Hitachi Zosen Asaka Works (Sakai) Delivers Ro/Ro Carrier Dana Maxima

The 6,552-dwt roll-on/roll-off type cargo carrier Dana Maxima was delivered to her owner, DFDS A/S of Denmark, on August 18, 1978. It was constructed at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen.

The ship has four trailer decks as well as a rampway at the stern to allow trailers and automobiles to drive into the ship. For stowing purposes, 50- and 70-ton lifts are utilized. Also, a lift-on/lift-off system is available which utilizes a 10-ton self-traveling gantry crane to move containers to the upper deck areas.

It is a twin-shaft, twin-screw motor-driven ship with controllable- pitch propellers and with bow thrusters to improve propulsion efficiency and maneuverability.

Also, it has fin stabilizers to prevent rolling. It was placed in service between Denmark and the United Kingdom.

The specifications of the Dana Maxima are: length overall, 141.50 meters (about 464 feet) ; molded breadth, 20.40 meters (about 67 feet); molded depth, 6.80 meters (lower trailer deck) (approximately 22 feet); gross tonnage, 4,927.75 (13,959.63 cubic meters).

She is powered by a pair of Niigata- S.E.M.T. Pielstick 14PC2-5V type diesel engines with a maximum output of 7,800 hp x 2 (5,737 kw x 2), producing a trial speed (maximum) of 20.154 knots.

Classification is LR.

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