IRVING GALLOWAY 280,000-dwt Double-Hull VLCC
IRVING GALLOWAY for Tanker "G" Limited was completed on March 31, 1997, at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)
IRVING GALLOWAY is one of the new generation double-hull VLCCs which have been developed with the latest MHI's ship designing and shipbuilding technologies.
For keeping high level of safe navigation, Integrated Navigation System for LRS's One Man Bridge Operation notation and Hull Stress Monitoring System for LRS's notation of "SHIP RIGHT" are provided.
For safe and reliable cargo handling, computerized cargo handling and planning system "Super Cargo" is installed to control all cargo and ballast operations automatically. Also, Ship Management system for managing spare parts and maintenance work is provided.
1. The 56-m wide hull form makes the vessel less susceptible to the adverse effect of rough waves on its running speed.
2. The cargo oil tanks are double-hulled as a precaution against marine pollution.
3. The 56-m hull width, Mitsubishi Reaction Fins and low-speed, long-stroke UE main engine contribute to substantial labor saving.
4. The cargo oil tanks are protected from corrosion by tar epoxy coating of the deck underside and tank bottom.
5. With an Integrated Navigation System adopted to ensure safe navigation, the vessel has been granted LR's notation for One Man Bridge Operation. The tanker is further equipped with a constant monitoring system for hull strength while at sea.
6. An integrated control system for the cargo department and the engine department is arranged on A Deck to facilitate safe and simple operation.
7. The vessel has a Super Cargo System, permitting interactive fully automatic control of cargo loading/unloading, ballasting/deballasting and the hull's trim, together with precision cargo level gauges (radar type), to realize safe and reliable loading and unloading of crude oil. Furthermore, the cargo oil pumps are provided with a vacuum stripping control function, and one of the ballast pumps is equipped for electric speed control.
8. A Shipboard Management System is installed to support the performance of maintenance and inspection duties.
9. A shaft generator system contributes to easy operation and reduced maintenance work.