Ocean Outback


The MV Ocean Outback, a sister ship to the MV Ocean Swagman, was launched in late 2010. Like her sister ship, the vessel can transport 6000 cattle or 25,000 sheep, or a combination of both.

The MV Ocean Outback is the next generation in livestock vessel design and construction. At a cost of more than $40 million, the design and construction of the vessel was focused on one objective – enhanced welfare and safety of livestock, vessel and crew.

Its Dual Independent Propulsion System, comprising separate engine rooms and propellers, provides levels of redundancy, and therefore safety, rarely seen in cruise liners and never before built into livestock vessels.

The advanced ventilation system fans an average of 110 air changes per hour, four times the Australian standard and 3.5 times the number of air changes per hour on a commercial airliner.

The MV Ocean Outback has been classified by the Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) as a ‘Green Star Vessel’, due to its low emissions and pollution prevention design and systems.

Vessel specifications

Port of Registry: Singapore
Flag: Singapore
Call Sign: 9V8072
IMO Number: 9360788
Official Number: 395259
Owners: Wellard Ships Pte Ltd, Singapore
Managers: Korkyra Shipping d.o.o., Korcula, Croatia
Built: 2009 – Batam, Indonesia
Type: Livestock Carrier
Class: RINA
LOA: 136.50 m
Breadth max: 21.60 m
Depth: 11.30 m
Draft when loaded: 7.80 m
GRT / NT: 12,892  / 4,765
Deadweight: 7,920
Loading decks area: 7932 sqm
Main Engine: 2 X 4500 KW (Wartsila CPP Type W9L32)
Aux. engines: 2 X 1500 KW
Speed: 15 kts
Number of Crew: 38