BUSSEWITZ - Monrovia, Liberia       Call sign - A8AD0     IMO number - 8105052
Owner - Venus Shipping & Trading Corporation (Reederei F. Laeisz GmbH, Germany - manager)

Location - Photographed while underway in Germany's Kiel Canal     Photograph Date - 2001
Photographer - Malte Schwarz    Added to archive - 14 Nov 2003     Last updated - 14 Nov 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - February 1981
  Keel laid - ???
  Launched - August 1982
  Delivered - February 1983

  (a) Bussewitz - Rostock, Germany (1997)
  (b) Bussewitz - Liberia

  As of November 2003 Bussewitz was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Liquified petroleum gas carrier
  Gross tonnage - 14,377
  Net tonnage - 4,313
  Deadweight tonnage - 13,935
  L.O.A. - 157.27 meters (515'6")
  L.B.P. - 145.95 meters (478'5")
  Width overall - 22.76 meters (74'7")
  Width moulded - 22.71 meters (74'6")
  Draught - 8.451 meters (27'8.5")
  Depth - 15.02 meters (49'3")
  Number of cargo tanks - 4
  Number of cargo pumps - 9
  Rate of discharge - 2,200 tonnes/hr
  Volume of all tanks - 17,259 cubic meters
  Cargo derricks - 2 (3T)
  Strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions
  Desgined to carry ammonia also

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG
  Country - Kiel, West Germany
  Hull number - 179
  Engine builder - VEB Maschinenbau Halberstadt
  Country - Halberstadt, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - MAN 7-cyl (K7Z60/105E) diesel
  Diesel Oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy Fuel Oil capacity - unknown
  Fuel consumption - ? tonnes per day
  Horsepower - 6,500 bhp or 4,781 kW
  Speed - 12.8 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)

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