On Friday, the 10th of November, Ferus Smit launched the Thun Resource at its shipyard in Leer, Germany. The R-Class tanker is the first in a series of six to be built for Erik Thun A.B./Thun Tankers.

The R-Class vessels are a further development of the E-class tankers that were recently delivered to Thun. The vessels have identical main dimensions, but this time with thirteen coated cargo tanks.

Meanwhile the focus remains once more on resource efficiency, environmental responsibility and logistical reliability. The vessels will be built to the latest design standards and often exceeding existing and forthcoming regulations.

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Vessel particulars

The new vessels measure 7999 DWT and have a cargo volumen of 9700 m3 in thirteen cargo tanks (coated). The main dimensions are Loa 115 metres, B 15.9 metres, and draught 6.95 metres. Ice class will be 1A, suited for for year-round Baltic service with a 1950 kW main engine.

Picture by Ferus Smit.

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