LIBRA CHILE - MAjuro, Marshall Islands       Call sign - V7DV2     IMO number - 9232644
Owner/Manager - m.s. "Wehr Nienstedten" Schiffahrtsges. mbH & C0 KG (Oscar Wehr KG (GmbH & CO), Germany) / CSAV, Chile - manager

Location - Libra Chile was photographed while she was underway off Holland     Photograph Date - 1 August 2004
Photographer - Willem VanMaanen     Added to archive - 28 October 2004     Last updated - 28 October 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - June 2000
  Keel laid - 12 June 2001
  Launched - 6 October 2001
  Delivered - January 2002

  Newbuild price - US $37,500,000

  (a) Wehr Nienstedten - Germany (2001)
  (b) Libra Chile - Marshall Islands

  As of October 2004 Libra Chile was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Geared, cellular container ship
  Gross tonnage - 16,802
  Net tonnage - 8,672
  Deadweight tonnage - 22,968
  L.O.A. - 184.70 meters ( 606' 7" )
  Including bulbous bow
  L.B.P. - 171.94 meters ( 564' 2" )
  Width overall - 25.30 meters ( 83' 0" )
  Width moulded - 25.30 meters ( 83' 0" )
  Draught - 9.890 meters ( 32' 5.5" )
  Depth - 13.50 meters ( 44' 3.5" )
  Number of cargo holds - 5 cellular
  Number of hatch covers - 9
  Cargo hold total volume - 29,000 cubic meters
  Total container capacity - 1,730 TEU
  Containers in holds - 634 TEU
  Containers above deck - 1,096 TEU
  Reefer container capacity - 200 TEU
  Cargo cranes - 3 (40 tonnes)
  Also fitted to carry 40 and 48 foot containers
  Strengthened for service in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Stocznia Szczecinska Porta Holding SA
  Country - Szczecin, Poland
  Hull number - B170/3/16
  Engine builder - Zaklady Przemyslu Metalowego "H. Cegielski" SA
  Country - Poland
  Number of engines - 1 diesel engine
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 6RTA62U) 6-cylinder
  Horsepower - 18,120 hp or 13,328 kW
  Maximum RPM - 113
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Fuel tank heating coils - Fitted in all bunkers
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 19.6 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - unknown
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - unknown

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


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