Type Crude Oil Tanker
Owner Niarchos Ltd.
Builder Daewoo Shipbuilding &
Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Heavy Machinery for Niarchos Ltd./Anole Shipping Co., World Crest is a 306,000-dwt double hull crude oil tanker under Greece flag
, which was delivered in December 2002. Designed and built to meet the standard of ABS rule and classed +A1(E), "Oil Carrier, ESP", SH, +ACCU, +AMS, RES, SHCM, NIBS, with the descriptive notes of VEC, SPM and UWILD. To enhance environmental protection up-to-date International Rule & Reg. including MARPOL Annex IV and VI have been applied and H.F.O tanks arranged as double hull. Other requirements and Industrial standards also have been considered such as OCIMF recommendations and USCG Requirement, etc.
The vessel, which is intended for the trade of crude oil having a flash point below 60 degrees in cargo tanks, has been constructed as double side and bottom in way of cargo tanks and arranged with five center/side tanks (p&s) and two slop tanks.
Cargo handling system consists of three cargo pump with capacity of 5,000 cu. m./hr. each driven by steam turbine and three cargo manifolds on deck for three segregation of cargo loading and discharging.
Water ballast tanks of five pairs in cargo area and two E/R w.b.tanks and two peak tanks are arranged and two ballast pumps with capacity of 3,000 cu. m/hr. each driven by electronic motor are provided.
The design fatigue life at critical connections of hull structure is 30 years and longitudinals end connection in cargo area is 40 years in compliance with ABS SafeHull Phase A requirement.
The speed of the vessel is 15.8 knots with the main engine running at 85 percent MCR with 10 percent sea margin, and the main engine is B&W 7S80MC-C with MCR output of 36,960 PS at 76 rpm driving a fixed pitch propeller.
In addition, a seven-tier deckhouse located aft provides accommodation for 35 persons.
Wheelhouse is arranged for the concept of the One Man Bridge Operation (NIBS) equipped with integrated navigation system including electronic chart display and information system and also interfaced with other equipment and also provided with remote/automation control system.
Length, (o.a.) 1,089 ft. (332 m)
Length, (b.p.) 1,050 ft. (320 m)
Breadth, (molded) 190 ft. (58 m)
Draft, (design) 68 ft. (20.8 m)
Draft, (scantling) 73 ft. (22.4 m)
DWT, design 277,500
DWT, scantling 306,050
Speed 15.8 knots at scantling draft
Liquid volume 346,351 cu. m.
Heavy oil 7,532 cu. m.
Water ballast 103,279 cu. m.
Diesel oil 442 cu. m.
Main engines MAN B&W 7S80MC-C
Propeller Hyundai Heavy Industries
Diesel-driven alternators 3x STX Corp., 1,710 bhp @ 720 rpm
Boilers Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mooring equipment Fukushima
Cargo pumps 3x Shinko Industries
Bridge control systems Lorcontrol
Fire detection systems NK Co. Ltd.
Radars Japan Radio
Waste disposal Teamtec Marine Products