LIBELLE - Gibraltar       Call sign - ZDDX8     IMO number - 9186730
Owner - Holbrook Trading Ltd. (MT "Libelle" Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH) Manager/OperatorCarl Buttner GmbH & Co., Germany)

Location - Photographed while she was underway approaching Europoort, Holland from the north sea coast
Photograph Date - 14 April 2003     Photographer - Wim Van Noort    Added to archive - 29 Dec 2003     Last updated - 29 Dec 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - September 1997
  Keel laid - 4 March 1999
  Launched - 10 July 1999
  Delivered - 27 November 1999
  Construction cost - $22.5 million (US)

  (a) Libelle - Germany (1/2000)
  (b) Libelle - Bermuda (5/2000)
  (c) Libelle - Gibraltar

  As of December 2003 Libelle was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Oil and chemical tanker
  Gross tonnage - 8,067
  Net tonnage - 4,244
  Deadweight tonnage - 13,050
  L.O.A. - 145.61 meters (477'4")
  L.B.P. - 138.50 meters (454'0")
  Width overall - 19.77 meters (64'10")
  Width moulded - 19.60 meters (64'3")
  Draught - 8.360 meters (27'5")
  Depth - 10.65 meters (34'11")
  Number of cargo tanks - 10
  Number of unloading pumps - 10
  Maximum discharge rate - 2,500 tonnes/hr
  Cargo handling crane - 1 (5 tonnes)
  Cargo tanks fitted with heating coils
  Strengthened also for light ice navigation

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Lindenau GmbH Schiffswerft u. Maschinenfabrik
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Hull number - 250
  Engine builder - MaK Motoren GmbH & Co KG
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MaK (model 9M32) 9-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 5,710 bhp or 4,200 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & Intermediate fuel oil
  Diesel fuel capacity - 107.0 tonnes
  Intermediate fuel oil capacity - 370.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 17.0 tonnes/day
  Speed - 14.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudders
  Bow thuster - 1 (?hp)
  Generators - 1 x 640kW & 2 x 920kW 380V 50Hz a.c.

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Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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