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:|
|Container capacity||3,752 teu|
|Reefer container plugs||610|
|Length overall||254.00 m|
|Length between perpendiculars||242.00 m|
|Draught max.||12.40 m|
|Main engine output||26,160 kW|