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Singapore Car Carrier lost power 2 miles off Kea island in Greece

| Maritime News | 15/06/2012

City of Mumbai Car carrier   The car carrier City of Mumbai got engine blackout and full engine failure on 2.2 nautical miles off the Kea island, near Piraeus, Greece. The cargo ship was headed to Sagunto, when major problem in the engine system appeared and the ship started drifting close to the Greek shores. The distress signal was sent to the port authority, and from the coast guard planned to send tug to the accident position. Meanwhile the engineers on board of the car carrier City of Mumbai fixed the problem and the rescue operation was canceled. However, the ship was anchored in the port Lavrion for checking the problem with the engine. After completely solving the problem with the engine of the car carrier, the ship left the anchorage and resumed voyages.

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The largest car carrier of the world – mv Faust

| Maritime News | 11/06/2012

mv Faust   If you wonder about the name of the largest car carrier of the world, definitely this is mv Faust. The cargo ship has deadweight of 30,383 metric tons, while the gross tonnage is 71,583 metric tons. The car carrier has length of 228.00 meters and beam of 33.00 meters. The draft of the ship, when fully loaded is 11.50 meters and he air draft of the ship is 52.00 meters. The giant was built in 2007 in the ship-yard of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering DSME and proves the words about the development of Asian shipbuilding and world maritime transport. The cargo ship has 13 decks and the whole cargo capacity is over 68,000 cubic meters. The high improvement in the cargo hold construction, allows the ship to be stronger and more optimized. The large clearance of the cargo holds and loading ramp, allow for the ship to carry cars, all kind of trucks and buses. The stern ramp has width of 9.50 meters and height of 6.50 meters, while the capacity is 240 tones. The total cargo capacity of the mv Faust is 3,484 cars or 468 large trucks. The hull is strong, the engine is powerful and highly reliable. Definitely the car carrier mv Faust is impressive ship.

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