Class Society and Notation: local class Cargo Barge
Next DD: March 2020
Length Overall: 43.84m
Length between perp.: 43.30m
GT; 178 tons
MACHINERY & PROPULSION
Total power output: 700 bhp
Main Engine; 2 x Caterpillar
Main Propulsion System: Schottel
Year of Refit : 2010
Hopper Capacity : 260 m3
Last dry dock March 2018.
Breadth extreme: 7.99 m
Average shell thickness: 8mm
Engine serves as a 400 litre diesel fuel tank
Integrated hydraulic power pack directly coupled to the diesel engine through an elastic coupling
Hydraulic driven, cowled rudder propeller (4 blades x 950 mm dia), mounted on a sliding lifting frame, steerable using hydraulic cylinders.
The lifting frame allows vertical movement of the propeller unit by 1000 mm. A shear pin
allows the unit to til upwards by 400 in the event of impact while travelling in the fwd direction.
Steel control cabin in aft, mounted on a base frame with pivot/wheel assembly to retain the cabin in a horizontal position as the split hopper is opened.
The cabin houses the propulsion unit control console, the control panel for the hydralic hopper opening cylinders as well as communication and navigation equipment and basic crew facilities.
The control console for the engines provides separate functions for each propulsion unit, controlling:
- Diesel engine start, speed and emergency stop
- Propeller speed
- Propeller direction of rotation - Steering angle (+65 to -65)
- Propeller lift
- Emergency stop
- Alarms units with buzzer, test and alarm release functions for: Low hydraulic oil level, Low boost pressure and High temperature/overheating
This split hopper barge has been fitted out as a self-propelled barge for the transporting of small volumes of dredge materials. It can cater for soft and rock materials, with a capacity of 350t when full. The hopper is also equipped with marine radios and a disposal tracking system.
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