JAPAN'S FIRST RO-RO CAR CONTAINER CARRIER
The roll-on/roll-off car and container carrier Fiji Maru was recently delivered by the Namura Shipbuilding Co. to the Daiwa Navigation Co. for their Japan-South Pacific service. She is a multipurpose cargo ship able to carry bulky cargo and heavy items, passenger cars, and containers. Her principal particulars are:--Length, o.a.155.2 m; b.p. 145 m; Breadth, mld 25 m; Depth, mld 14.5 m; Full load draught 8.921 m; Cargo capacity, grain 22,300 sq m; Main engine Mitsubishi MAN 18V40/54, mcr 100,000 bhp at 430 rpm; Speed, trails 19.23 knots; service 16.2 knots. The ship is a well-decker with forecastle and poop and machinery aft. The cargo space comprises four hold, each divided by a central trunk in which containers can be stowed. 432 20-ft containers (or their equivalents), of which 196 are stowed in the holds and the remainder on deck, can be carried; they are handled by two 21-ton, two 26-ton, and one 15-ton deck cranes. The ship can also carry up to 680 private cars, of which 512 (or 456 plus 15 trucks) roll on and off via two stern rampways, one port and one starboard. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,427.
Tokyo News Service Limited10 Ginza Nishi, 8-chome, Chuo-ku
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Pagination: 2 p.
- Volume: 22
- Publisher: Tokyo News Service Limited
- TRT Terms: Automobile rack cars; Cargo ships; Roll on roll off ships; Ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Car carriers; Multipurpose ships; Ship descriptions (Ro/ro)
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00170889
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM