The 20,500-dwt Vivien, first of four similar ships ordered from Mitsubishi H.I., is now in service between Japan and the Persian Gulf. She is owned by Vivien Company and is on charter to Nippon Yusen Kaisha. The other three ships are Verbene (delivered to Valliant Co., of Liberia, in Oct. 1976), and Vesta and Valeria (scheduled for delivery in Dec. 1976 and Feb. 1977 to other companies). Vivien, whose design was developed by NYK and Mitsubishi with a view to the need to transport goods to the developing countries, is able to carry a wide variety of cargoes. The ship is of all-aft layout, with four holds and, except in No. 1 hold, two rows of hatches. Both 20-ft and 40-ft containers (totalling 350 TEUs, including 114 on deck), and 40-ft pipes, can be stowed; there are no cell guides. There is a second deck where small fork-lift trucks can be used. The tank top is reinforced to allow fork-lift trucks of 56 tons loaded weight to operate. Grain, timber, and vehicles are among the other cargoes carried. Five electric deck-cranes, including a twin (2 x 20-ton) crane, are installed. Ballast capacity, which includes wing tanks, is about a quarter of the deadweight. The main engine, a Mitsubishi 8UEC65/135D Diesel, has a mcr of 12,800 bhp. A speed of 19.1 knots, on 11,050 bhp, was attained on trials. The article includes general-arrangement drawings but there is no list of principal particulars. The ship has a crew of 36.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tokyo News Service Limited

    10 Ginza Nishi, 8-chome, Chuo-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Zosen
    • Volume: 21
    • Publisher: Tokyo News Service Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM