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Erawan - End of an Era

In 1999, CNCo acquired the Japanese-built 64,000dwt Panamax bulk carrier Camerina – then 18 years old – and successfully tendered for the role of Ok Tedi’s “mother ship”. The bulker was duly brought up to CNCo standards and equipped with a heli-deck, three 30-ton heavy-duty,articulated grab cranes, sophisticated weighing equipment(designed to meet an extremely tight contractual accuracy of 0.5%) and special stainless steel grabs. Other equipment installed included two extra generators, a high-capacity evaporator (desalination plant), fuel transfer systems and extra accommodation, as well as upgraded mooring and coating systems. Erawan, as she now became, went on charter in April 2000. Click here for more...