China: Qingdao Hyundai Launches New Dry Cargo Vessel for VBTH

China - Qingdao Hyundai Launches New Dry Cargo Vessel for VBTH

On March 19th, Qingdao Hyundai Shipbuilding Co. launched the 5.026 DWT MV Charoite for the Russian VBTH company. The MV Charoite of project DCV36 is the ninth vessel in a series of 10 vessels ordered by VBTH.

Unlike previous dry cargo vessels series (RSD44 and RSD49 projects) built for the holding, the DCV36 project was a seagoing vessel of unrestricted sailing region from the very beginning. This project has a corresponding safety factor, thickness of hull elements and main engines capacity.

DCV36 prj. is of striking innovation character type. Deadweight exceeding 5000 t for present-day single hold dry cargo vessel with calculated length less than 85m has been reached for the first time.

The vessel is a steel single-deck motor-ship featuring single cargo hold, single screw, forecastle and poop, deck-house and engine-room located aft, a double bottom and double sides in the cargo area, removable grain bulkheads, bulb fore and transom aft ends, hatch covers of “folding” type of Cargotech firm and bow thruster.

Source: QingdaoHyundai, March 21, 2012

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