Clipper has taken delivery of the newbuilding Clipper New York. The vessel is the last in a series of four 17,000 dwt, multi-purpose vessels ordered from Tongfang Shipyard, China. The delivery of the vessel is in line with Clipper Projects’ strategic goal to renew the fleet.
On her maiden voyage the vessel will load project cargo in China to be discharged West Africa. Clipper New York is commanded by Captain Oleksandr Kurakin and Chief Engineer Oleksiy Isakov.
DWT – 17,000
Length – 144 m
Breadth – 22.8
Draft – 8.8 m
Cranes – 2 x 150t + 1 x 80t
Tongfang Jiangxin Shipbuilding Co is the membership of China Shipping Industry Association, located beside the Yangtze River in Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province. The shipyard, with a history of over 40 years and profound expertise in shipbuilding, has so far delivered to both domestic and overseas customers, ie Germany, Denmark, Singapore, Malaysia, Burundi and Cambodia over 100 various types of vessel including MPV, Container Ship, Tugs, and various kinds of battleship and military Auxiliary ship. A great number of products of the Company have been rewarded nationwide golden or silver medals for its outstanding quality. The shipyard is now devoted to develop MPV, Bulk Cargo, Container Ship, Oil tanker, Tug boats and PSVs below 20,000DWT.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, February 22, 2012; Image: clipper