Saturday, February 28, 2009


DelvarToday's Ship of the Day is the Very Large Crude Carrier Delvar (IMO: 9218454, Port of registry: Valletta, Malta). The Delvar is 333 metres long, 58 metres wide and has a draught of over 22 metres. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of almost 300,000. The vessel was built in 2002 by Dalian New Shipbuilding Heavy Industry and is powered by a seven-cylinder Sulzer 7RTA84T-B low-speed marine diesel engine with an output 27,160kW at 74rpm. This is linked to three sets of heavy fuel oil Wartsila 9L20C units with an output of 1,490kW at 900rpm. There is also a 1,765kVA alternator for Gulf weather conditions as well as an emergency generator with an output of 399kW at 1,800rpm. She is manufactured as a complete double skin double bottom unit with a bulbous bow and transom stern with an open water frame. It has two longitudinal bulkheads in the cargo area. The cargo tanks and engine room of the vessel are protected by ballast tanks. She is owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC). The Delvar's sister are the Damavand, Darab, Daylam and Dena.

The Iran Delvar will arrive this afternoon at the MOT Terminal, Rotterdam.

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