Gemak Gorsel





Lengthening to Increase the Container Capacity


5400 DWT Turkish flag container carrier M/V "KIRKLARELİ" belonging to D.B. Turkish Cargo Lines of Turkey was lengthened by 15.40 m from amidships in 1994 in order to increase container capacity from 154 to 296 TEU.




New Hydraulic Folding Type Hatch Covers Fabrication


During the conversion height of No.2 hatch coamings are also increased and the new hydraulic folding type hatch covers were fabricated and installed instead of existing rolling type covers. Necesarry strengthening on main deck and in the holds was made as per Classification Society rules. The revolving jib type deck cranes were also removed.




Main Engine and Propulsion Plant Replacement


The second part of conversion was to replacing the main engine of the vessel by a brand new 8ZA40S type New Sulzer Diesel engine developing 6,528 BHP at 510 RPM. The existing main engine foundation was modified accordingly. The conventional propulsion system was also replaced with a CPP unit type VBS 1080 supplied by MAN-B&W Alpha Diesel.




All Completed in 7 Months


Conversion took place within 7 months of period while vessel was staying at the yard.




Main Particulars of the Vessel


Lenght O.A.


124.10 m



Lenght B.P.


117.78 m


Breadth MLD.


17.00 m


Depth MLD.


9.40 m


Full load draft


7.20 m