Highland Chief II
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.|
|Length||Overall 175.2m. LPP 166.35m.|
|Engine Builder||Hudong Heavy Machinery, Shanghai, China.|
|Engine Type||Wartsila 5RT-flex58T-DTier II|
|Engine Power||Max MCR 10,000kW @105rpm.|
|Propulsion mode||Single screw.|
|Fuel||HFO / MDO|
|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.|
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).
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.