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A Step in the Right Direction
In recently concluded sea trials off the coast of China, MAN Diesel & Turbo made Alpha Kappel Fixed Pitch Propeller (FPP) successfully demonstrated its worth aboard the Elsabeth C.
Another recent development is that MAN Diesel & Turbo has changed its recommended range of Light Running Margin (LRM) and incorporated the change in this latest FPP. Sufficient LRM ensures enough propulsive power for the vessel to deal with challenging weather and shallow water.
Elsabeth C is a 58,500dwt Supramax bulk carrier and is the first in a series of eight ships. The FPP was also successful aboard the Mirela, the sister ship of Elsabeth C. Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd. owns these vessels through its affiliate company Frontmarine Co. Ltd. Read More