On Friday the 7h of January at 11.00 hrs our Nb. 462 will be launched at the Leer shipyard. Nb. 462 will be christened as ‘Thun Britain’ and is the second of two “NaabsaMax’ coastal tankers ordered by Thun Tankers A.B. from Sweden.
Naabsa stands for ‘Not Always Afloat But Savely Aground’; indicating that the vessel is specially designed for calling niche ports with tidal restrictions, being able to rest on the seabed of harbours while (un)loading during low tide. The ship measures 80 mtrs length, 14.99 mtrs width, 9.0 mtrs depth and is powered by a 1950 kW main engine. 8 coated cargo tanks with total capacity of 4900 m3 are suited to transport oil products an IMO type II chemicals.
Due to Corona restrictions the yard will not be open to the public during the launching.