MV ‘COUGAR ACE’

Infamous Car Carrier MV ’Cougar Ace’ entering the New York Harbor
6,400 Cars Pure Car Carrier Built 1993

IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Cougar Ace. Call Sign 9VKE, IMO Number 9051375. Built at Kanasashi K.K., Singapore Flagged, NKK Classed, Length Overall of 199.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 190.00 m., Draught of 9.72 m., Beam of 32.26 m., Gross Tonnage of 55,328, Mitsubishi – Kobe Engine, Speed of 18.60 kts at 44.60 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 13500, Bunker Capacity of 2,158 tonnes.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Singapore Shipping Corporation Limited (SSC), Singapore; website: http://www.singaporeshipping.com.sg.

CARGO-HANDLING DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 6,400 Cars, 12 Vehicle Decks, 2 Side Ramp(s) with a Length of 17.10 m. and a width of 4.00 m., 1 Quarter Ramp(s) with a Length of 30.70 m., a width of 5.50 m. and a maximum load of 51 tonnes.

DIMENSIONS/TONNAGES: Moulded Depth of 21.41 m., Tonnage of 17,224 International Net and 18,623 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 7-cyl., Engine Model 7UEC60LS, 1 Propellor, 1 Bow Thruster(s). SAFETY AND OTHER DETAILS: Last known special survey in October 2008.
Equipment Details

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi – Kobe 7UEC60LS 2-stroke 7-cyl. 600mm x 2200mm bore/stroke – 9,929mkW total at 100rpm.

PROPULSOR: 1 x Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 100rpm.

POS, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.).

OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: No Cargo Gear.

NB: Car Carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ had been front page news in the summer of 2006, when laden with 4,800 vehicles, mostly Mazdas, developed heavy listing to port during ballast water exchange. Almost ten years later, her portside shows considerable rusting on these pictures.


 

MV COUGAR ACE 1©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 2©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 3©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 4©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 5©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 6©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Downtown Manhattan skyline on the background. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 7©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Partial Downtown Manhattan skyline on the horizon; Statue of Liberty visible. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 8©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Statue of Liberty is visible in front of the ship’s bow. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 9©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 10©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Downtown Manhattan skyline in the background. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 11©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 12

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV COUGAR ACE 13©

Infamous for capsizing in 2006 at Auletian Islands with 4,800 cars onboard, car carrier MV ‘Cougar Ace’ (6,400-ceu, Kanasashi K.K., 1993) entering the New York Harbor on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime


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