Sea Trials And Launching Ceremonies Held For AMOCO Tankers At Astilleros Espanoles
The 230,000-dwt tanker Amoco Singapore recently completed successful sea trials. Built at the Cadiz shipyard of Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., the vessel is the second in a series for Amoco Transport Company from the Gadiz yard.
The first of the series, the Amoco Milford Haven, was delivered in June 1973.
The third unit, the Amoco Cadiz, was launched during recent ceremonies with Mrs. L.C. Adams, wife of the executive vice president of Amoco International Oil Company of Chicago, serving as sponsor. Principal characteristics of the tankers are approximately as follows: length overall, 1,096 feet; molded breadth, 167 feet, and molded draft, 65 feet.
The propulsion machinery on each tanker comprises an AESABurmeister & Wain supercharged eight-cylinder 8K98FF-type main engine, arranged to burn fuel-oil in service and dieseLoil on trials, totaling a maximum continuous output of 30,400 bhp at 103 rpm, built at the Manises Works of Astilleros Espanoles, S.A.
Other equipment, such as windlasses, winches, steering gear, main boilers, heavy forgings and castings, etc., have also 'been manufactured at different works of Astilleros Espanoles, S.A.