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Thursday, October 18, 2018

COSCO Readies Livestock Carrier for Vroon

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 20, 2016

Photo: Vroon

Photo: Vroon

 Vroon Offshore Services, a Dutch offshore shipping company, has announced that the launching took place last week at COSCO Guangdong Shipyard,China of Gudali Express. 

The vessel is the seventh and last newbuilding livestock carrier to be built for Vroon at this shipyard. The 68-meter subsea support vessel is the second of two such vessels built at Fujian, China.
Six newbuilding livestock carriers have already been delivered to the company by COSCO, all of which are trading successfully.   
These livestock carriers incorporate a revolutionary bow design that ensures maximum comfort for cargo and crew, while maintaining high speeds. Optimal pen arrangements guarantee smooth loading and discharging, whilst providing all livestock with easy access to water and fodder. 
The innovative bow design will also assist in achieving fuel savings. The vessels boast a cargo capacity of approximately 4,600m2, with a cruising range of around 18,000 NM; sufficient for a voyage from Brazil to China and back without refuelling. 
Gudali Express is scheduled for delivery to Vroon later in the year.
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