Histria Perla

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Name: Histria Perla
Owner: Histria Shipmanagement
Port of registry: Valletta,  Malta
Ordered: 2003
Builder: Constanța Shipyard
Yard number: 568
Launched: 2005
Completed: 2005
In service: 2005
General characteristics
Class and type: Oil tanker
Tonnage: 40,471 tons
Length: 179.8 m (590 ft)
Beam: 32.2 m (106 ft)
Draft: 11 m (36 ft)
Depth: 16.5 m (54 ft)
Installed power: 12,360 kW (16,580 hp)
Speed: 15 kn (17 mph)
Capacity: 48,100 m3
Crew: Romanian

Histria Perla is a floating storage and offloading unit (FPSO) managed by the Romanian shipping company Histria Shipmanagement and is registered in Valletta, Malta.[1]


Histria Perla was built by the Constanța Shipyard in 2005 as a 40,471 DWT ship used for the transportation of oil and oil products and chemical products.[2] The ship is chartered by the Italian oil and natural gas company Eni.[2] Histria Perla was the 500th ship to receive Emergency Response Service (ERS) classification from the Hamburg based German company Germanischer Lloyd in 2006.[3]

Technical description[edit]

Histria Perla is equipped with a double hull, one two-stroke acting diesel engine MAN B&W 6S50MC-C with a capacity of 9,480 kW (12,710 hp) directly acting on the propeller shaft and a four-bladed fixed propeller built by Wärtsilä Propulsion Netherlands.[4] It also has another three auxiliary MAN B&W 6L23/30H diesel engines with a capacity of 960 kW (1,290 hp) each.[4] The ship has 14 hydraulically driven centrifugal deepwell Framo cargo pumps, 10 pumps with a capacity of 500 m3/hour, two pumps with a capacity of 200 m3/hour, one pump with a capacity of 100 m3/hour and one portable pump with a capacity of 150 m3/hour.[4]

The ship is equipped with five manifolds, a discharge capacity of 3,000 m3/hour, a cargo handling capacity of 3,750 m3/hour, one Liebherr hose-handling crane with a reach of 22 m (72 ft), an Alfa Lawal JWSP-26-C100 freshwater conversion plant with a capacity of 30 m3/day and a Jowa Bio STP3 sewage-treatment plant capable of sustaining 34 people.[4] The ship has ten cargo tanks, two tanks with a capacity of 3,550 m3, four tanks with a capacity of 4,900 m3, four tanks with a capacity of 5,100 m3 and two slop tanks with a capacity of 1,000 m3.[4]


  1. ^ "Histria Perla". Histria Shipmanagement. 2005. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Armatorul Bosanceanu si-a construit vapor" (in Romanian). Evenimentul Zilei. 2005-11-24. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  3. ^ "500th Ship Receives ERS Classification". Marinelink. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "New Ships - M/V". Santierul Naval Constanta. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-02-09.