On Saturday the 16th of June at 11.00 hrs our Nb. 443 will be christened and launched at the Westerbroek shipyard.
Nb. 443 is the first ship in a series of new oil/chemical tankers that was developed for Erik Thun AB from Lidkoping, Sweden.
As the delivery of the first Ferus Smit tanker to Erik Thun dates back nearing 20 years, this new ship will be the first unit in renewal of the fleet of 10 coastal tankers that were delivered to Erik Thun by Ferus Smit over the past years. We are honored to launch this new ship for Thun Tankers and are proud that Ferus Smit was again trusted to built the succeeding series as well.
The new design will be a completely revised and updated version of the existing design, that has proven herself over the years as a benchmark in the coastal tanker market. Focus for improvements has been to further optimize efficiency and ecological footprint. Therefore the new tanker will be fueled by LNG, with a pressurized tank installed on the tank deck.
The ship will measure 7999 DW tons and 9540 m3 cubic volume in 9 coated cargo tanks, suited for MARPOL and IMO type II chemical cargoes. Main dimensions to be Loa 115m, B 15.87 mtr, draft 6.95 mtr, Iceclass will be 1A FS, suitable for year-round Baltic service. Propulsion will be from a 2999 kW Wartsila 6L34DF main engine.
Source: Ferus Smit