Home' Baird Maritime : July 2011 Contents Shipping company Bore, part of the
Finnish group Rettig, has taken delivery
of 'Bore Sea', the first in a new series of
vessels based on builder Flensburger's
'Bore Sea' and sister 'Bore Song' were
named on the same day and 'Bore Song'
will be delivered over summer. The ship
design allows for the fast and flexible
transport of a wide range of cargo types
with excellent fuel efficiency in a speed
range of 13 to 20 knots.
Unable to find a flexible builder in
China willing to accommodate their
specific needs, Bore commissioned
Flensburger to make a number of
changes to the well-proven ConRo design,
including increased height on the
main deck, resulting in the brand new
In port, loading commences via the
wide aft ramp that provides simultaneous
access to the main deck, upper deck and
lower hold. The design accommodates all
kinds of rolling cargo from private cars and
heavy loads on Mafis to double stack
containers on all decks. Hoistable car decks
and ceiling flaps ensure that the cargo areas
can be arranged to hold varying cargo
mixes with ease.
The RoFlex decks have been arranged to
allow for the maximum free heights. The
lower hold is accessed through a fixed ramp
from the main deck while the lower hold
car deck level facilitates the loading of cars.
In the forward part of the main deck
there are two more car deck levels that
enable car loading on three levels.
On the upper deck, there are container
foundations for sixty 45-foot containers,
sixty 40-foot containers, twenty 30-foot
containers and forty-six 20-foot containers,
as well as fifty reefer sockets. Total area of
all car decks is 4,375 square metres.
The RoFlex bridge has excellent visibility
and has been fitted with the latest
technology and equipment. Its ergonomic
design and fully integrated systems ensure
the safe operation of the ship.
With the RoFlex, Bore has taken further
steps in meeting the strict environmental
goals it has set itself for reducing emissions
into the air as well as the amount of waste
that is generated on board.
These continuous efforts have resulted
in a ship that comfortably meets the high
safety and environmental standards set by
Lloyd's Green Passport classification.
Extensive model testing has resulted in
an optimised underwater hull form,
propeller and rudder design that provides
outstanding fuel economy and efficiency.
The ship's Wärtsilä 12V46F-CR engine with
common rail technology provides for a
continuous service ratio and output
between zero and 12MW with reduced
levels of particles, nitrogen oxides,
hydrocarbons and carbon oxides.
For further information contact:
Bore, Finland. Web: www.boregroup.com
Type of vessel:
Port of Registry:
Car decks capacity:
Water ballast tanks:
Fresh water tanks:
Heavy fuel oil tanks:
Diesel oil tanks:
+100A1, ICE 1A FS, Nav1,
IBS, ICC+LMC, UMS LR
12,000kW @ 600rpm
2 x 1,270kW
2 x 1,500kVA
July 2011 BAIRD MARITIME
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