This is a 653’ Fast RoRo Vessel. Recent modifications have made it super capable to carry large quantities of rolling and container cargo, and the addition of stern and side ramps have made it extremely efficient for loading and unloading.
This vessel was built in December 1999 in Japan to extremely sophisticated standards leading to the Japanese shipbuilders selecting her for awards.
She was purchased by the present owners in January 2008, having 1700 lane meters, two side starboard side ramps, with no ramps and no connection between her decks and a free height of 4 meters.
She was delivered to the Med where she underwent extensive upgrading and conversion work to meet the European Standards on both cargo and crew complements.
Following the completion of the above work, the vessel capacity was increased to 2,700 lane meters, with 4.5 meters free height, with internal ramps for connection between all her decks and capable of achieving service speed in excess of 31 knots, equipped with one straight stern ramp and one starboard bow ramp.
The company made significant profits from the vessel’s operation by carrying about 200 reefer trucks always speedily and without any damages to trucks and or the cargoes. There is a an operations record showing the vessel sailing at 29 knots in Force 9 conditions without much pitching or rolling.
The vessel will be delivered with SS and DD just passed (the vessel has already undergone all maintenance works and class surveys pending the dry dock after which full class certificates will be endorsed.
This is a unique and highly desirable vessel.
Year Built: 1999, Japan
Gross Tonnage: 23503/12,520
Length x Breadth x Draft: 653’ x 24.5m x 6.91 m
Machinery: 2 x NKK
Speed: 30 knots
Number Passengers: 12
Number Berths: 12