On June 28th 2012, Qingdao Hyundai Shipbuilding (QHS) organized a delivery signing ceremony of a 5.000 dwt multipurpose dry cargo vessel ‘ONYX’, the 7th of 10 units built for Volga-Balt Transportation Holding of Russia.
Unlike previous dry cargo vessels series (RSD44 and RSD49 projects) built for the holding, vessels of DCV36 project are seagoing vessel of unrestricted sailing region. This project has corresponding safety factor, thickness of hull elements and main engines capacity.
The vessel has a double bottom and double sides in the cargo area, with removable grain bulkheads, with bulb fore and transom aft ends, with hatch covers of “folding” type of Cargotec firm, with bow thruster.
Length overall – 89.96m
Length scantlings – 84.89m
Breadth – 14.50m
Depth – 7.20m
Endurance, days (in see) – 25
Speed – 12 knots
Cargo hold dimensions of the vessel – 60 x 11.5 x 9.2 m, allow placement of 3 tiers of 9.5-foot containers and also provide the transportation of large-sized cargoes. Cargo holds capacity – 6230 cbm. Double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 14.0 t / sqm and for bucket grab usage.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, July 5, 2012; Image: qingdaohyundai