Container ship christened at Daewoo shipyard
3752 TEU BAHIA GRANDE for Hamburg Sud.
On Monday, 28 May 2007 the container vessel "Bahia Grande" was christened at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) yard in Okpo, Korea. The "Bahia Grande" is the fourth of a total of six identical 3,752 TEU container ships commissioned from DSME by Hamburg Süd.
Following her delivery on 31 May, the "Bahia Grande" is to be phased into Hamburg Süd's liner service between Asia/South Africa and South America East Coast.
The sponsor of the newbuilding is Barbara Wiegmann, wife of Dr Hans-Henning Wiegman, Chairman of the Executive Board of Henkell & Söhnlein Sektkellereien KG in Wiesbaden, like Hamburg Süd a member of the Oetker Group.
The "Bahia Grande" is named after a bay in the Argentinean province of Santa Cruz, which forms the southernmost section of the country's coastline.
Technical data of the "Bahia Grande":
Capacity 50,800 tdw
Container capacity 3,752 TEU
Reefer container plugs 610
Length overall 254.00 m
Length between perpendiculars 242.00 m
Breadth 32.20 m
Draught max. 12.40 m
Speed 21.5 kn
Main engine output 26,160 kW