THE MARINE LOG FEATURES CALENDAR FOR 2003
April 16 2003
Trasmediterránea S.A buys Incat 058
Incat has announce that Spain's Trasmediterránea S.A.is the purchaser of Incat Hull 058.
Contracted in March 2003, the 98 m Evolution 10b Wave Piercing Catamaran will be named Milenium Dos and is currently being prepared for handover to Trasmediterránea at Incat's Hobart yard, in readiness for a delivery voyage to Spain and the European summer season.
The acquisition brings to three the number of Incat-built ships in the Trasmediterránea fleet.
Incat Australia Managing Director Craig Clifford comments "We are very proud to have another one of our vessels join the Trasmediterránea fleet ".
In 2000 Trasmediterránea took its first step towards high speed catamarans with the purchase of the 96 metre Milenium (Incat Hull 056). Also in 2000, when Trasmediterránea required extra capacity at short notice they turned to Incat for a summer charter of the 78 metre Hull 033, taking the Fast Ceuta and maintaining service levels across the Strait of Gibraltar for the remainder of the 2000 season. One year later the company purchased another 96m craft for service between Algeciras and Ceuta, Alboran (Incat Hull 052).
Milenium Dos - Principal Particulars
Speed-approx 38.0 knots @ 750 tonnes deadweight -approx 42.0 knots @ 375 tonnes deadweight
Total persons-900 maximum
Vehicle Capacity-380 truck lane metres at 3.1m wide @ 4.35m clear height with car capacity separate to above of 80 cars @ 4.5m length, 2.3m width -Car only Capacity 267 cars
Escape-Escape is via four LSA Marine Evacuation Stations, two port and two stbd, and two external stairs aft. The two forward MES serve a total of 200 persons each, the two mid MES serve a total of 200 persons each and one aft stair serving 100 persons. A total of ten 100person rafts are fitted. -2 x SOLAS inflatable dinghy with 30 hp motor and approved launch / recovery method.
Main Engines-4 x resiliently mounted Ruston 20RK270 or Caterpillar 3618 marine diesel engines, each rated at 7080 KW @ 1030 rpm M.C.R.
Water Jets-4 x Lips 120E waterjets configured for steering and reverse. Transmission-4 x Reintjes Gearboxes, approved by engine manufacturer, with reduction ratio suited for optimum jet shaft speed.