Ordered in September 1993, the five M-class third generation VLCCs are Shell's first experience of double-hulled VLCC tonnage. The first three of the 278 000dwt vessels have been delivered and the fourth is scheduled to follow by early October. Delivery of the fifth ship, the MEGARA, has been delayed until late October/early November. The double-hulled design has a capacity for some 343 000m3 of crude oil in a cargo containment system which is split up into five sets of cargo tanks, consisting of five centre tanks and their respective wing tanks, and two slop tanks. The principal particulars of the M-class are: propulsion Sulzer 7RTA84T length, overall 332m length, between perpendiculars 320m beam 58m depth 31m draught, design 20.8m tonnage, deadweight 278 000t speed, service 15.5 knots cargo capacity 343 000m3

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Engrs Rev, Sept 1995, p 40 [3 p, 5 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00718138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM