Great Ship - Silver River

Tuesday, December 07, 1999
Designed for the economical, international and ecological transport of oil and chemicals, Silver River, constructed by German-based Lindenau was delivered to one of the largest Chinese shipowners - China Changjiang Shipping Group on June 26, 1999. Classed by Germanischer Lloyd as a Chemical/Oil Tanker, the vessel is the third out of a four-part series built within 1.5 years by Lindenau. This newbuilding, which joined its sister vessel Gold River delivered on March 1, 1999, is a member of Lindenau's Tanker Class 2000 featuring internationally patented Lindenau bulbous bows - allowing the vessels to reach speeds of 14.8 knots at a constant engine output of 2,920 kW. Adding to Lindenau's trademark bows, which allow for high speed at low fuel consumption, Silver River fulfills all relevant regulations such as MARPOL, IMO Resolutions and Charter Requirements. Advantageous features of this vessel include minimum risk of environmental pollution, increased collision resistance, minimum effort for tank cleaning and minimum loss of energy for heated cargo. Silver River's high flexibility due to various cargo tank sizes and high cargo tank volume also offers a centralized cargo control via control desk in the cargo control room - providing economical and practical automated cargo and ballast handling. Consisting of Framo hydraulic-driven pumps, which are directly connected to five manifold lines, the vessel can carry up to ten different cargoes - separate loading and discharging up to five cargoes is possible. All valves, except the manifold valves are remote-controlled from the control desk in the cargo control room. Ballast valves and pumps are also controlled from the cargo room. Silver River is suitable for transporting oil and chemical products in 11 cargo/sloptanks and has a larger loading flexibility due to its well-balanced damage stability and increased longitudinal strength.
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

ICS: EU Must Act in Mediterranean Crisis

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says EU Member States must act urgently to prevent the loss of thousands more lives, as the humanitarian crisis in the

Hike in Service Tax at Indian Ports

The Indian Ministry of Finance has advised an increase in service tax and applicable at all ports. The effective date has not yet been announced. The rate

Wärtsilä BWM Systems for Chemical Tankers

A series of eight new 33,000 DWT chemical tankers, currently under construction in Asia, will feature Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS)

Shipbuilding

Shipping Industry Faces Shake Up

As global shipping grapples with its worst downturn in 30 years, private equity firms are unwinding massive bets made on the sector in a move set to accelerate

ThyssenKrupp Says Submarines Part of Growth Story

Germany's Thyssenkrupp sees its submarine business as making an important contribution to its growth targets, the head of its Industrial Solutions business area said on Tuesday.

Gas Turbine Alternator Installed into Aircraft Carrier

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance has completed the installation of the first MT30 Gas Turbine Alternator (GTA) package into the Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1832 sec (5 req/sec)