A double hull motor tanker is a type of ship designed to transport large quantities of liquid cargoes, most commonly petroleum products, chemicals, or liquefied gases. The "double hull" design refers to the construction of the ship's hull in two layers - an outer hull which forms the main body of the ship, and an inner hull which forms the cargo tanks.
This double-hull construction has several benefits:
Safety: In the event of a collision or grounding, the outer hull can be breached without the cargo tanks in the inner hull being ruptured, reducing the risk of cargo spillage and associated environmental damage.
Environmental Protection: The space between the two hulls, known as the 'double bottom' and 'double sides', provides additional protection against oil spills in case of damage to the ship.
Regulatory Compliance: Many countries and international regulations require oil tankers to be double-hulled as a safety and environmental precaution.
When you mention a "motor tanker with low draft," you're referring to a tanker ship that doesn't sit very deep in the water. The term "draft" refers to the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of the ship's hull (the keel). A "low draft" would suggest that the ship is designed to operate in shallower waters than a ship with a higher draft. This could be advantageous in certain situations, such as in ports and waterways with depth restrictions, or for certain types of offshore operations.
Year of construction: 1992, Germany - The tanker was built in 1992 in Germany.
Dimensions: L.109.98 m x B. 11.40 m x 3.00 m draft - The tanker's dimensions are 109.98 meters in length, 11.40 meters in breadth (width), and has a draft of 3.00 meters. The draft is the depth to which the hull sits in the water.
Class: C / Lloyd's Register valid until 09/2027 - The vessel is classified as Class C under Lloyd's Register, a British classification society providing inspection and certification services for ships. The certificate is valid until September 2027.
Hull: Double hull / Double bottom - The tanker has a double hull and double bottom, providing an additional layer of safety to prevent spills and leaks.
Carrying capacity: 2,300 tons at 3.00 m draft - 12 tanks, 3,275 cbm at 100% - Galvosil Coating - The tanker can carry 2,300 tons of cargo when it has a draft of 3.00 meters. It has 12 tanks with a total volume of 3,275 cubic meters when filled to 100%. The tanks have a Galvosil Coating, which helps prevent corrosion and maintain the integrity of the tanks.
Cargo pump(s): 2x Bornemann, total: 800 cbm/hr - The tanker is equipped with two Bornemann cargo pumps with a total capacity of 800 cubic meters per hour.
Main engine: ABC Type:6 M DZC-800, 1503 Hp, (last revision in 2021) - The main engine of the vessel is an ABC Type 6 M DZC-800 engine, producing 1503 horsepower. The last revision or service of the engine was done in 2021.
Bowthruster: Verhaar Omega 350 Kva Cummins - The bowthruster (a device to improve maneuverability) is a Verhaar Omega model powered by a 350 Kva Cummins engine.
Generators: total 3pcs, 1x John Deere 80 Kva, 1x Cummins 43 Kva, 1x Deutz 27 Kva - The vessel has three generators: one 80 Kva John Deere, one 43 Kva Cummins, and one 27 Kva Deutz.
Complete navigation - The tanker is equipped with complete navigation systems for safe and efficient maritime travel.
Remarks: Hydraulic adjustable wheelhouse, No spirals, Double piping system - Additional features of the vessel include a hydraulic adjustable wheelhouse, no spirals (possibly referring to the design of the ship or tanks), and a double piping system for increased safety and efficiency.
This vessel appears to be well-equipped for transporting liquid cargo while prioritizing safety and operational efficiency.