December 2, 2013 — CS Marine of Shanghai has contracted Denmark's Knud E. Hansen A/S to develop the design of a 120 m Ro-Pax that will operate out of Hainan Iisland in the South China Sea.
Knud E. Hansen A/S and CS Marine have already developed concept and tender designs for the ship for China's Bo Hai Shipyard which has been contracted to build the vessel by the local government of Hainan Province.
The vessel is a conventional propulsion RO-RO passenger vessel designed to transport vehicle and containers on a single cargo deck in compliance with chinese classification society rules and chinese flag regulations.
The vessel will have a high passenger capacity allowing transportation of 444 passengers in high standard accommodations and a crew complement of 91.
Thee cargo capacity consists of of approximately 350 lane meters for cars and trucks, about 1,200 t of containers or a combination of the two on the car deck, while a large extra capacity for fw and hfo has been created to allow the vessel to supply some of the minor islands.
The cargo will be rolling in and out of the vessel via a quarter ramp situated on the starboard side.
The vessel will have multiple operating modes such as regular ferry service between ports or as a long term cruise vessel for cruises of up to 30 days duration.
Particular attention has been paid to the comfort of the vessel which is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 19 knots in normal sea condition.
Common areas include:
library and conference rooms
dedicated VIP dining area
200 seat cafeteria
The vessel has been developed with optimized work flow in mind, which will allow maximum operational efficiency including boat to boat embarkation procedures that will be required in some islands without dedicated berthing facilities.
The owner was very keen to give a distinctive look to the vessel and several configurations of superstructures where developed with particular focus on the distinctive stack.
length o.a.: 120.00 m
length p.p.: 107.00 m
breadth molded: 21.00 m
depth to deck 3 (car deck): 7.80 m
depth to deck 5: 14.00 m
draft (design): 5.30 m
deadweight: 2,400 t