Meyer Shipyard To Build Three Vessels For Indonesia

The Jos. L. Meyer Shipyard GmbH, Papenburg-Ems, West Germany, was recently awarded contracts to build an LPG carrier and two passenger ships for the Government of Indonesia.

The new orders will insure full employment at the shipyard until early 1985.

The 5,500-ebm LPG/ammonia carrier, scheduled for delivery to the state-owned P.T. Pusri shipping company in mid-1984 is the 35th gas carrier the yard has constructed.

The two 13,700-gt passenger ships are being built for the state-owned P.T. Pelni shipping company of Jakarta. They are sister ships to two others now under construction at the Meyer facilities for the same owner. (See Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, August 1, 1982).

The newly ordered passenger vessels are scheduled for delivery in the fall of 1984 and the spring of 1985.

The ships can transport up to 1,596 passengers. They will have an overall length of 144 meters, a beam of 23.40 meters, and a draft of 5.90 meters.

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