Ship Ahoy! M/V Parsifal

M/V Parsifal in Fremantle Port – photo by Maria Wilson

M/V Parsifal is one of the new generation of RO/RO vessels for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Round the World Liner Service, designed for efficient transportation and handling of High and Heavy rolling cargo,
Non Containerised Cargo (NCC) Breakbulk, Special Project Cargo and cars.

Major design objectives are optimum hull shape designed for low resistance, good transport economy, efficient and safe cargo handling and low environmental impact.

The vessel is built to the notation of Det Norske Veritas +1A1, General Cargo Carrier / RO/RO, MCDK, EO, TMON, PWDK, PET.

Length overall 265m
Length between perpendiculars 250m
Beam, molded 32.26m
Max height 53.7m
Height to upperdeck 33.22m
Draft, design/max 11.0/12.3m
Deadweight at max draft 41554 t
Gross Tonnage 74,622
Net Tonnage 27.215
Stern ramp width 12m
Stern opening height 7.1m
Stern ramp capacity 505 t
Number of car decks 9(of which 3 are movable)
Capacity deck area 50,344m2
Capacity deck area for High and Heavy 31,204m2
Capacity of car units ~6000
Built 2011, MITSUBISHI
Nagasaki, Japan
Call sign 9V9111
IMO Number 9515395
Flag Singapore
Owner Wallenius Lines
Operator Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics


Environmental intiatives

The hull lines are optimised to give minimum resistance in calm water and waves. Extensive hull optimisation and model tank tests have been undertaken to ensure good performance over a range of draughts reflecting the most frequently used loading conditions. To further reduce the resistance the vessel has been equipped with a rudder bulb and a duck tail.

A steam turbo generator system is installed and estimated to cut the total annual fuel by 5-6%. CO2, DOX and emissions of particles (PM) will fall proportionally; and NOX emissions by about 3%.

A PureBallast water ballast treatment system is installed with a capacity of 1000 m3/hour fulfilling the IMO’s “Convention on Ballast Water Treatment”.

A bilge water separation system of 5ppm ensures minimum emissions to the sea.

Systems and equipment have been designed to minimise energy consumption. Examples include a chilled water air conditioning system, extra insulation in the accomodation block, duel speed water ballast pumps and several separate light zones in the cargo hold.

The vessel is built to the voluntary class notation CLEAN and delivered with a CLEAN PASSPORT, an inventory of all materials potentially hazardous to human health or the environment, used in the construction of the ship.