China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s (CSIC) Shanghai Shipyard has launched Admiral Schmidt, a new ice class bulk carrier being built for Estonian owner Platano Eesti OÜ.
The ship will have an LOA of 250 metres, a beam of 43 metres, a depth of 21.8 metres, a design draught of 13 metres, and a displacement of 108,000 tonnes once completed.
Designed to operate in temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius, Admiral Schmidt is fitted with an icebreaking sloping bow and anti-freezing equipment which includes ice paddles on the ship’s four 40-tonne cranes.
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