MT ‘SPRUCE’

Images of Chemical Tanker MT ‘Spruce’ entering New York Harbor
36,782 DWT Chemical & Oil Carrier Built 1993

IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Jo Spruce, Spruce, Jo Spruce. Launch Name was Jo Spruce. Handy Tanker, Call Sign LAID7, IMO Number 8919037. Built at Kvaerner Leirvik, Double Hull, Norwegian Int’l Register Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 182.46 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 176.10 m., Draught of 10.73 m., Beam of 32.00 m., 48.90 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 22,415, Moulded Depth of 14.00 m., Keel to mast air draft of 43.21 m., Tonnage of 16,743 Panama Canal Net, 19,050 Suez Canal Net, 11,481 International Net, 11,308 Light Displacement and 36,201 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 6-cyl., Engine Model 6L60MC Mk1, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 16.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 14160, Bunker Capacity of 2,200 tonnes. Bow Thruster.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Jo Tankers A/S, Bergen, Norway; website: http://www.jotankers.com/.

CARGO-HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 38,390 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 37 Tanks, 37 Pumps with a total Capacity of 10,450 cu.m., Stainless Steel Tank Coating, Zinc Tank Coating, IMO Class 1, IMO Class 2, IMO Class 3, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 80 degrees Celsius, 37 Cargo Separations, Marpol Certificate. 37 Cargo Separations, 17 Centre Tanks with a capacity of 18,007 cu.m., 20 Wing Tanks with a capacity of 20,383 cu.m., all of which are fitted with heating coils, 37 Cargo Manifolds, Stern Discharge, Closed Loading System, Cargo connections have diameters of 14, 10, 8 and 6 inches, Manifold height above deck of 3.57 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 98.06 m., 37 Deepwell Pump(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 10,450 t/hr, S/Steel cargo lines, Fixed Cleaning, Both Centre and Wing Tanks are Strengthened.

SAFETY AND OTHER DETAILS: Satellite Communications, Marpol Certificate, High Level Alarms, Automatic Ullaging, Stripping System, Inert Gas System, OPA 90 Design, Vapour Return Ashore.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6L60MC Mk1 2-stroke 6-cyl. 600mm x 1944mm bore/stroke – 10,415mkW total at 111rpm.

OTHER POWER EQUIPMENT: No Shaft Generator.

PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 123rpm.

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

OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: No Cargo Gear.


 

MT SPRUCE 1©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 2©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 3©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 4©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 5©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 6©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 7©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 8©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 9©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 10©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 11©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT SPRUCE 12©

Triumphant entrance to New York Harbor by European-built stainless steel tanker MT ‘Spruce’ (37,000 dwt, 1993, Kvaerner Leirvik), against downtown Manhattan skyline background and NY Fire Department vessel’s hyperactive hydrants on a sunny August afternoon. Karatzas Photographie Maritime


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