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« on: November 11, 2009, 05:52:30 pm »

Hi,

could anyone explain the purpose and idea of building this serie(MSC ASLI i guess is one of them)? Why such a design, why those strange hull lines?


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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 06:18:13 pm »

Hello
The ships had been build for the Transatlantic service from Norasia  Five ships was build by HDW in Germany and five more in China. The Design idea about this ships was on one side to build extraordinary ships, which have smallest  resistance  against wind and waves.
The hull was designed by an office which originally build fast sailing yachts.
to make it short: The whole thing ended up in desaster. Norasia lost a lot of money and was sold (I am not sure but I think to P.Doehle) due to bankrupcy.
All ships had big problems with the Gear box (I think it was 2001 or 2002 when 8 of the vessels lying idle in Gibraltar). Most ships was sold to V-Ships and so much as I know most vessels get new Main Engines or was rebuild to only one gearbox.
One of my colleagues had sailed on one of this vessels  (Maiden voyage) and she told us that the whole thing (Engine) was trouble
But may someone else has more Infos


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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 06:22:13 pm »

I believe Hertford IMO 9162617 is the same design.
I was told the strange shapes were to deal with the heavy North Atlantic weather.
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 08:24:06 pm »

Hi folks,

the five ones built by HDW in Kiel, Germany were
NORASIA SAMANTHA (II) (yard no.336)
NORASIA SAVANNAH (yard no.337)
NORASIA SALOME (yard no.338)
NORASIA SHEBA (yard no.339)
NORASIA SCARLETT (yard no.340)

They were all delivered in 1998 except NORASIA SCARLETT in 1999. They nicknamed this type "Container Frigates".
The ones from China were built by Jiangnan Shipyard, Shanghai. At the moment I only know NORASIA SALWA and NORASIA SHEREEN. Both built in 2000.

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 10:58:10 pm »

Others were:
Norasia Sultana (IMO 9162605) built 1999
Norasia Sabrina (IMO 9162643) built 2000
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 11:19:06 pm »

There were ten ships in all - the last in this list (although not the last physically launched) was also built at Jiangnan and was Norasia Selina (9162617).

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 11:21:17 pm »

Should have also added she is now sailing as Soraya.

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2009, 11:45:26 pm »

Hello, these ones were designed in England by company "Nigel Gee & Associates"
Here you can read more about them

http://www.cargo-vessels-international.at/MSC_EDITH_IMO9169029.pdf
http://media.bmt.org/bmt_media/resources/29/Paper12.pdf

But using google you might find even more additional info :-)

Greetings, Cornelia
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009, 12:26:47 am »

Full list:

Chinese built ships:

Norasia Sultana (IMO: 9162605) now sailing as MSC Kiwi
Norasia Selina (9162617) now sailing as MSC Provider
Norasia Shereen (9162629) now sailing as Soraya
Norasia Salwa (9162631) now sailing as MSC Asli
Norasia Sabrina (9162643) now sailing as MSC Lea

German built ships:

Norasia Samantha (9169029) now sailing as MSC Edith
Norasia Savannah (9169031) now sailing as MSC Marylena
Norasia Salome (9169043) now sailing as MSC Caitlin
Norasia Sheba (9169055) now sailing as MSC Adriana
Norasia Scarlet (9169067) now sailing as MSC Mia Summer

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