Circle Line accepts delivery of passenger ferry

New York-based Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has accepted delivery of the 599-passenger Circle Line Liberty from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding.

Circle Line Liberty is the third of three 599-passenger vessels built for Circle Line.

Designed by DeJong and Lebet, the 50.2-metre by 10.3-metre vessel is powered by twin Cummins diesel engines, delivering a total of 1,938kW and a top speed of 14 knots.

She is equipped with a 93kW Wesmar bowthruster, powered by an electric motor, for dockside manoeuvering.

Two 140kW gensets, powered by John Deere generator-drive engines, supply the ship’s service power.

The cabins are equipped with double-glazed windows.

Heating and air-conditioning are supplied by a 271,000BTU diesel-fired boiler and six 10-tonne water-cooled chillers.

The crew room is outfitted with storage cabinets, a refrigerator, shower and walk-in cooler.

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