WORLD'S LARGEST REEFER CAN BE RUN BY CREW OF SIX

The DITLEV LAURITZEN, the latest addition to Lauritzen's reefer fleet and the one that joins as its flagship, is described. The 16,600 dwt vessel is also the largest reefer ever built, and is claimed by the builder, Danyard, to be the most advanced ship of its kind. Length oa is 164.33m, hold capacity is 21,684 cu m (765,650 cu ft), container capacity is 482 TEU/224 FEU, propulsion is by a MAN B&W 6L60MC engine, and service speed is 19 knots. A separate section of the article, titled "ISC Controls All Ship Functions," is devoted to describing the fully integrated ship control (ISC) system with which the ship is equipped. Through extensive use of computers, it allows navigation and the supervision of cargo, containers and the engine room to be controlled from the bridge by a single person. The system enables ship operation with a minimum crew of six, although the number, in practice, is expected to be nine. The design was developed as part of Denmark's Project Ship program, which set itself the goals of designing a ship that could be operated by a crew of six and moored by just three men. The program is briefly described in a sidebar.

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    • Journal article; DITLEV LAURITZEN
  • Publication Date: 1990-9

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  • Accession Number: 00661140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM