Sunday, 23 December 2007

AVAX inbound

A new name, and a new ship, bound for Finnart to load product this morning - the Liberian-flagged tanker AVAX, which was completed at the start of this year by the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea for Capital Ship Management of Piraeus. This tanker, which is 47,835 tonnes deadweight, has an overall length of 183.88 metres. One of a class of seven ships, she is driven by a Hyundai MAN B&W main engine producing some 15,820 bhp at 127 rpm. She has a Romanian master, Romanian, Russian and Latvian officers, and Filipino crew. There are six cargo tanks, each divided into two by a solid centreline bulkhead, all capable of handling crude, product, or chemicals.