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Hamburg S’d christens Bahia Grande in Korea

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On May 28, 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 containerships commissioned from DSME by Hamburg S’d. Following her delivery on May 31, the Bahia Grande is to be phased into Hamburg S’d'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 & S’hnlein Sektkellereien KG in Wiesbaden, like Hamburg S’d 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