Wednesday, 22 August 2012

'RTM Cartier' sea trial gallery and video

The sea trial for our second ship, Hull PN66 to be named RTM Cartier, was far less problematic that the first born and (only) slipped by a day. The Philippines is getting a real hammering in this year's monsoon season, large parts of Manila and Luzon have been flooded and productivity in the Yard has been impacted by rain like the Antipodean Mariner hasn't seen for decades.

Picture yourself standing in a lukewarm shower wearing a hardhat and boilersuit...

Not too much to add to the standard procedure of the sea trial, to will let the photos and video do the talking.

Back to Subic tomorrow to write the cheque and pick up the keys...

AM

RTM Dampier from RTM Cartier
RTM Zheng He ahead
Pulling off the berth in torrential rain
My home for three days. Sleeping with a co-workers was never fun...
Work in progress or art?
Big ship, small accommodation
Departing on the tug so that we made it back to Manila for our flight
Sisters RTM Dampier and RTM Zheng He
L-R Berge Townsend, Ore Fabrica, Vale Qingdao


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Underway


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Steering gear test - hard a port to hard a starboard in less than 28 seconds at16 knots

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Starting the M/E after the Intermediate Shaft Bearing stripdown

12 comments:

  1. I have to second that. Nice video. The photos of the rain make me feel your pain though.

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  3. sir when will be the delivery of m.v rtm zheng he

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    1. RTM Zheng He will deliver just before Christmas, December 2012.

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  4. As previous RTM ships were built in japan and the rtm zheng is being built in subic bay..Is there a huge difference in the quality of workmanship between the
    ships? Or are there japanese workers assisting you in building the rtm zheng he?
    if possible could you post the power of the main engine and generators of the zheng he?

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  5. G'day, HHIC Philippines was selected on the basis of design, quality and price. Quality is better than China but what you is get is proportionate to how much you 'put in' in supervision cost and effort. Our Company has 16 people, a big site team. Workforce is Korean management, Korean and Romanian Foreman, Filipino workers. Main engine is 15,750 Kw at normal power, generators are 760Kw each.

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  6. hello sir,,
    When can we accept RTM Zheng he at sea or when is the delivery,,are the rains delaying it,,
    if possible could you post the dead weight/summer displacement of zheng he?,,
    thank you

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    1. 'RTM Zheng He' will deliver in mid-November 2012. She hasn't yet had her DWT measured but is designed at 205,000 DWT. The rainy season is subsiding and we are back on track for two more deliveries this year. Sea trials for PN67/RTM Dampier are next week.

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  7. Dear Sir,
    thank you very for providing the details of the RTM ZHENG HE. Some of my friends are joining RTM DAMPIER on the 15th september and have heard that the RTM ZHENG HE is going to be delivered on october 10th??

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  8. I think sea trials will take place about 10th October for 'RTM Zheng He' but delivery of definitely in mid-November. 'RTM Dampier' departed Subic Bay this morning on her sea trials, delivery date 27th September. There will be a joint naming ceremony for Dampier and Zheng He.

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  9. I am part of the Quality Assurance Hull Part of Rio Tinto project in HHIC-Phil. I am proud of these vessels... they are made with quality, sweat and hardwork of Philippine craftsman ship.

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