On May 22, 2012 Qingdao Hyundai Shipbuilding organized launching and naming ceremony for the multipurpose dry cargo vessel Yashma (Jasper). The 5,039 DWT ship of DCV36 Project is the final vessel of ten newbuilds ordered by VBTH.
Unlike previous dry cargo vessels series (RSD44 and RSD49 projects) built for the holding, vessels of DCV36 project are seagoing vessel of unrestricted sailing region. This project has corresponding safety factor, thickness of hull elements and main engines capacity.
The vessel is steel single-deck motor-ship with single cargo hold, single screw, with forecastle and poop, with deck-house and engine-room located aft, with a double bottom and double sides in the cargo area, with removable grain bulkheads, with bulb fore and transom aft ends, with hatch covers of “folding” type of Cargotech firm, with bow thruster.
Cargo hold dimensions of the vessel – 60 x 11.5 x 9.2 m, allow placement of 3 tiers of 9.5-foot containers and also provide the transportation of large-sized cargoes. Cargo holds capacity – 6230 cbm. Double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 14.0 t / sqm and for bucket grab usage.
World Maritime News Staff, May 24, 2012; Image: QingdaoHyundai