Ice class tanker joins Concordia/Neste fleet
Mar 6, 2007 9:28 AM
The product tanker Palva has been delivered from Brodosplit Shipyard to a jointly-owned project of Concordia Maritime and Neste Shipping in Sweden. The vessel has been signed to a 10-year charter with Neste Oil.
The Palva was named at Brodosplit Shipyard in Split at the end of last year together with her sister the Stena Poseidon. They are Panamax tankers designed to be able to pass through the narrow passages in the Panama Canalís locks. In addition, the vessels have been built to Ice Class 1A specifications, which means that they are able to sail in a channel with 1.0 meter thick ice. Together with a 360-degree view from the bridge, they have an extra large cargo intake and adjustable propellers for greater maneuverability when sailing through ice. They have approximately 65,200 deadweight tonnage.
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