The bulk carrier Heroic is the very last major newbuilding from a Danish shipyard. The Heroic, hull no 232, was delivered from Odense Steel Shipyard as the last in a series of six capesize bulk carriers built for two Greek companies. The vessels were ordered in 2007, when the yards in the Far East were booked up. Since then, the Lemos Group has cancelled the two last units of the original order of eight bulk carriers.
The 182,000 DWT and 93,360 gt Heroic has a length of 292 metres and a breadth of 45 metres. The cargo volume is 198,000 cbm. The vessel is powered by a MAN Diesel type 6S70MC-C developing 18,660 kW to a service speed of 15.5 knots. The series is built for transports of iron ore, coal and similar commodities. The first vessel in the series, the Aquamarine, has only had twelve port calls since the delivery in July 2009. The price tag for the Heroic is USD 100 million. Odense Steel Shipyard still has six ships to deliver, three ro-ros and three frigates for the Danish Navy.
The Heroic. Photo: Bent Mikkelsen