“many firsts have been realized before launching, and the nice-looking shipbuilding and sailing integrity has attained the best status among the same bulk carriers in series,whose building quality is becoming better and better,surpassing the like products in korea.” the shipowner of 180k dwt bulk carrier so commented at the delivery ceremony. the no. 45 180k dwt bulk carrier constructed for frontline was named hl pride on oct.14 and signed for delivery on oct.17, where the representatives on behalf of frontline, csoc and dsic signed on the delivery & acceptance protocol respectively.
before launching, it is the first time for the vessel to achieve end of boiler system utility test, energizing of navigation facility and start of commissioning, end of butterfly valves system commissioning and end of on-water staging removal at various levels of e/r platforms. before sea trial, the whole-ship coating has been done, and the completion rate of on-board equipment acceptance test is 100% while the completion rate raised by 1.8% in on-water hull tests and 11.9% in outfitting tests higher than those on her serial no.44 bulk carrier, to satisfy the conditions of sea trial with a status ready for delivery. to ensure the task of sea trial under smooth progress, dsic has brought forward the requirements of “accelerating pace, energizing earlier, inspecting equipment and finding and fixing defects”, and ensured effective completions of the works like hatch cover commissioning and test, cargon hold immersion commissioning and test, m/e mooring, commissioning and test with a grip of faster, more detailed and lean job objective, which have won high praise from the shipowner.