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Significant Ships of 2009

Editor:  Nick Savvides
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Assistant Editor:   Bryan Chapman


Significant Ships of 2009 is a quality annual publication providing an invaluable reference source to some of the very best in today's ship design and construction. It gives technical details of 47 selected merchant ships of all classes and types, mostly of some 100m in length and above, which were completed last year by shipyards worldwide..

Significant Ships of 2009 follows the format of the previous editions. Two pages are devoted to every entry; on the first page appears a photograph of the ship in question (all in full colour), followed by a concise technical description highlighting the key features, this is supported by a comprehensive tabular list, detailing technical data. On the following page a set of general arrangement plans appears.

Following the success of the previous editions, Significant Ships proves once again that it is the most comprehensive publication of its kind available.

Significant Ships of 2009 is available in printed or CD-ROM format

Ref: SIGS09 Publication Price - £46 (RINA Members £40)

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Significant Ships of 2009

Significant Ships of 2009Significant Shipsof 2009 includes technical details on the following vessels:

  • Anafi: LPG carrier from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
  • Araon: From Hanjin, the first Korean-built ice-breaking research vessel
  • Auriga Leader: An advanced environmentally friendly car-carrier
  • Baosteel Education: Namura completes ore carrier
  • Beluga Houston: First of Beluga Shipping’s new “all-in-one” heavy-lift ships
  • C Galaxy: A 317,000dwt VLCC from Hyundai
  • Cape Garland: Second of eleven Dunkerque-max bulkers from Mitsui
  • Carnival Dream: Fincantieri’s largest cruise ship for Carnival cruises
  • CMA CGM Andromeda: A containership with special environmental features
  • Coral Methane: Dual-fuel/multi cargo gas tanker from Remontowa
  • Corella Arrow: The world’s largest open hatch general cargo carrier
  • Costa Luminosa: Fincantieri’s 2800 passenger “cold ironing” cruise ship
  • Cristobal Colon: The worlds largest trailing suction hopper dredger
  • Desh Vishal: Largest vessel on the Indian Register, from Daewoo
  • Discoverer Clear Leader: Enhanced drillship with 40,000ft deep well capacity
  • E.R Bergamo: First bulk carrier built by Vinashin Shipyard
  • Emmy Schulte: First 2K chemical tanker from Jiangzhou Union Shipyard
  • Express: LNG re-gasification vessel from Daewoo
  • Forest Venus: A self-discharging fuel efficient wood chip carrier
  • Frecciamare: Turkish yard moves in to smaller tanker market
  • GDF Suez Neptune: Samsung’s diesel-electric LNG tanker
  • Handy Wind: First of twenty four from SPP Shipbuilding for Greek owners
  • José Maria Entrecanales: New ro-ro for Acciona Transmediterránea
  • Leale: Chemical tanker for Elbana di Navigazione
  • LNG Barka: A stretched MOSS type LNG tanker from Kawasaki
  • Maas Viking: First ro-ro from Odense Steel Shipyard
  • Maersk Weymouth: Taiwan-built 1700TEU geared container vessel
  • Mikela P: Suezmax crude oil tanker from Hyundai Samho
  • MSC Beatrice: Entres the post-panamax group
  • Naftocement XVIII: The largest cement carrier built in the Mediterranean region
  • Nexus 1: Samsung FPSO, upgradable and designed for harsh environments
  • Nordic Agnetha: A handy-size products tanker from Hyundai Mipo
  • Norgas Innovation: Small LNG ship designed in Norway, built in China
  • North Ocean 103: Construction vessel for worldwide operation ofshore
  • Northern Expedition: Flensburger’s overnight ro-pax for Canadian BC-Ferries
  • Oasis of the Seas: The world’s largest cruise ship from STX Europe
  • OSA Goliath: Latest addition to the Coastline Group fleet
  • Prosco Irina: A 51,000dwt ice class tanker from STX
  • Seabourn Odyssey: First of Odyssey-class vessels from T.Mariotti
  • Seri Balhaf: Mitsubishi’s first dual-fuel diesel-electric LNG tanker
  • Star Kirkenes: A 49,924dwt general cargo carrier with self­unloading capabilities
  • Stolt Island: A chemical tanker built in Norway and Ukraine
  • STX Freesia: The first CSR-compliant capsize bulk carrier, from STX Korea
  • STX Rose 1: Latest cargo carrier for STX Pan Ocean
  • Tiranna: A large car/truck carrier from Daewoo for Wilhelmsen
  • Viking Poseidon: Large subsea construction vessel for Eidesvik
  • Zenovia Lady: A 112,000dwt Korean built tanker

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