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23.04.12 10:07
The fourth livestock carrier with RS class departed for voyage


On April 23, 2012 Turkish shipyard Sefine (Yalova) put into operation special vessel for livestock transportation of LSC04 project with deadweight is of 6772 tons.
 
Vessel's name is "Zaher I".
 
Vessel's project LSC04 was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
The vessel is assigned for transportation of livestock (about 6000 units of cattle) on 8 decks on routes South America - Middle East and Australia - Middle East.
 
RS class notation is of KM Livestock carrier.
 
Vessel is steel nine-decks single-screw motorship, with overall length of 120.20 m, breadth of 21.00 m, with full length superstructure (depth up to main deck is of 14.50 m), with aft located engine-room, with living quarters and wheelhouse located fore, with double bottom and double sides, with icebreaker bow and transom stern, with minimal freeboard.
 
Vessel's deadweight of is of 6772 tons (summer freeboard draught is of 6.768 m). Gross tonnage is 12630. Net tonnage is 5542.
 
Service speed is of 14.5 knots while main engine's (low-speed diesel) MDC is of 4720 kWt.
 
Steering complex consists of fixed-pitch propeller and streamlined semibalanced rudder. Bow thruster "screw in a pipe" is foreseen for improvement of controllability at low speeds, at passing narrow waters and during moorings. Three diesel-generators with capacity of 800 kWt each are mounted aft for providing electricity for water-desalinating plant system and ventilation of cargo decks.
 
Crew consists of 14 persons (actually vessel's crew) and 26 persons for livestock service ("cowboys"). Two life boats with 40 person capacity of each and two inflatable life rafts (20 persons capacity) are installed.
 
Favourable conditions for safe and secure cattle transportation are created onboard the vessel including sufficient for 2 meals a day quantity of feed and supply sufficient quantity of drinking water, and also special systems for automatic feeding and fresh water, rejections and flows remove, livestock compartments ventilation.
 
Loading and unloading of livestock is implemented through side doors with removable outboard inclined gangways. Vessel's loading begins from lower decks towards upper decks. Silo loading begins after livestock loading. Unloading proceeds inversely, from upper decks towards lower decks.
 
Summarized area of nine cargo decks is of 8713 sq.m.
 
Transportable quantity of livestock is of 6000 units of cattle (mid weight is of 400 kg) or 5050 units (mid weight is of 500 kg). Two feed bunkers total capacity for silo is of 1872 cub.m.
 
Capacity of water-desalinating plant (for livestock drinking water) is of 3x120 cub.m per day.