Images of Con-Ro Vessel MV ‘Atlantic Compass’ in New York Harbor
3,372 Lane m. Ro-Ro/Container Built 1984
Rare type of vessel today, as she’s a combination of a containership vessel and a Ro-Ro (Roll on /Roll off) vessel, thus the abbreviation Con-Ro. Built under the prevailing thinking of other times when shipowners were trying to hedge their exposure and trying to cover two different markets with the same ship, or offer horizontally-integrated shipping services to certain geographic markets. In our age of specialization, these ships draw lots of nostalgia for an aged past…This vessel and her sisterships were built in Malmö, Sweden at the Kockums M/V AB shipyard, a subsidiary of Saab, then mostly a defense contractor to the Swedish government. European-built vessels, especially vessels built i Sverige (Sweden), unfortunately are not a common sight these days…
Sistership vessel MV ‘Atlantic Concert’ from same owner was featured on this blog about a year ago, still in the New York Harbor / Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
IDENTIFICATION: Call Sign SKUN, IMO Number 8214176, Built at Kockums M/V AB, Sweden Flagged, LR Classed, Ice Strengthened 1C Class, Length Overall of 291.92 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 276.12 m., Draught of 11.60 m., Beam of 32.39 m., Gross Tonnage of 57,255, Moulded Depth of 20.25 m., Keel to mast air draft of 49.00 m., Tonnage of 21,175 International Net and 50,832 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 6-cyl., Engine Model 6L90GBE, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 18.00 kts at 69.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 27459, Bunker Capacity of 2,673 tonnes. 1 Variable Pitch Propellor, 2 Bow Thruster(s).
OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Atlantic Container Line, website: http://www.aclcargo.com
CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 2,911 Teu and 364 Reefer, 5 Holds, 10 Hatches, Vehicle Capacity of 2,640 Cars, 208 Trailers, 3 Vehicle Decks, Lane Length of 3,372.00 m. and Width of 12.40 m., 1 Quarter Ramp(s) with a Length of 46.00 m., a width of 12.50 m. and a maximum load of 240 tonnes. Maximum hatch dimensions of 12.50 x 10.60 m., clear deck height of 6.20 m., 3 deck(s), ratio of dwt per TEU is 17.74236. Crew complement of 16 people, Bridge Position Aft.
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6L90GBE 2-stroke 6-cyl. 900mm x 2180mm bore/stroke – 20,196mkW total at 100rpm.
PROPULSOR: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 100rpm.
POS, PROPULSOR: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT: 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – Ecochlor ES-2400-3.0.
LIFTING EQUIPMENT: No Cargo Gear.
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