|Photographer:||lappino [View profile]||Title:||BEOTHUK SPIRIT||Added:||Jun 18, 2017|
|Captured:||June 17, 2017||IMO:||9780768||Hits:||958|
||Ships Under Construction|
|Teekay’s first shuttle tanker newbuilding for East Coast Canada (ECC) fitting out at Samsung shipyard on Geoje Island, looking pretty compact for a 155.000 DWT vessel from this angle.
Although generally classified as a crude oil tankers, shuttle tankers are to normal tankers like starships to skateboards; some differences are obvious, like higher superstructure to provide visibility over bow loading housing, but many more are hidden. In this case, there are no less than 6 propellers (plus extensive control system) taking care of the vessel's dynamic positioning capabilities: one variable pitch propulsion propeller, one tunnel thruster aft, one azimuth thruster aft, one tunnel thruster forward, and two (!) azimuth thrusters forward.
And, she's hull number 2184, info on her IMO number is welcome.