L P G / A m m o n i a Tanker D e l i v e r e d By W a r t s i la

Wartsila's Turku shipyard in Finland recently delivered the Golar Frost, a 75,000- cubic-meter gas tanker, to Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation of Liberia. The vessel is designed for transport of liquefied petroleum gases and anhydrous ammonia.

Powered by a single Wartsila./Sulzer diesel engine of 23,450 bhp, the ship has an overall length of 223 meters, beam of 34.20 meters, draft of 21.60 meters, and depth of 11.60/ 13.00 meters (731.6 by 112.2 by 70.9 by 38/42.6 feet).

The naming ceremony was performed by Mrs. Jane Trippe, wife of Gotaas-Larsen president K.A.B. Trippe.

Still on the orderbook at the Turku yard are two sisterships of the recently delivered gas tanker; they will be delivered to a Norwegian owner in 1982.

The Golar Frost was built in accordance with the so-called two-cargo principle; it is possible to carry two separate cargoes at the same time. Each cargo has its own separate tanks, loading pipe system, and other necessary equipment.

Although the new vessel is a sistership of four gas tankers delivered earlier by Wartsila, the crew accommodations are built to a much higher standard. All crew members are provided with single cabins with private showers. There are two spare cabins for family members of the crew, as well as a swimming pool and sauna.

Classed by Det norske Veritas, the ship has a service speed of 16.7 knots.

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