Thursday, March 05, 2009

SALVAGE CHAMPION

Salvage ChampionThe 500th post on the Ship of the Day weblog is the tug and salvage vessel Salvage Champion (IMO: 7530444, Port of Registry: Kingstown, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines). The Salvage Champion was built in 1976 as the Nippon Maru by Miyoshi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan. The tug is currently owned by Asian Marine co., ltd, Taiwan. She is 72.4 meters long, 13 meters wide and she is powered by 2 Hanshin 6 LU54 engines delivering a total output of 10,000 BHP, which ensures a bollard pull of 132 tons. The vessel can achieve a speed of 13.5 knots and has a cruising range of about 65 days.

The Salvage Champion is expected to arrive later afternoon at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam towing the pontoon Sainty No. 8, loaded with hulls for barges. After delivering this load, she will berth at the Parkkade, Rotterdam.

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