Wood Chip Carrier is designed for carrying wood chips for paper. Unlike normal bulkers (for coal, iron ore, grain, etc.), vessels carrying a low specific gravity of chips are measured in terms of cargo hold capacity rather than deadweight capacity. This vessel is equipped with cranes, hoppers and belt conveyors for enabling efficient unloading of wood chip.
On Sunday 24th April, 2011 the 1995 built PHL flag WORLD SWAN entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyards.
She was built in Japan by Sanoyas Mizushima Works & Shipyard at Kurashiki with 39,023 GRT and a DWT of 46,799 tons. She was 199 metres long with 32 metres beam.
She was assisted by 2 local tugs and berthed starboard side alongside at Parlatorio Wharf.
On the 16th April, 2013 she was sold for demolition in Alang, India for $443 per ton.
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Published – Wednesday 6th October, 2021