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Name: Astra


BUILT: 2004, Japan - IHI Marine United Inc, Yokohama Shipyard
TYPE: Bulkcarrier, IHI Design Name - 'THE FUTURE-48'
CLASS: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK), Class notation NS *, Bulk Carriers, BC-B, MNS*, ESP, MO,
FLAG: Hong Kong
NOTE: Strengthened for the carriage of heavy cargoes, No.s 2 and 4 holds may be empty

Summer SW 48,821 mts @ 11.623 m extreme / tpc 54.46 mt/cm
Winter SW 47,505 mts @ 11.381 m extreme/ tpc 54.37 mt/cm
Tropical SW 50,141 mts @ 11.865 m extreme / tpc 54.60 mt/cm

LOA/LBP 189.96 m. / 181.00 m
Breadth (moulded) 32.20 m. Depth (moulded) - 16.50 m.
Design Draft 10.70 m. Scantling Draft - 11.60m.

(International 1969) : 28.171 / 16.065
Suez Canal : 29,014 / 25,760
Panama Canal NT : 23,400

Main engine SULZER 6RTA48T
MCR 7,700 kW (10,470 PS) at approx. 117.0 rpm NOR 6,545 kW (8,900 PS) at approx. 110.8 rpm

Speed/Consumption At Sea
BALLAST - Abt 14.50 knots on abt 29 mts IFO (380) including auxiliaries+ 0.1mts ULSMGO
LADEN - Abt 13.75 knots on abt 29 mts IFO (380) including auxiliaries+ 0.1mts ULSMGO

ECO Without Guarantee

BALLAST - Abt 13.00 knots on abt 23.5mts IFO (380) including auxiliaries + 0.1mts ULSMGO
LADEN - Abt 12.50 knots on abt 23.5mts IFO (380) including auxiliaries + 0.1mts ULSMGO

Vessel burns ULSMGO when manoeuvring, in confined waters and for starting d/gens or low load and incinerator.
Consumption in port:
In Port:
When idle - abt 2.5 tonnes IFO + 0.2mts ULSMGO
When working – abt 4.90 tonnes IFO (basis 24 hrs working) + 0.2mts ULSMGO

CUBIC CAPACITIES: Total 61,553 CBM grain, 59,844 CBM bale
(Note: above bale capacity is calculated basis of 600 x 600 x 600 mm bale cargo)

5 holds/5 hatches
Hatch covers: 4 panels per hatch end folding type, double skin - hydraulic cylinder operated.
Uniform Strengths: (Homogeneous loading conditions)
Tanktops local strength:
No. 1 hold 30.0 mt/sq.m.
No. 3 hold 28.4 mt/sq.m,
No. 5 hold 28.4 mt/sq.m.,
Nos 2 & 4 holds 25.1 mt/sq.m.
Deck 3.70 mt/sq.m (excluding cross-decks)
Hatch Cover 1-5) 1.75 mt/sq.m.

Holds tank-top dimensions, minimums excluding lower stools, bulkhead corrugations etc (approx only wog)
Hold No. 1 Length 27.2 m, Width aft bulkhead 23.8 m, fwd bulkhead 6.8 m, width at middle length of the hold 17.0 m Hold Nos 2 and 3 Length 27.2 m, Width 23.8 m. Hold No. 4 Length 28.0 m. Width 23.8 m. Hold No. 5 Length 28.0 m, Width at aft bulkhead 10.2 m., at fwd bulkhead 23.8 m, width at middle length of the hold 19.2 m. Hatch 1 opening - 17.6 m. (L) x 17.0 m. (W), Hatches 2 to 5 opening - 20.0 m. (L) x 17.0 m.(W)

Cargo Gear:
4 units electro/hydraulic deck cranes each 30 tonnes SWL,
Working radius at swl 30mt 26 mtrs , Maximum clear outreach 9.87mtrs.
Cranes capable of use in grab operation 4 X 12.5 cbm peiner electro hydraulic
Adjustable to 6.0 to 12.5 maximum capacity - max cgo density 2.5mt/cbmt.
When cranes on grab or on skip/bucket duty maximum gross lifting limited to 24mt (ttl weight of grab or skip/bucket and cargo). No more than 1 ship's crane to be worked simultaneously at a hatch. Owners will not supply cranemen from crew.
Vessel's cranes designed and class approved to operate within the designated capacities/parameters (for further details refer to makers' instruction manual) only in a harbour or sheltered waters environment with no significant movement of the ship due to wave action, nor any relative movement between crane/grab and cargo if loading/discharging into/from barges, transhipment or similar environmental conditions to be less than Beauport force 2 , sea state 1.-

Ambient temperature for cranes operation: -10degrees C to +40degrees C.

Grabs suitable only for cargoes with material grain size from min 1mm to max 50mm.

Tank capacities: 1,664 mts IFO (including settling tanks), based on tanks 90% full and SG of fuel 0.935 155 mts ULSMGO (based on tanks 90% full and SG of ULSMGO 0.86) Ballast capacity excluding No 3 floodable hold - 15,367 cu.m. Ballast capacity of No. 3 Hold - 12,831 cu.m. Fresh water capacity: 282 cu m.

Natural ventilation
Cement holes per hold: 3 (diameter: 700 mm)
Co2 fitted in holds
Aussie hold ladder fitted
No. 3 hold can be ballasted
Engine room bulkhead A-60 insulation

All details given on approximate basis and without guarantee, for more detail please contact