COSCO Builds 3rd BigRoll MC Class

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 5, 2014

BigRoll Barentsz, Bering and Baffin

BigRoll Barentsz, Bering and Baffin

BigRoll Shipping announces that it has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co., LTD to build a third MC Class Module Carrier.

She will be named BigRoll Baffin and is scheduled for delivery in June 2016.

Bigroll Shipping last year in September ordered two vessels of the same type with options two order two more.

The BigRoll Barentsz is the first of two MC Class Module Carriers ordered last year for the transportation of ultra large and heavy modular cargoes. The vessel is scheduled for delivery mid August 2015. Its sister vessel BigRoll Bering will follow in October 2015.

Vessel specifications

The vessel’s overall length will 173 m with a beam of 42 m, giving the vessels a deck space of 42 by 125 m. According to Bigroll, the deck is completely free of manholes, air heads etc. The depth is 12 m and the maximum deadweight of the MC Class vessels is 21,000 mt. The vessels will be suited to travel to remote areas such as the Arctic, as well as for direct offshore supply.

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