Friday, June 11, 2010

Another Car Carrier

Wisteria Ace, another of those unlovely car carriers, left Autoport this afternoon. Built in 2007, measuring 59,962 gross tons, Wisteria Ace is part of the mammoth Mitsui OSK Lines of Japan.
A pure car and truck carrier, she can carry 6400 standard passenger cars, but usually carries a mixture of cars, trucks and rolling machinery.
This one makes some attempts at streamlining, if you examine the bow closely. The deck house is rounded and canted inboard, and has a some graceful plates and probably efficient hull shape.
This does little however to dispel the thought that she is a large floating garage.
Perhaps Mitsui's car carrier website will add some more info:
or their home page, showing their many other shipping interests:

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