Greek Ferry: Four Legs for Power

Monday, November 29, 2010
Photos courtesy ERGOTRAK SA

By Alan Haig-Brown

In the near future some marine passengers in Greece will be driving their cars aboard a handy size and handy maneuvering double-ender car ferry. The 288.7 by 57.7-ft vessel is undergoing final fitting out at the Sidironaftiki Epe-Atsalakis shipyard in Piraeus.  The owners, Agios Athanasios A Shipping had the vessel designed by naval architect Nikos Petichakis.
Capacities include 130 cars on the main deck and 36 cars on a lower deck as well as 500 passengers. Tankage for fuel includes 65 tons with a 10-ton day tank in addition to 120 tons of water.
Propulsion for the ferry, named Panagiotis D, includes four Veth Z-Drive 400 (RR 4.1/1) drive “legs”. Each leg is powered by a Cummins KTA19-M3 engine generating 600 BHP at 1800 RPM. The four Z-drives, mounted one in each corner of the vessel, carry 1250 m/m propellers for a design speed just over 14 knots.

Maritime Today

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

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

Windrock Names Kelleher Global Business Development Manager

Edward P. Kelleher will be assuming the new role of Global Business Development Manager – Diesel, effective December 1st.   In this role, Mr. Kelleher will be

Deltamarin to Designs First LNG Handysize Bulk Carriers

Deltamarin Ltd proudly announces that it has signed a contract to design the world’s first LNG handysize bulk carriers, which will point the way towards greener shipping of commodities.

Rolls-Royce to Exhibit Power Offerings at WorkBoat

Rolls-Royce will showcase its latest marine power innovations, including several MTU commercial marine products and systems, at the International Workboat Show 2015, December 1-3 in New Orleans.

Passenger Vessels

Extended Warranty from Yanmar for Sailboat Engines

Yanmar Marine International B.V. has introduced an extended 3 years’ period of YANMAR Limited Warranty for Sailboat Engine Models. This extended warranty of

Norwegian Escape with Biggest Scrubbers sets Sail

On a sunny October day in the German harbor-town of Hamburg, M/V Norwegian Escape, a brand new cruise ship, sets sail for the first time. On board are five Yara SOx scrubbers – one for each engine.

First Cruise Ships Dock at Abu Dhabi’s New Stopover

Abu Dhabi Ports─the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate―has started welcoming cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island,

Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
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: 0.0517 sec (19 req/sec)