Christening and launching of the MV Vestanhav

24 October 2011

Mrs. Karin Orsel, CEO of the Management Facilities Group had the honor to christen the Vestanhav and to serve her as her Godmother. The vessel will come under full management after the handover, when it will be brought under the dynamic shipping company Marin Ship Management. The vessel will sail the Dutch flag with Delzijl as its home port. 

The vessel, with an overall length of 123.30 meters, and a moulded breadth of 15.85 meters, is equipped with an electrically powered self discharging installation in order to discharge simultaneously, or independently from 2 independent holds, transferring the cargo to a central shore conveyor, by means of scraper units and a bucket elevator, which can discharge to either portside or starboard. Discharging the vessel is centralized in a cargo control room, where full control of the installation is integrated with automated discharge rate reducing when power demands are exceeding the rated power maximum. Cargo operations, loading as well as discharging, can be conducted with closed hatches, and a dust return line, which can be connected to a shore storage facility, minimizes environmental impact during cargo operations. 

The vessel is propelled with a Wartsila W8L32 Main Engine generating 3840 kW, with a service speed of 14 knots and is designed to meet Swedish/Finnish 1A Ice Class. A Barke type rudder and 240 kW bow thruster ensures optimum maneuverability. The vessel has an accommodation designed for 12 persons, but is operated with a crew of 11 and the option to have cadets enlisted. The vessel is built at shipyard Ferus Smit In the Netherlands and it’s worth mentioning that this is the 26th vessel commissioned to be built by Erik Thun Shipping at the shipyard of Ferus Smit.

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