranged with ramps for and aft, while the Z-drives and engine houses are located on one side fore and aft. A small workshop and washrooms as well as accommodations for passengers and crew are arranged down one side.

Life rafts and a RIB rescue boat are located atop the accommodation.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

New 'Mega Passenger Ship' for Star Cruises

Elomatic Ltd and Deltamarin Ltd have signed a tri-party engineering contract with shipbuilder MV Werften for the design of Star Cruises’ new Global Class “mega passenger ship,

Daewoo Shipbuilding: $1.4 bln order Cancelled

Cancelled order part of Statoil's Bressay project. South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd on Friday said a 1.58 trillion won ($1.41 billion)

Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates Falter on Oil, Tanker Supplies

MidEast, West Africa rates hit 11-month low. Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which hit an 11-month low this week, could slide further next

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0687 sec (15 req/sec)