Papuan Chief IV

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Sister ship of the Coral Chief IV

Papuan Chief IV
Type Geared Multipurpose Container Vessel.
Gross Registered Tonnage 18,723 tons. (1,617 teu)
Builder Zhejiang Ouhua SB Co. Zhoushan, China. Yard No. 667.
Delivery date August 2015
Hull Steel.
Length Overall 175.2m. LPP 175.2m.
Width 27.6m.
Depth 14.0m.
Passengers 8 berths.
Engine Builder Hudong Heavy Machinery, Shanghai, China.
Engine Type Wartsila 5RT-flex58T-D Tier II
Engine cylinders 5
Engine Power Max MCR 10,000kW @105rpm.
Propulsion mode Single screw
Speed 15.25kts
Deadweight 22,032 tons.
Power Diesel
Aspiration Turbocharged
Boiler Composite exh.gas / fuel oil
Fuel HFO / MDO
Generator voltage 440
Generator Frequency 60 Hz
Propeller formation Cast, solid.
Propeller material Cunial, Wartsila patent
Original owner CNCo. Pte. Ltd. Hong Kong.
Delivered to owner August 2015.


June 19th. 2015. Vessel named at Zhejiang Shipbuilding Zhousan, China, by Ms Georgiana Chan, Swire Shipping's Regional Manager, Shanghai.


This Chief class of vessel is specifically designed to meet the unique demands of the trade between Australia and New Guinea. The design incorporates hydraulic tween decks and hatch covers, 60mt electric cranes providing a combined 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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