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 Ship's NameHOUSTON EXPRESS 
 GL-Register-No.130200 
 IMO-No.9294991 
 Call SignDCCR2 
 Official-No.20254 
 FlagGermany 
 Port of RegistryHamburg 
 Crew Size30 
 OwnerBeteiligungs-KG MS "NORTHERN JADE" Schiffahrtsges. mbH & Co. 
 ManagerNorddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt GmbH & Co. KG 
 PropulsionMotor Ship 

 
 Hull
100 A5 E
 Container Ship
IW BWM-F SOLAS-II-2,Reg.19
LC, RSCS
 
 Machinery
MC E AUT
 
 Legend of Notations  -  see also GL-Rules e.g. I-Part 0, Classification and Surveys
 EIce strengthening 
 IWEquipped for in-water surveys 
 BWM-FBallast water management 
 SOLAS-II-2,Reg.19Dangerous Goods 
 AUTUnattended machinery spaces 
 Anchor Equipment according GL-Rules
 Anchor Equipment No. / Numeral155 / up 6100 to 6500 
 Bower Chain GradeGL-K3 
 3 Anchors, Weight each18800 kg 
 Anchor Chain Length742.50 m 
 Note for Anchor EquipmentFor high holding power anchors and for special anchor equipment see our Construction Rules. 

 
 Tonnage TypeConvention'69 
 Length overall332.41 m 
 Registered Length318.26 m 
 Registered Breadth43.20 m 
 Moulded Depth20.228 m 
 Draught14.500 m 
 Gross Tonnage94483 
 Net Tonnage55670 
 Deadweight108106 t 

 
 Shipbuilder / PlaceDaewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. Okpo Shipyard / Geoje-si 
 Yard Number4103 
 Keellaying2004-12-20 
 Launching2005-04-30 
 Completion2005-08-31 
 Forecastle159.13 m 
 Bridge150.33 m 
 Number of Watertight Bulkhead(s)10 
 Number of Continuous Deck(s)2 
 Double Bottom TypeDouble bottom, continuous from peak to peak bulkhead 
 Longitudinal FramesBuilt on longitudinal frames 
 MaterialShipbuilding steel (standard) 
 Largest HatchLength = 12.60 m / Breadth = 38.33 m 
 Capacities  -  according to Owners' statements
 Number of 20ft Containers8400 
 Special Arrangements
 Loading InstrumentSeacos GmbH - MXMACS3 
 One Elevator(s)
 TypePassenger Lift 
 ManufacturerHyundai Elevator Co., Ltd. 
 Year of Manufacture2003 
 DriveDriving pulley 
 Height20.40 m 
 Bearing Capacity500 kg 
 Speed0.50 m/s 
 Number of Accesses7 

 
 Total Power68520 kW 
 TransmissionMain propulsion acts directly on the propellershaft 
 Starter TypeCompressed air direct 
 One Main Engine(s)
 Year of Manufacture2004 
 ManufacturerHSD Engine Co., Ltd. 
 Model12 K 98 ME-C 
 TypeDiesel engine, two stroke 
 Power68520 kW 
 Main Engine Rated Speed104 min-1 
 12 Cylinder, Diameter / Stroke980 mm / 2400 mm 
 Propeller(s) / Speed
 1 Propeller(s), TypeSolid propeller (keyless), aft 
 Propeller Revolution104 min-1 
 Speed
 Ship's Speed25.00 kn 
 Electric Installation(s)
 1 Plant6600/ 450 V with 4000 kVA 
 1 Plant6600/ 450 V with 4000 kVA 
 1 Plant6600/ 450 V with 4000 kVA 
 1 Plant6600/ 450 V with 4000 kVA 
 1 Plant450 V with 688 kVA 
 4 Plants, each12 V with 56 Ah 
 1 Plant12 V with 120 Ah 
 2 Plants, each24 V with 300 Ah 
 1 Plant24 V with 400 Ah 
 Generators / Batteries
 4 Main generators, each4000 kVA 
 1 Emergency generator688 kVA 
 1 Battery for Start emergency engine400 Ah 
 2 Batteries for UPS Radio, each300 Ah 
 1 Battery for Diesel control120 Ah 
 4 Batteries for Diesel control, each56 Ah 
 One Boiler(s)
 ManufacturerAlfa Laval Qingdao Ltd. 
 Year of Manufacture2004 
 Boiler TypeSteam boiler, oil fired 
 Max. allow. working pressure10 bar 
 Heating Surface55.0 m2 
 One Boiler(s)
 ManufacturerAlfa Laval Qingdao Ltd. 
 Year of Manufacture2004 
 Boiler TypeSteam boiler, exh.gas heated 
 Max. allow. working pressure10 bar 
 Heating Surface1056.0 m2 
 Compressed Air Receiver(s)
 2 Receivers, each16000 liters, 32.4 bar 
 2 Receivers, each200 liters, 32.4 bar 
 1 Receiver350 liters, 7.7 bar 
 1 Receiver2000 liters, 7.6 bar 

 
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 DNV GL SE, Hamburg2014-10-30 / 16:09