M/V “Virak”

Rebuilding of car-passenger ferry


Ferry before conversion

Conversion of the car-passenger ferry “VIRAK” owned by HURTIGRUTEN AS was done in Nauta S.A within 3.5 months. After rebuilding ferry is able to load 60 passenger cars (before 50), 7 trucks (before only 4) and 259 passengers (before 199).

Rebuilding consisted in:

  • Extension of the vessel by 1,5 m on each side, total weight of rebuilding steel – 85 tons,
  • Rebuilding by extension of forward and aft loading ramps with re-arranging of operating hydraulic system – new steel – 16 tons,
  • Shifting of deckhouses and bulwarks according to new breadth of the vessel – new steel, 15 tons,
  • Extension of existing between deck for new breadth – new steel – 17 tons,
  • Adding new deck with deckhouse – new steel – 35 tons,
  • Shifting of the wheelhouse in new location with all bridge equipment,
  • New saloon, restaurant and passenger area prefabrication and outfitting
  • New crew cabins and crew accommodations prefabrication and outfitting
  • New personal lift adopt for disabled persons mounting,
  • New vessel ventilation and heating systems mounting,
  • New auxiliary engine room building up and new generator set mounting,
  • Mounting of new life rafts (for 109 persons) with releasing system,
  • Re-arranging of anchoring-mooring system following NMD regulations,
  • Mounting of the new foam system on car deck for dangerous cargo ,
  • Re-arranging and extension of piping and electrical systems.
  • Painting jobs.

All above works were done by S.R. Nauta SA according to requirements of Class and Owners authorities NMD (Norwegian Maritime Directorate).

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