Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tongala - one of the big ones

Wallenius Wilhelmsen's Tongala is one of the biggest car carriers to call in Halifax. Built in 2012 by Nagasaki Shipyard and Engineering Works, it measures 61,106 grt and 22,585 dwt. Its capacity is 6,459 cars, worked via a 300 tonne stern ramp. The side ramp is not use in Halifax.

Tongala looms over the Autoport pier this morning.

The ship's size is hard to judge without some context.
On arrival May 27, 2014, it dwarfed the tugs Atlantic Willow and Atlantic Oak as the Divecom III passed inbound.

The ship flies the Maltese flag and belongs to the Wilhlemsen Lines part of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen consortium.


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