China: Afai Southern Launches Second 34m Aluminium Catamaran XUN LONG 6

On April 6th 2012, “XUN LONG 6”, the 34m aluminium catamaran fast ferry built by Afai Southern for SHENZHEN XUNLONG SHIPPING CO.,LTD. was launched successfully. The leaders of the shipowner, CCS representatives and leaders from maritime department witnessed the launching ceremony.

“XUN LONG 6” is the second one of 34m-series ferries co-designed and built by Afai Southern. This ship type is with the graceful outline, fine interior decoration and advanced technology performance.

The vessel is powered by a pair of MTU 16V2000 M70 main engines. These engines drive through a pair of ZF4540 gearboxes to MJP 550DD water jets. The structure and stability of the vessel is designed according to the requirements of greater coastal navigation area. The vessel can resist wind of Beaufort Scale 7 and wave of 4m height.

By adopting advanced design from Australia and propelled by twin propulsion engines and waterjets, the ferry has fine performance of sea keeping, high speed and maneuverability.

Afai Southern Launches Second 34m Aluminium Catamaran XUN LONG 6

The 34m, 188 passenger vessel features a mix of passenger classes over two decks. The main deck seats 154 economy class passengers. The forward end of the main deck cabin houses a kiosk, forward of which is a crew room. 3 toilets are located aft on this deck, as is a large electrical room. The upper deck seats 40 in booths with tables, as well as lounge that seats 6. There is an 8-passenger VIP room aft and an additional toilet. Four large luggage containers are accommodated on the aft upper deck, and there are stairs to roof deck. The raised wheelhouse offers excellent visibility over the foredeck, with direct access to external wing control stations for easier and safer berthing operations.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, April 12, 2012; Images: afaisouth

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

Posted on April 12, 2012

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 1 2 3 4 5

9th Annual Coasts and Marine Structures 2017 Conference

Discover Best Practise Strategies for Design, Planning, Construction and Asset Management

To remain competitive, Australian port operators must plan, design, manage and maintain their assets more creatively and proactively to meet future demands and drive profitability.

With this in mind, the Coast and Marine Structures Summit 2017 will focus on key considerations relevant to ensuring your existing assets are maximised and prepared to accommodate bigger vessels.

Hear from 20+ global experts including Maritime/Coastal Engineers, Contractors, Port Authorities and more, including GHD (USA), Indonesian Port Corporation (Asia), G-Group Consulting (New Zealand), Ausenco (Australia), Port Authority NSW (Australia), to name a few.

By attending this 2-day conference, you’ll learn about:

– Innovative planning and design of ports to create efficiencies that drive profit
– Best practice asset management strategies and new PIANC design principles for bulk terminals
– Proactive asset management and maintenance to improve durability and maximise and extend asset lifecycles
– Alternative material and protection techniques trialled and tested in the US and Europe
– Strategies to shift organisational culture and mindset from asset management to asset maintenance
– How you can leverage technology to increase the efficiency of your marine structures
– Case studies on retrofitting, expanding and upgrading your ports in cost-effective ways

More info

read more >

European Shipping Week 2017

European Shipping Week is intended to be a platform where policy-makers from the main EU institutions will meet and engage with European…

read more >

SNS2017 – The Southern North Sea Conference & Exhibition

EEEGR’s flagship Southern North Sea conference is the most important event for the energy sector in the East of England…

read more >

Seatrade Cruise Global

For more than 30 years, Seatrade Cruise Global has been the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry…

read more >