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Multi-purpose cargo ship
Korea Maritime Services
Co., South Korea
Sekwang Shipbuilding Co.,
18,500m3 (full load)
14,053 GRT, 5,373 NRT
B, 6,500kW at 127rpm
3 x 600kW at 720rpm
1 x Kawasaki 700kW
electric bow thruster
4 x 10 tonnes at 15m/min
2 x NMF, each
350 tonnes SWL
15,000 nautical miles
Sekwang Shipbuilding Co. of South Korea
has launched and delivered the new
multi-purpose cargo ship 'AAL Fremantle'
for owner Schoeller Investments.
The ship, which was designed by
Korea Maritime Services Co. to meet
Germanischer Lloyd classification
standards, has been registered and flagged
in Singapore and is currently in operation
by Austral Asia Line (AAL) on their
services between Asia and Australia and
The 'S-Class' design has an overall
length of 148.5 metres, a depth to main
deck of 13.5 metres and a total
deadweight capacity of 19,000 tonnes.
Her three cargo holds have a combined
volume of 18,500m3 and are serviced by a
pair of 350-tonne capacity deck cranes
that dominate the vessel's profile. Extra
large hatch covers and the absence of a
centreline bulkhead allow for the carriage
of large bulk items. A diverse range of
cargoes can be transported with up to
421TEU able to be stored within the holds
along with a further 548TEU on deck.
Fifty reefer sockets are provided for the
carriage of refrigerated containers.
Her modern hull form maximises her
cargo capacity while ensuring efficient
hydrodynamic performance. A bulbous
bow leads the ship through the water while
aft her hull streamlines into her single
propeller hub. A large area rudder is hung
beneath her transom stern.
Cruising at 16 knots, 'AAL Fremantle' is
powered by a single Wärtsilä-Hyundai
6RTA48T-B main engine outputting
6,500kW at 127rpm to a four-bladed fixed
pitch propeller. A 700kW Kawasaki side
thruster is installed in the bow to provide
extra manoeuvrability with the vessel's
auxiliary power requirements met by a
bank of three 600kW generators.
Burning just over 32 tonnes of fuel a
day, the vessel has a total fuel capacity of
1,400m3 giving her a substantial range of
over 15,000 nautical miles.
Delivered at the end of April, 'AAL
Fremantle' is operating alongside three of
her 'S-Class' sister ships in AAL service.
For further information contact:
Sekwang Shipbuilding Co., South Korea.
PH: +82 10 4123 4106, FX: +82 61 277 2929,
August 2011 BAIRD MARITIME
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