MV Tamesis 

MV Tamesis 

MV Tamesis is a Mark IV RoRo ship. MV Tamesis is a sister ship to MV Talisman, MV Tarago and MV Tamerlane.

It is especially well-suited for project and other unique or heavy lift cargo such as power generators, construction and agriculture equipment, railcars, yachts and others. Besides these cargo types, she can also carry a significant amount of cars and trucks.

Deck and Ramp System
Heavy units are loaded on the strengthened decks as shown in the table below:

Deck Area Strenght
Deck 1 ……………… 2802 m² ………………… 10 tons/m²
Deck 2 ……………… 3968 m² ………………… 3 tons/m²
Deck 3 ……………… 4397 m² ………………… 3 tons/m²
Deck 4 ……………… 5896 m² ………………… 4 tons/m²
Deck 5 ……………… 5867 m² ………………… 3 tons/m²
Deck 7 ……………… 6757 m² ………………… 1 tons/m²

The 4th deck is the normal entrance deck from the quay side. The loading ramp is located on the starboard side, and is arranged at a 38 degree angle to the center line of the vessel to enable loading/discharging of long vehicles.

The deck machinery consistes of two combined anchor/mooring winches and six conventional mooring winches, two of the whiches are placed on the forecastle and four on the poop deck.There is a crane on upper deck with a capacity of fi ve tons for lifting supplies and spare parts.

Cargo ventilation
Fans evenly distributed throughout the vessel on upper deck creates good ventilation during loading/discharging. The lower holds are ventilated with 30 air changes per hr. The intermediate holds are ventilated with 25 air changes per hr. While the uppermost hold is ventilated with 20 air changes/hr.

The main engine is a MAN B&W 8L70MC (MK5) marine diesel with constant pressure supercharging and maximum output of 28480 BHP/20960 KW. The engine is directly reversible and attached to a fi xed pitch propeller. No. of blades 4, diam 7.40 m. maker Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. The main engine is operated with a remote control system from the bridge or engine control room of type Kongsberg Norcontrol.

For the electrical power supply there are 5, 4-stroke MAN B&W Holeby Diesels units, 2 each 1710 BHP, 3 each 2280 BHP. They are built by Ssang Young Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. There is one emergency diesel generator One type Ssanyong-Commins cap abt. 200 Kw at 1800 RPM.
The machinery plant meets the requirements for Unattended
Machinery Space (UMS).

Navigational equipment/Bridge
The bridge is totally enclosed and air-conditioned.

The navigational system

  • 2 pcs radar, Kongsberg Norcontrol, Data bridge 1600 type,
    one of: X-band, 3 cm wave length and one S-Band, 10 cm
    wave length
  • One Seamap 10 type approved “Ecdis” with a 29" high
    resolution colour display
  • One Sat-Com (STD-B) and One Sat-Com (STD-C) supplied by
    Skanti Radio
  • One Gyro Compass, model C. Plath Nvigatex MKI MO D.10
  • Magnetic compass
  • Auto Pilot, supplier: Sara Com
  • Echo Sounder, Kongsberg Norcontrol, type Skipper GDS 101
  • Speed log, Consilium Sal-860, Kongsberg Norcontrol
  • Weather fax recorder, Radio Plant, Navtex Receiver Main VHF Radio Telephone, aux. Radio Telephone all supplied by Skanti Radio
  • Rudder Angle Indicator and Master Clock System

The vessel is equipped with a highly effective Semi-Balanced spade type rudder to assist in controlling the lateral movements of the stern. The lateral control of the bow is controlled by a 1,800 KW bowthruster with about 26 tons thrust.

All accommodation areas are located on one deck placed on the weather deck, with one Squash double height room with adjacent trim room with various training apparatus. The ship is also equipped with an offi cer’s dayroom with TV set and one Crew’s dayroom with a TV set. We have Suez crew facilities at the aft part of accommodation. The pilot has a cabin with toilet on the bridge.

Security arrangements
For fi re extinguishing, the ship is fi tted out with a central CO² plant supplying 6 segregated gas compartments. Each compartment is equipped with fi re detectors. The total required gas amount for the cargoholds is 55500 kg. In addition the engine room and purifi er rooms are equipped with CO² extinguishing systems.

The vessel has one free fall life boat of capacity 50 persons, type Schaat-Harding and a MOB boat of type SA3-5/Mako 6.55 supplied by Schaat Harding. In addition to this the ship is equipped with:

• Upper deck port 2 × 25 persons Life Rafts type: Viking
• Upper deck STB 2 × 25 persons Life Rafts type: Viking
• Upper deck FWD 1 × 6 persons Life Rafts: type: Viking

Each crew member have their own survival-suit.


Technical Specifications

Capacity deck area: 46,350 
Capacity volume: 125,620 
Capacity car units:  
Basic complement: 22 
Built: Daewoo Heavy Industries, Ltd, South Korea 
Build year: 2000 
Owner: Wilhelmsen Lines Shipowning, Norway 
Flag: NIS 
Length over all: 240.6 
Beam: 32.26 
Air Draft: 46 
Depth to Upperdeck: 32.45 
Draft, design/max: 11.00/11.75 
Deadweight at maximum draft: 38,486 
Gross tonnage: 67.14 
Net tonnage: 24,275 
Stern ramp height:  
Stern ramp width: 12 
Stern ramp capacity: 320 
Number of decks: 8 (of which 4 are hoistable) 
Ownership %: 100% 
Operator: WWL