Highland Chief II

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Sister ship of the Coral Chief IV

Highland Chief II
ID No. 18723
Type Geared Multipurpose Container vessel. (1,617 teu)
Gross Registered Tonnage 18.723 tons. DWT 22.032 tons.
Builder Zhejiang Ouhua SB Co. Zhoushan, China. Yard No. 665.
Delivery date June 2015.
Hull Steel
Length Overall 175.2m. LPP 166.35m.
Width 27.6m.
Depth 14.0m.
Passengers 8 berths
Engine Builder Hudong Heavy Machinery, Shanghai, China.
Engine Type Wartsila 5RT-flex58T-DTier II
Engine cylinders 5
Engine Power Max MCR 10,000kW @105rpm.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 15.25 kts.
Deadweight 22,032 tons.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Fuel HFO / MDO
Generator voltage 440
Generator Frequency 60 Hz.
Propeller formation Cast, Solid.
Propeller material Cunial, Wartsila patent.
Original owner China Navigation Co. Pte. Hong Kong.
Delivered to owner June 2015.

History

July 28th. 2015. Melbourne. No. 1 hold container cell-guides modified to increase the tolerances.

August 6th. 2015. Port Botany, Sydney. Naming ceremony sponsored by Lady Juana Harvey (wife of Gary Harvey, former Australian General Manager Swire Shipping).

Service

This Chief class vessel is specifically designed to meet the unique demands of the trade between Austalia and New Guinea. The design incorporates hydraulic tween decks and hatch covers,60mt electric cranes providing a heavy lift capacity of 120mt. The ships have been designed to provide maximum versatility to carry a wide range of cargo types including break-bulk, over dimensional and heavy lift cargoes.

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