Coil decks, cradle tweendecks
Purpose-built panels developed and patented by the Finish ship owner Langh Ship in order to accommodate steel coils on a general cargo ship. Each panel incorporates special V-shaped grooves which can secure coils ranging in diameter from 1,200mm to 2,200mm. The maximum coil load for each panel is 350 tonnes, stowed in five 70-tonne grooves. These panels are situated as high as practicable in the holds. This reduces the vessel’s metacentric height and increases the rolling period, improving the seakeeping of the vessel when carrying steel coils.