Home' Ausmarine : August 2009 Contents 'Kilimanjaro'
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USL 1C (MAST)
Azam Marine Company,
Richardson Devine Marine
Marine grade aluminium
2 x Cummins KTA 38 M2,
each 783kW at 1,600rpm
2 x Mikado
2 x Cummins, each
170kVA, 50Hz, 1 x
Cummins, 17kVA, 50Hz
Power assisted hydraulic
Powerpack for steering only
Island Marine, Tasmania
2 x JRC JMA 5110, 10kW,
2 x 43cm LCD display
JRC FF60 colour sounder
Icom IC-M302 VHF, Icom
C-Map GPS chart plotter,
240v/24v PA System,
system with 10 x 43cm
Apco electric reel
Wattyl two-pack urethane
3 x Beurteaux helm
4 x life buoys, 2 with
heaving line, 2 with light
located on the foredeck,
and upper deck, 451 x
Coastal Multi fit life
jackets, 4 x Coastal Multi
fit life Jackets with lights,
406 EPIRB, medical kit,
7 x 65-person RFD
1 x Aqua Pro 3.2m RIB,
'Kilimanjaro', the latest vessel from the
Richardson Devine Marine (RDM) yard
in Hobart Tasmania, was eased
effortlessly into the water for the first
time on Sunday, July 5, after an
impressive six month build period.
To launch its vessels, RDM uses a
sophisticated but simple ramp hinged at
the water's edge. When complete the vessel
is jacked onto heavy-duty skates and
wheeled from the construction hall out
onto the ramp. Powerful hydraulic rams
lower the outboard end of the ramp and
the vessel is eased down, controlled by a
cable to a winch, until she floats clear.
'Kilimanjaro' is a 35-metre Incat
Crowther-designed catamaran ferry that
carries 400 passengers at a service speed of
The main cabin contains seating for 200
passengers with further seating for 128 in
the vessel's upper cabin. In addition, there
are a further 72 exterior seats behind the
upper cabin and on the wheelhouse deck.
The aft deck has been arranged with four
toilet spaces, a luggage room and a staircase.
With large and abundant tinted
windows, the vessel provides excellent,
panoramic viewing from all seats, allowing
passengers to enjoy the scenery.
'Kilimanjaro' will join as the "queen" of
the Coastal Fast Ferries fleet, operating
between Dar-es-Salaam and the island of
Zanzibar off the east coast of Tanzania.
Passenger comfort is ensured with a
zoned, fully air-conditioned interior, kiosk
and even plush leather recliner lounges in an
exclusive, forward VIP area. There is extensive
use of quality exterior grade carpet on the
outdoor decks. For those who appreciate the
wind in their hair there is even seating
provided on the carpeted foredeck.
The wheelhouse and wing stations enjoy
superb visibility making manoeuvring easy,
while extensive, robust fendering along the
vessel's sides provides protection in
challenging berthing situations.
Passengers on the awning-covered, open
third deck have a tremendous view all
round and can keep an eye on operations
through the aft wheelhouse windows.
Powered by twin Cummins KTA38M2
main engines, each producing 783kW, the
vessel cruises at 24 knots at half load.
'Kilimanjaro' is a near sister ship to 'MV
Eagle' which was launched from the RDM
yard in 2007 and is operated by Gordon
River Cruises on Tasmania's west coast.
There are some subtle differences between
the vessels to accommodate the operational
requirements of the Tanzanian owner.
For further information contact:
Richardson Devine Marine Construction,
Tasmania. PH: (03) 6272 7800,
FX: (03) 6272 6577,
A 400-passenger, 35-metre catamaran for
Africa from Richardson Devine Marine
August 2009 AUSMARINE
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