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CIMC RAFFLES LAUNCHES ASIA'S LARGEST RO-RO

Friday, July 3, 2020 

The 2700 lane-metre multipurpose ro-ro vessel 'Bohai Hengtong', built for the Bohai Hengtong Ferry company, has been launched at the Longkou construction base of CIMC Raffles.

The vessel is 189.9m long, 26.4m beam, and design draught 6m. It has a range of about 5000 naut mile, and service speed of 17 knots.

The builder says this is currently the largest multipurpose ro-ro ship in Asia, built to modern environmental protection standards and is  designed for transportation of all kinds of trucks, cars and containers. It will be operating in Bohai Bay. A twin-motor, twin-shaft & propeller. medium-speed diesel power plant was selected, driving CP propellers through a gear box and long shaft. The ship is equipped with a bow thruster, a pair of fin stabilisers and anti-roll tanks while the crew accommodation is fully fitted out with all facilities.

The third deck has fore and stern ramps for loading and unloading, with a elevator to the first deck, and a ramp for access to deck 5.

This is the first ro-ro project for CIMC Raffles and the first to roll off the yard's new Ropax production line.

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