Images of MV ‘Tracer’ downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg
Multi-purpose (MPP) / Heavy-lfit Vessel 8,200 DWT, built in 1999
VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Tracer. Call Sign PHAC, IMO Number 9204702. Built at Zhonghua Shipyard, Netherlands Flagged, BV Classed, Ice Strengthened IC Class, P&I insurance with UK P&I Club, Length Overall of 100.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 94.80 m., Draught of 8.20 m., Beam of 20.40 m., 18.60 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 6,714, Confidence, Wartsila 4-stroke Engine, Speed of 16.00 kts at 28.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 10,600, Bunker Capacity of 768 tonnes.
VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGER DETAILS: BigLift Shipping BV, Netherlands.
BigLift Shipping BV is a subsidiary of Spliethoffs Bevrachtingskantoor BV.
CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 10,530 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 9,720 cu.m., 1 Holds, 1 Hatches, Teu Capacities of 371 Teu and 106 Reefer, Maximum Teu of 195 in the Holds and 176 on Deck, 2 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 275 tonnes each, 500 MT SWL when in twin mode, Heavy Lift. Vessel description for the TRA-Type vessels, as per Ship-manager’s website, can be found here!
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Wartsila 4-stroke 8L46B – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 460mm x580mm bore/stroke 7,794mkW total at 500rpm.
PROPULSION / POSITIONING: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical). 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 500ekW total AC.
Equally brightly colored MPP/Heavylift vessel MV ‘Happy River’ from same Owner has been posted on our blog in March 2017. MV ‘Happy River’ is appr. 16,000 dwt (almost twice as big as MV ‘Tracer’ with cranes of 400 MT (twin mode) vs ‘only’ 275 MT for MV ‘Tracer’. These ships can carry indeed a heavy load!
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