Page 36: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (December 1993)
OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1993
Delivered In 1993
Selecting the Outstanding Oceangoing Ships of 1993 was a formidable task, considering the high level of quality tonnage produced by yards around the globe. Nonetheless, this year's array of vessels includes some truly out- standing ships, including the 302,200-dwt Siam, the largest double hull VLCC ever, from Daewoo; the Kvaerner Masa-Yard-built Juan J. Sister
RoRo/Passenger ferry, the first Spanish ship ever built in Finland; and the MHI-built VLCC Cosmo
Delphinus, the first ship of this type equipped with contra-rotating propellers. Overall the list is a tribute to those who built, designed, equipped and bought these outstanding ships.
In March the 59,914-grt car/passenger cruise ferry Silja Europa was delivered by Meyer Werft of Germany to a Finnish subsidiary of
Papenburger Fahrschiffsreederei GmbH & Co.
It is reportedly the largest vessel of its kind at 662 feet long, with a breadth of 105 feet, a draft of about 22.3 feet and 13 decks. The ship has 465 outside and 729 inside cabins for a maximum passenger capacity of 3,013. Luxury accommoda- tions include a swimming pool and a variety of lounges.
Silja Europa's four MAN B&W 6L58/64 en- gines each provide 7,950 kW at 428 rpm, driving
KaMeWa variable pitch, four-blade propeller plants through Renk-Tacke gearboxes. At 85 percent power, the Silja Europa attains 21.5 knots.
Classed by Bureau Veritas, Silja Europa flies the Finnish flag.
For more information on Meyer Werft,
Circle 56 on Reader Service Card
Main engines MAN B&W
Auxiliary engines Wartsila Diesel
Electric motors STN
Generators A.V. Kaick
Emergency generator Rolf Janssen
Motor starters Siemens
Steering gears Tenfjord
Rotor system Jastram
Fin stabilizers Sperry Marine
Anti-heeling system Intering
Gyrocompass Anschutz & Co.
Integrated navigation systems Atlas Elektronik
Anchor/Mooring winches Pusnes
Sterntube bearing/sealing Blohm&Voss
Bilge separator Blohm & Voss
Purifier plant Alfa Laval
Boiler plant Sunrod International AB
Chilled water units Sabroe
Lighting fixtures Aqua Signal
Air compressors Hatlapa
Davits Schat Davit Co.
Liferafts Viking A/S
Lifeboats Fr. Fassmer GmbH & Co.
Fire detection Salwico
Wall panels Norac
Bow and stern ramps MacGregor Navire
Hinged car decks MacGregor-Navir
Shell doors MacGregor-Navir
Lifts MacGregor-Navire """ »„.-•••-- • i 1 n^ii^i - §.; .
JL ^ - , -
Hitachi Zosen's chemical carrier "Arosa.1
IHI's LNG carrier "Polar Eagle."
Yard: Juliana (Astilleros Espanoles)
Vessel: Pascale Knutsen
Type: Chemical Carrier
Astilleros Espanoles of Spain's Juliana
Constructora Gijonesa shipyard delivered the
Schichau Seebeckwerft's car/passenger ferry "Pride of Burgundy."
Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Ro/Ro passenger ferry "Juan J. Sister." Meyer Werft's car/passenger ferry "Silja Europa." 38 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News