She is a PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) and the first vessel in a series of ten built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Japan. The vessel is specially suited for cars and trucks but she has also flexibility to carry project cargo and containers.
Torrens has a total capacity of 6350 cars and has a complement of 27.
Her sister ships are Toledo, Toronto, Topeka, Tombarra and Tortugas.
The vessel is fitted with two loading and discharging ramps with entrance on deck 5.
The propulsion machinery is a Mitsubishi-UE 7UEC60LSII engine with an output of 13240kW at 105 rpm. The main engine is attached to a fixed 5-blade propeller and fitted with remote control from the bridge and control room. For increased manouvering abilities there is one Hitachi thruster installed with an output of 1200 kW. The vessel is equipped with a highly effective double plated spade rudder.
For electrical power supply there are three B&W Holeby generators with a total output of 3300 kW. To ensure sufficient power in emergency situations one Detroit Diesel 6MC emergency generator is installed.
All cabins are located on upper deck and the vessel is equipped with gym, and separate TV-room for officers and crew to provide for the possibility of relaxing activities. Pilot cabin, canal transit cabin and spare cabin is placed on the upper deck for easy access to the bridge. Bridge wings are enclosed.
For fire extinguishing, the ship is fitted with both a permanent installed CO2 fire extinguishing system and a number of portable CO2 and foam fire extinguishers.
The vessel has 1Schat Harding enclosed free fall life boat with a capacity of 31 persons. In addition there are two life rafts with carrying capacity of 20 persons, two with 11person capacity each and one carrying 6 persons.
NT = 22650, GT = 61321 & DWT = 19628
MMSI - 232248000
REG - UK, Southampton
IMO - 9293612
Call Sign - MHBK6
Built - Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, JP
L 200m x W 32m
GT - 61,321
Year - 2004
Southampton, 24 October 2015