M/S QUEEN VICTORIA
Cost: £300 million
The Queen Victoria has six diesel engines, four 6-cylinder engines and two 12-cylinder engines. The diesel engines have been built by Wartsila and are of the Sulzer ZA40 design. Each cylinder has a bore of 400 mm with a piston stroke of 560 mm. The combined power of all the engines is 63.4 MW.
The engines when at full power consume 10 tonnes of fuel per hour.
The Queen Victoria is propelled by two podded drive propulsors manufactured by ABB in Finland. Each AZIPOD has a fixed pitch propeller and a combination of varying the speed of the propellers and the ability to rotate the pods independently through 360 degrees provides the steering and maneouvrability. Each pod absorbs a maximum power of 17.6 MW.
ABB Group (Asea Brown Boveri Ltd)
The Queen Victoria has three bow thrusters each absorbing a maximum power of 2.2 MW.
The ship will have a maximum speed of 23.7 knots and a normal cruising speed of 21.7 knots.
The Queen Victoria has one pair of folding fin stabilisers and each fin has an area of 20 square metres.
There are three high holding power anchors, each weighing just over 11 tonnes; two are working anchors while the third is a spare mounted on the forward open space on Deck 4. The chain cable has a diameter of 95 mm (each link weighs about 86 Kgs) and the ship carries a total of 742.5 metres (two and a half times the ship's length).
The Bridge is located on Deck 8, some 26 metres above sea level, where the deck officers have an unobstructed view for navigation. The Bridge has a span of 34 metres and is equipped with the latest navigational aids that, together with trained watch keepers, ensure a safe voyage for all passengers. In addition to communication equipment, the Bridge houses displays for radar, sonar, speed and maneouvring information. Close circuit television displays are used to monitor all areas of the ship to maintain safety.
Environment and Safety:
The Queen Victoria is fitted with the latest systems to handle liquid and solid wastes to comply with and indeed exceed current requirements for environmental protection. The Queen Victoria features the latest safety management systems to allow a quick response to and the ability to deal with any emergency.
The steel hull of the Queen Victoria has been designed and specially strengthened to meet the demands of the Atlantic Ocean and ocean cruising.
The Queen Victoria is provided with a total of 16 lifeboats that carry up to 150 persons. Five of the lifeboats double as tenders and can be used to transfer passengers from the ship to shore in those ports where it is not possible to come alongside. To assist in the event of any emergency the ship also has two rescue boats.
The Queen Victoria has 51 liferaft units each having a capacity for 35 persons. The liferafts can be launched from davits along the ship's side.
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