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Maritime Imperial [Naval and Civilian Shipwrights']

Postby Maltropia » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:26 pm

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Maritime Imperial is the largest independent builder of civilian vessels in the Kingdom of Maltropia. Since the 1800s we have been producing the merchant vessels that fuel the Maltropian economy, a sea-going economy which has grown to become one of the most stable in the modern world. We build the tankers and the container ships used by such well-known firms as Maltropian Cargo International, the oil platforms used by Tallaght Allied Petroleum and the icebreakers that keep the country's busy sea-lanes open. Our subsidiary Tethys Mara, launched in 2009, works to provide only the highest quality of naval vessel for the modern fleet.

In short - we make boats.

Headquartered in the historic city of Esrium, we have a reputation for the quality shipwrighting that defined Maltropian vessels for the last four hundred years. This reputation has brought our products into demand throughout the world, and to meet it we operate numerous shipyards throughout Maltropia and are constantly looking for new sites throughout the world. A full list of our locations is available on this site.

The first shipyard of Maritime Imperial was set up on the quays of Esrium in 1807, where large deep-hulled wooden ships were built to ply Winter Bay and other Maltropian waterways. Within two decades, that single shipyard had grown to be the largest non-military facility of its kind in the entire kingdom. We were the first major shipwright in the nation to lay down a steel hull, in 1860, a practice which was soon emulated by Ardencross Naval Yards in the west. We have been successfully selling commercial vessels for over two hundred years, and we believe that speaks for itself.

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Maritime Imperial offers a wide range of civilian and merchant vessels and, as we continue to release products, it is our long-term plan to provide ships for all situations. If none of those listed here satisfy your needs, we will occasionally take commissions, or modify existing designs to suit your unique requirements. Please note that modifications may necessarily increase the final price.

Tethys Mara, our naval wing, works with other industry leaders to bring military and support vessels that fill the niches other shipwrights simply can't. These ships can also be found in our catalogue, coloured orange/brown.

At no extra charge, you may request vessels to be repainted in a specified livery. Please provide detailed information when doing so, to avoid any errors. Additional pricing information, such as the costs of optional extras, is available on each product's page, linked to below.

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      Under development:
    • Atlas-class heavy lift ship
    • Aureus-class replenishment oiler
    • Corvus-class landing platform/dock
    • Washington-class guided missile battleship

Package deals:

Is your fledgling republic hoping to jump-start its economy with a modern fishing fleet? Is your shipping company planning to expand its operations? Is your navy looking to acquire support craft to improve its effectiveness? If your answer to any of these questions is Yes, then look no further. Maritime Imperial offers a number of package deals for better value on bulk packages.

Package deals cannot be combined with any other discounts. Information on each can be found below.

  • Merchant Marine package - 1,250,000,000 NSD
    The Merchant Marine package is essential for any modern shipping company, or even a national merchant fleet. It comes with supertankers and container ships designed specifically for international sea trade and harbour tugboats to manoeuvre them safely into port. It includes:
      ― 4 x Sejanus-class container ship
      ― 5 x Mucianus-class supertanker
      ― 2 x Agrippa-class harbour tug
  • Fishing Fleet package - 150,000,000
    The Fishing Fleet package is the best foundation for a modern fishing fleet, coming with all the craft necessary to start a successful fishing industry or bolster an older one. It is optimised for pelagic and demersal trawling and capable of remaining at sea for up to six weeks. It includes:
      ― 10 x Osprey-class deep-sea trawler
      ― 2 x Pelican-class factory stern trawler
      ― 2 x Thebes-class whaler

Ordering and Payment details:

First time customers unfamiliar with ordering etiquette are encouraged to read this guide to storefronts.

A 4% discount will be offered to repeat customers, increasing with each order to 10% on the fifth purchase. Host nations of Maritime Imperial's shipyards will receive a 5% discount. Members of the Organisation for Economic Advancement are entitled to a 3.5% discount. No more than two discounts can be applied to any one purchase.

All payments are to be lodged in full with our banking partner, Príomhbanc Maltróipea, within two weeks of purchase. Exceptions are subject to negotiation.

Delivery details:

All products are delivered to their purchasers under their own power, if possible, to confirm the smooth operation of the engines and to ensure safe delivery. To minimise risk of piracy en route, deliveries may occasionally be escorted by vessels of the Maltropian Royal Navy.

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As one of the world's largest shipbuilding corporations, Maritime Imperial boasts hundreds of facilities spread throughout the world. This allows us the ability to deliver ships promptly after ordering and drastically cuts down waiting times. In addition to our many shipbuilding facilities, we operate a huge number of supplementary maintenance and repair facilities, drydocks and other such services to allow our products to be appropriately maintained after they have been sold to our valued customers. Each yard is operated and maintained at the very highest standards, minimising any negative impacts our work could have on the local environment.

Our shipyards offer a stable source of employment and revenue to your nation, abiding by all laws and regulations therein. We make a conscious effort to seek out domestic suppliers, so our presence has a multiplicative effect on your economy, especially as our shipyards often acquire an array of supporting industries around them. If you would like us to establish a presence in your own nation, please fill in the following form and provide reasons for us to do so:

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Maritime Imperial currently hosts shipyards and repair facilities in the following countries:





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The Sejanus-class container ship is one of the most popular products of Maritime Imperial. Originally developed in 1980 under commission from Maltropian Cargo International, it was designed for efficient regional and domestic shipping and has undergone continual refinement to serve this purpose ever more effectively.

The cargo hold is designed to make the most of the ship's dimensions, with specially-shaped cell guides arranged for standard TEU or FEU containers. When fully loaded, the Sejanus is capable of taking 5,300 TEU. This size is ideal for short-range international shipping and sufficiently small to navigate through most major straits or canals, conforming to Colimax specifications.

At Maritime Imperial, we realise how important cost-effectiveness is in the shipping industry. While the Sejanus may have a high initial cost, it more than makes up for it over time with operating costs well below average, assuming regular maintenance. The vessel is designed to operate at a maximum of efficiency, powered by three of Enmar Industries' DT-13 diesel engines which give it a reliable source of power. The recommended crew size is a mere 14, though the ship has accommodation for more and can fit up to forty in its lifeboats in the improbable event of an emergency.

The Sejanus, like most of MI's vessels, boasts a reinforced hull to push aside pack ice and reduce the danger posed by larger obstacles. A second hull is contained within the first to provide against a hole or leak in the outer hull, with the cavity between the two being narrow to minimise the amount of water that will be taken on in such an event and to allow for the largest possible cargo. The bow is shaped so as to maximise the ship's ice-breaking ability, curving to push broken ice from in front. Nonetheless, we cannot guarantee the hull will hold up in thick pack ice, and we advise a specialised icebreaker such as Maritime Imperial's Argalium-class for this role.

Under Maltropian maritime law, we are obliged to conform with WA GAR #20, Suppress International Piracy. For this purpose, the Sejanus comes equipped with three fixed-mount water cannons to deter pirates or other attackers, and two weapons lockers are located at opposite ends of the ship for defensive purposes. The standard purchase model of the Sejanus comes with cutting-edge navigational equipment and two lifeboats, each capable of holding up to 20 passengers. Purchase cost, without extras, is 85 million NSD.

Optional extras include the addition of three fixed rotary cranes, spaced evenly along the length of the vessel, to assist in the unloading process. Purchasing the vessel with cranes will add an additional 4 million NSD to the price. A schematic of a crane-equipped Sejanus is available here.


Specifications
Length Overall290 metres
Length (waterline)268 metres
Beam38 metres
Draught16 metres
Displacement (full)67,000 tonnes
Propulsion3 x Enmar Industries DT-13 diesel engine = 135,000 shp / 100 MW
Speed22 knots
Capacity5,300 TEU
Crew14
Price (excl. extras)85,000,000 NSD


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Postby Royale Philippines » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:21 pm

Nation name:Royale Philippines
Number of shipyards:10
The Republic of the Philippines
President: Herbet Mata Castellanos
Vice President: Camil Saavedra Ceja

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Royale Philippines wrote:Nation name:Royale Philippines
Number of shipyards:10



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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Keith Mulcahy, and I am contacting you in my capacity as CEO of Maltropia's leading civilian shipwrights' firm, Maritime Imperial. I wish to extend my warm and cordial regards for your previous communication with our firm, and express my sincere gratitude for your custom.

I wish to address your request for the establishment of 10 shipyards within your respected nation. I must initially inform you that no more than four of these are likely to be developed as actual shipbuilding facilities, whereas the remainder will be predominantly ship maintenance and repair due to the current low rate of demand in your nation. Naturally we expect this to increase with time, and over the next 5 years will continue to evaluate the economic aspects of expanding production within the previously requested shipyards.

In summary, I have approved your application, and you may expect Maritime Imperial's officials to arrive within your nation in the near future to determine locations. I look forward to a prosperous partnership.
Regards,
Keith Mulcahy,
Chief Executive Officer

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Postby Royale Philippines » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:48 am

Maltropia wrote:
Royale Philippines wrote:Nation name:Royale Philippines
Number of shipyards:10



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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Keith Mulcahy, and I am contacting you in my capacity as CEO of Maltropia's leading civilian shipwrights' firm, Maritime Imperial. I wish to extend my warm and cordial regards for your previous communication with our firm, and express my sincere gratitude for your custom.

I wish to address your request for the establishment of 10 shipyards within your respected nation. I must initially inform you that no more than four of these are likely to be developed as actual shipbuilding facilities, whereas the remainder will be predominantly ship maintenance and repair due to the current low rate of demand in your nation. Naturally we expect this to increase with time, and over the next 5 years will continue to evaluate the economic aspects of expanding production within the previously requested shipyards.

In summary, I have approved your application, and you may expect Maritime Imperial's officials to arrive within your nation in the near future to determine locations. I look forward to a prosperous partnership.
Regards,
Keith Mulcahy,
Chief Executive Officer


Also, We would like to Purchas 100 Sejanus-class container ships for our Company; PITC
The Republic of the Philippines
President: Herbet Mata Castellanos
Vice President: Camil Saavedra Ceja

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Royale Philippines wrote:Also, We would like to Purchas 100 Sejanus-class container ships for our Company; PITC



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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
In my capacity as CEO of Maltropia's leading civilian shipwrights' firm, Maritime Imperial, I wish to extend my warm and cordial regards for your previous communication with our firm, and express my sincere gratitude for your continued custom.

I wish to address your application to purchase 100 Sejanus-class container ships from Maritime Imperial. Following discussion with the directorate, it has been decided that your application is to be accepted in its entirety. Production of the specified vessels will begin immediately throughout our international shipyards, and you may expect the arrival of the first group of twenty within two months. Subsequent vessels, constructed in batches, will arrive in groups of sixteen every two months. You may anticipate the completion of your delivery within one solar year. All shipments will be accompanied by an escort of Maltropian naval vessels to negate any risk of piracy en route.

The gross price of your order comes to 8,500,000,000 NSD. All shipping costs are covered courtesy of Maritime Imperial. Please deposit full payment with our banking partner within 2 weeks of this date. [OOC: I don't yet have a bank partner, so when I do I'll TG you the link.]

Thank you for your valued custom.
Regards,
Keith Mulcahy,
Chief Executive Officer

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Maverica wrote:Nation Name: Maverica
Number of shipyards: 5 shipyards



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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Keith Mulcahy, and I am contacting you in my capacity as CEO of Maltropia's leading civilian shipwrights' firm, Maritime Imperial. I wish to extend my warm and cordial regards for your previous communication with our firm, and express my sincere gratitude for your custom.

I wish to address your request for the establishment of 5 shipyards within your respected nation. I must initially inform you that no more than two of these are likely to be developed as actual shipbuilding facilities in the near future, whereas the remainder will be predominantly ship maintenance and repair due to the current low rate of demand in your nation. Naturally we expect this to increase with time, and over the next 5 years will continue to evaluate the economic aspects of expanding production within the previously requested shipyards.

In summary, I have approved your application, and you may expect Maritime Imperial's officials to arrive within your nation in the near future to determine locations. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. I look forward to a prosperous partnership.
Regards,
Keith Mulcahy,
Chief Executive Officer

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Nation name:Federal Republic of Auskral
Number of shipyards: 4
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Auskralian Republic wrote:Nation name:Federal Republic of Auskral
Number of shipyards: 4



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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Keith Mulcahy, and I am contacting you in my capacity as CEO of Maltropia's leading civilian shipwrights' firm, Maritime Imperial. I wish to extend my warm and cordial regards for your previous communication with our firm, and express my sincere gratitude for your custom.

I wish to address your request for the establishment of 4 shipyards within your respected nation. I must initially inform you that no more than two of these are likely to be developed as actual shipbuilding facilities in the near future, whereas the remainder will be predominantly ship maintenance and repair due to the current low rate of demand in your nation. Naturally we expect this to increase with time, and over the next 5 years will continue to evaluate the economic aspects of expanding production within the previously requested shipyards.

In summary, I have approved your application, and you may expect Maritime Imperial's officials to arrive within your nation in the near future to determine locations. All these facilities should be in operation within the next 24 months if work proceeds according to our usual schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. I look forward to a prosperous partnership.
Regards,
Keith Mulcahy,
Chief Executive Officer

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Postby Glascovia » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:06 pm

Nation name: Glascovia
Number of shipyards: Two
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Postby West Farallones » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:54 am

Re: Shipyard Development

NATION: THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF WEST FARALLONES
NUMBER OF SHIPYARDS: 1

Dear Mr. Mulcahy,

We are a small, developing island nation with a long seafaring tradition. As we are relatively underdeveloped, however, we do not currently have a strong heavy industry sector. Given our historical focus on the sea and the associated maritime industries, a company such as Maritime Imperial would be greatly welcome. Moreover, the West Farallones government believes that development of a shipyard at this time would also greatly benefit Maritime Imperial.

The Island of Vizcaino, the largest of the West Farallones, is over 50,000 sq. km. and home to a large deep water port. As there is currently no heavy industry on Vizcaino, Maritime Imperial will have the opportunity to develop a shipyard in the most advantageous way, making siting decisions without concern over encroachment from other industrial developments or urban population centers. We are seeking the development of only one shipyard at this time as we want to ensure that we can meets the needs of Maritime Imperial. We will, however, be open to the development of additional yards once the local infrastructure is in place.

West Farallones is located in a remote section of the East Pacific in the Pacific Islands region. While there are not many trading partners close by, West Farallones is situated near sea routes and is well situated to serve much of the Pacific and the West Coast of North America.

Further, recognizing that one of the current nations that supported Maritime Imperial shipyards has ceased to exist, this may be a time for Maritime Imperial to continue with its expansion.

The Federal Republic of the West Farallones hopes that Maritime Imperial will seriously consider this request. If any further information is required please feel free to contact me directly

Respectfully,

Vicente Palmer
Commerce Secretary
Federal Republic of West Farallones
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(West Farallones Government Code Section 32-100)

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[OOC: West Farallones - I'll reply to your post in the next couple of days, as it requires a uniquely-written reply. Consider your application accepted in the meanwhile. Also, just to clarify with the supposedly ceased-to-be nation, that was entirely down to a spelling error on my partm and it does still exist; not that that effects your application, of course. ;)]

Glascovia wrote:Nation name: Glascovia
Number of shipyards: Two



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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Keith Mulcahy, and I am contacting you in my capacity as CEO of Maltropia's leading civilian shipwrights' firm, Maritime Imperial. I wish to extend my warm and cordial regards for your previous communication with our firm, and express my sincere gratitude for your custom.

I wish to address your request for the establishment of 2 shipyards within your respected nation. I must initially inform you that, despite the present low level of demand in your nation, your request for a comparatively small number of shipyards means that both of these are likely to be developed as actual shipbuilding facilities. Naturally we expect demand to increase with time as our reputation builds, and over the next 5 years will continue to evaluate the economic aspects of expanding production and/or the number of shipyards.

In summary, I have approved your application, and you may expect Maritime Imperial's officials to arrive within your nation in the near future to determine locations. All these facilities should be in operation within the next 24 months if work proceeds according to our usual schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. I look forward to a prosperous partnership.
Regards,
Keith Mulcahy,
Chief Executive Officer

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Postby Maltropia » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:31 pm

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The Panthus-class multirole sea-going tugboat and marine retrieval vessel is a unique product on the international market. The design was originally drafted in 1974 for the Maltropian Royal Navy, and was built to tow aircraft carriers and other large vessels without the operating costs of their nuclear reactors. In 1979, Tallaght Allied Petroleum submitted a request for a specially-designed ship capable of manoeuvring drilling platforms to their destinations and of retrieving objects resting on the seabed. An unusual combination of tasks, it proved a challenge for Maritime Imperial's engineers until the schematic for the navy tug was suggested as a model. All consequent commissions have incorporated both roles. In 2015, the design underwent a substantial reconfiguration to include additional cranes and cargo space.

The Panthus is larger than most tugboats, being designed primarily for use at sea rather than in harbours. A length of almost 70 metres provides ample room for its large engines which facilitate the movement of oil rigs and aircraft carriers, as well as leaving ample room for a hold for objects that may be recovered by its crane. The superstructure, wrapped around the engines' smokestack, houses crew accommodation as well as a high-tech sonar system to allow both accurate positioning of the towed object and to enable the crew to determine the precise location of objects on the seafloor which are the intended target of retrieval procedures.

To this effect, the crane, positioned roughly 30 metres from the stern, is fully equipped for marine retrieval in any conditions. The equipment is remotely operated from the superstructure to prevent adverse weather conditions from negatively impacting its operational efficiency. It boasts sufficient length of wire to safely retrieve objects from a depth of 180 metres, with an absolute design maximum of 200 metres. We advise against deploying the crane in rough seas in the event that the weight of an object being reclaimed, combined with the rocking motion of the sea, leads to the capsizing of the vessel. In general, however, the Panthus' ballast and balance countermeasures are sufficient to minimise the risk of such an eventuality. Other protective measures include a reinforced hull to allow the Panthus to push through icy waters, though for thick pack ice we would we advise a specialised icebreaker such as Maritime Imperial's Argalium-class.

Obviously the most important aspect of a tugboat is its engine capacity, which must be maximised to allow the moving of large loads and yet sufficiently realistic to fit within a small vessel such as the Panthus. The ship, therefore, is outfitted with two Enmar Industries DN-50 diesel engines, producing as much as 25,000 shp (19 MW) under normal operating conditions.

Under Maltropian maritime law, we are obliged to conform with WA GAR #20, Suppress International Piracy. For this purpose, the Panthus comes equipped with two fixed-mount water cannons to deter pirates or other attackers, and a weapons locker is located onboard the ship for defensive purposes. The standard purchase model of the Panthus comes with cutting-edge navigational equipment, including sonar, and a lifeboat capable of holding up to 14 passengers. Purchase cost, as standard, is 9 million NSD.


Specifications
Length69.8 metres
Beam15.3 metres
Draught6.1 metres
Displacement3,600 tonnes
Propulsion2 x Enmar Industries DN-50 diesel engine = 25,000 shp / 19 MW
Speed16 knots
Crew12
Price9,000,000 NSD


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Postby Allanea » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:15 am

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We wish to purchase 10 of the Sejanus transport message for 850 million Universal Standard Dollars. Would this be possible?
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Allanea wrote:Official Message from Vigilant Shipbuilding Corporation

We wish to purchase 10 of the Sejanus transport message for 850 million Universal Standard Dollars. Would this be possible?



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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
In my capacity as CEO of Maltropia's leading civilian shipwrights' firm, Maritime Imperial, I wish to extend my warm and cordial regards for your previous communication with our firm, and express my sincere gratitude for your continued custom.

I wish to address your application to purchase 10 Sejanus-class container ships from Maritime Imperial. Following discussion with the directorate, it has been decided that your application is to be accepted in its entirety. Production of the specified vessels will begin immediately throughout our international shipyards, and you may expect the arrival of your order, in its entirety, within four months. Delivery will be accompanied by an escort of Maltropian naval vessels to negate any risk of piracy en route.

The gross price of your order comes to 850,000,000 NSD. All shipping costs are covered courtesy of Maritime Imperial. Please deposit full payment with our banking partner within 2 weeks of this date. [OOC: I don't yet have a bank partner, so when I do I'll TG you the link. Time is no obstacle!]

Thank you for your valued custom.
Regards,
Keith Mulcahy,
Chief Executive Officer

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Postby Allanea » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:11 am

We thank you for your prompt and efficient service.
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Postby Maltropia » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:42 am

West Farallones wrote:Re: Shipyard Development

NATION: THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF WEST FARALLONES
NUMBER OF SHIPYARDS: 1

Dear Mr. Mulcahy,

We are a small, developing island nation with a long seafaring tradition. As we are relatively underdeveloped, however, we do not currently have a strong heavy industry sector. Given our historical focus on the sea and the associated maritime industries, a company such as Maritime Imperial would be greatly welcome. Moreover, the West Farallones government believes that development of a shipyard at this time would also greatly benefit Maritime Imperial.

The Island of Vizcaino, the largest of the West Farallones, is over 50,000 sq. km. and home to a large deep water port. As there is currently no heavy industry on Vizcaino, Maritime Imperial will have the opportunity to develop a shipyard in the most advantageous way, making siting decisions without concern over encroachment from other industrial developments or urban population centers. We are seeking the development of only one shipyard at this time as we want to ensure that we can meets the needs of Maritime Imperial. We will, however, be open to the development of additional yards once the local infrastructure is in place.

West Farallones is located in a remote section of the East Pacific in the Pacific Islands region. While there are not many trading partners close by, West Farallones is situated near sea routes and is well situated to serve much of the Pacific and the West Coast of North America.

Further, recognizing that one of the current nations that supported Maritime Imperial shipyards has ceased to exist, this may be a time for Maritime Imperial to continue with its expansion.

The Federal Republic of the West Farallones hopes that Maritime Imperial will seriously consider this request. If any further information is required please feel free to contact me directly

Respectfully,

Vicente Palmer
Commerce Secretary
Federal Republic of West Farallones




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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Keith Mulcahy, and I am contacting you in my capacity as CEO of Maltropia's leading civilian shipwrights' firm, Maritime Imperial. I wish to extend my warm and cordial regards for your previous communication with our firm, and express my sincere gratitude for your custom.

I wish to address your request for the establishment of one shipyard within your respected nation. Coming from a strong seafaring tradition here in Maltropia, I readily appreciate the reasoning behind your invitation. The absence of supporting industries on Vizcaino comes as a surprise, and certainly makes the matter more difficult to plan out. However, this should not pose too much of a problem; the presence of a major port nearby should enable us to import the necessary materials, though this will of course lead to an increase in production costs. We expect that our presence will lead to the establishment of the necessary facilities before too long, of course, so the situation will most likely remedy itself within a relatively short space of time. I sincerely hope our setting up on Vizcaino will bring great economic benefits to your nation, as I am confident it will be a good investment from our perspective. As you have said, we will, over the next 5 years, continue to evaluate the economic aspects of expanding production within your esteemed nation, should the level of demand merit it.

The geographical position of your nation is not of any great concern to us, as we will most assuredly be able to procure the necessary supply contracts regardless of location. Being in an insular locality and more favourable climate will, furthermore, provide us ample room to test the effectiveness of our vessels in climes different to those which our vessels usually endure.

In summary, I have approved your application, and you may expect Maritime Imperial's officials to arrive within your nation in the near future to determine the location. The facilities should be in operation within the next 24 months if work proceeds according to our usual schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. I look forward to a prosperous partnership.
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Office of the Attorney General
901 Saint Thomas Boulevard
Nuevo Santander, Vizcaino 01W3875
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Dear Mr. Mulcahy,

On behalf of the people of Vizcaino I would like to take this opportunity to thank Maritime Imperial for agreeing to develop a construction facility within our Island.

While we anticipate smooth development of this very important project, I thought it important to notify you of certain requirements of doing business within the Island of Vizcaino.

First, we will need to have Maritime Imperial register with the Vizcaino Secretariat of Corporations. Although corporate registration will be the first requirement, Vizcaino will ultimately require Maritime Imperial to register with the Secretariats of Taxation, Labor and Employment, Development, and, because this development will border a navigable body of water, the Secretariat of Fisheries and Waterways. Your first contact with most of these Secretariats can be arranged through the Office of the Attorney General and we will be glad to help you navigate the sometimes onerous, but necessary, regulations.

I did also want to remind you that in addition to registering with the various Island Secretariats, Vizcaino will require an environmental impact study to ensure that any development will not have a deleterious impact on either the land or marine environments.

Again, I want to welcome Maritime Imperial to the Island of Vizcaino and want you to know that I or someone from my office will be available to assist you and Maritime Imperial as it moves through the development process.

If you are ever in Nuevo Santander please come see me, I look forward to meeting you.

Respectfully,

Reginald Argenta
Attorney General
Island of Vizcaino
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Postby Maltropia » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:04 am

West Farallones wrote:
Office of the Attorney General
901 Saint Thomas Boulevard
Nuevo Santander, Vizcaino 01W3875
West Farallones
(1 520)(101)978.8700


Dear Mr. Mulcahy,

On behalf of the people of Vizcaino I would like to take this opportunity to thank Maritime Imperial for agreeing to develop a construction facility within our Island.

While we anticipate smooth development of this very important project, I thought it important to notify you of certain requirements of doing business within the Island of Vizcaino.

First, we will need to have Maritime Imperial register with the Vizcaino Secretariat of Corporations. Although corporate registration will be the first requirement, Vizcaino will ultimately require Maritime Imperial to register with the Secretariats of Taxation, Labor and Employment, Development, and, because this development will border a navigable body of water, the Secretariat of Fisheries and Waterways. Your first contact with most of these Secretariats can be arranged through the Office of the Attorney General and we will be glad to help you navigate the sometimes onerous, but necessary, regulations.

I did also want to remind you that in addition to registering with the various Island Secretariats, Vizcaino will require an environmental impact study to ensure that any development will not have a deleterious impact on either the land or marine environments.

Again, I want to welcome Maritime Imperial to the Island of Vizcaino and want you to know that I or someone from my office will be available to assist you and Maritime Imperial as it moves through the development process.

If you are ever in Nuevo Santander please come see me, I look forward to meeting you.

Respectfully,

Reginald Argenta
Attorney General
Island of Vizcaino



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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
Thank you for your continued correspondence. It is a pleasure for Maritime Imperial to be able to establish a presence in Vizcaino, and we anticipate it will be a highly successful venture. I am grateful for your notification of the requirements to our presence in your esteemed nation. We are quite used to dealing with regulations from our other international operations, though Maltropia's own such requirements are usually rather lax or nonexistent. I assure you that, as a major firm in a highly competitive market, Maritime Imperial always does its utmost to maintain high standards. This includes great concern for the environments in which we operate and for the quality of life our employees receive. I can promise you we will keep to the requirements you outline, and I openly recognise that it is in our interests to do so.

As I have said before, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any further comments or questions. I continue to look forward to a prosperous partnership.
Regards,
Keith Mulcahy,
Chief Executive Officer

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Postby New Matawan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:41 pm

Finally, a shipwrights storefront that doesn't just sell militarized vessels!

We're definitely taking strong interest in this operation. We would like to purchase two Hellespont-class container ships, and (if possible) pre-order three Argalium-class icebreakers.

We'd also like to establish three Maritime Imperial shipyards in our nation; one in the capital city of Matauapoli, one in Mayberry, and one in Blue Shore.

Nation name: The United Socialist States of New Matawan
Number of shipyards: 3


We're looking forward to doing business in the future. :)
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Postby Maltropia » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:15 pm

New Matawan wrote:Finally, a shipwrights storefront that doesn't just sell militarized vessels!

We're definitely taking strong interest in this operation. We would like to purchase two Hellespont-class container ships, and (if possible) pre-order three Argalium-class icebreakers.

We'd also like to establish three Maritime Imperial shipyards in our nation; one in the capital city of Matauapoli, one in Mayberry, and one in Blue Shore.

Nation name: The United Socialist States of New Matawan
Number of shipyards: 3


We're looking forward to doing business in the future. :)



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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Keith Mulcahy, and I am contacting you in my capacity as CEO of Maltropia's leading civilian shipwrights' firm, Maritime Imperial. I wish to extend my warm and cordial regards for your previous communication with our firm, and express my sincere gratitude for your custom.

I wish firstly to address your request for the establishment of 3 shipyards within your respected nation. I am pleased to inform you that, despite the present low level of demand in your nation, as you have requested a comparatively small number of shipyards all of these are likely to be developed as actual shipbuilding facilities. Naturally we expect demand to increase with time as our reputation builds in your nation, and over the next 5 years will continue to evaluate the economic aspects of expanding production and/or the number of shipyards.

I wish now to address your application to purchase 2 Hellespont-class container ships from Maritime Imperial. It is my regret to say that, at this time, the Hellespont has not been made available for export as we are only just beginning international operations. While we prepare to make this class available, I would encourage you to consider purchasing our Sejanus-class vessel. Though of a substantially smaller size, we believe they will adequately serve your needs. Should you wish to pursue this route, we will leave open the option to return the vessels to Maritime Imperial for an 80% refund on release and subsequent purchase of the Hellespont. I hope this offer appeals to you.

Finally, as regards your request to pre-order Maritime Imperial's Argalium-class icebreaker, I would be delighted to accommodate you. Upon release of the vessel for export you will be immediately contacted and granted a 5% discount for your interest in what we consider to be one of our finest products.

In summary, I have approved your shipyard application, and you may expect Maritime Imperial's officials to arrive within your nation in the near future to determine specific locations. All these facilities should be in operation within the next 24 months if work proceeds according to our usual schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. I look forward to a prosperous partnership.
Regards,
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Chief Executive Officer

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Postby New Matawan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:04 pm

Maltropia wrote:It is my regret to say that, at this time, the Hellespont has not been made available for export as we are only just beginning international operations. While we prepare to make this class available, I would encourage you to consider purchasing our Sejanus-class vessel.


Whoops, typo. I meant to say Sejanus-class in the first place. I apologize for the confusion.
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Postby Maltropia » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:07 pm

[OOC: Ah, well, in that case, consider your order accepted. :p I was hoping it was a slip, especially since that's only a provisional name.]


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Maritime Imperial Head Office,
24 Bóthar na Long,
Esrium,
Maltropia
Dear sir,
Thank you for your continued correspondence. I apologise, but this letter will be brief as it is simply a matter of clarification.

Your request for 2 Sejanus-class container ships has been approved in full. Production of the specified vessels will begin immediately in our international shipyards, and you may expect the arrival of your order, in its entirety, within three months. Delivery will be accompanied by an escort of Maltropian naval vessels to negate any risk of piracy en route.

The gross price of your order comes to 170,000,000 NSD. All shipping costs are covered courtesy of Maritime Imperial. Please deposit full payment with our banking partner, Aire Banking, within 2 weeks of this date.
Regards,
Keith Mulcahy,
Chief Executive Officer

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The Argalium-class nuclear icebreaker and marine research vessel is a vital asset for keeping sea-lanes clear of ice. The design was commissioned by the Viceroyalty of the Maltropian Islands in 1994, and entered into service in 1996 clearing the busy shipping lanes between Argensborough and mainland Maltropia. It is also capable of filling a role, by design, as a marine research vessel, with sophisticated monitoring and sonar systems coming as standard. This dual-function nature allows it to be used year round, even in the summer months, in either of its roles.

Because its icebreaking role causes the hull to come into regular hard physical contact with thick ice, the Argalium has both an outer and inner hull. The outer hull is 45 mm thick, and the inner 20 mm; both are made of reinforced steel manufactured to resist cold waters by the Norn Ironworks. The thin space between the hulls is used for ballasting, as the vessel's design makes navigating in open waters more difficult than for most ship types. The bow is shaped in such a way as to maximise the Argalium's icebreaking ability, causing the front of the vessel to push onto ice and break it under the ship's weight. A curved bow shape facilitates the ice being pushed to one side once it is broken to leave a path clear for ships following.

Because of the power necessary for pushing through sea ice, the Argalium is powered by two Enmar Industries NK-D500 pressurised water nuclear reactors, providing a total propulsive force of 65,700 ship horsepower or 49 megawatts under normal operating conditions. Two propellers located aft, behind the rudder, provide the ship's movement capacity. In addition to this, a third, smaller propeller is located under the Argalium's bow, allowing the ship to reverse in the event that it becomes stuck.

The ship's nuclear reactors require a large crew to operate, which means that the vessel has higher operating costs than are standard for Maritime Imperial's vessels. Nevertheless, the ship maintains the efficiency that is our hallmark, requiring only 95 crew where most other ships of similar design would require more. This is as a result of a high level of mechanisation in all aspects of the Argalium's running, while maintaining comparative accessibility for repairs, which we recommend be conducted at any registered Maritime Imperial shipyard to ensure smooth operation and a long service life. Assuming regular maintenance, the vessel has an estimated service life of 30 years, though certain components, particularly around the reactors, may require replacement prior to this time. Oceanographic and surveying equipment requires regular maintenance and recalibration, and for optimal performance we advise customers to attend Maritime Imperial's own facilities.

The suite of surveying equipment that comes as standard on the Argalium is produced by our established partners and is the finest the industry has to offer. It includes three echo sounder systems by Kilmonava Engineering: the 24MB multibeam echo sounder, a wide-band, high-resolution shallow water echo sounder with an operating range between 200 and 400 kHz, mounted on a retractable hydraulic ram; the 30SE single-beam echo sounder which operates in three frequency ranges; and the 10SE single-beam echo sounder which operates at 100 kHz. These latter two are both viable for use either as depth-sounders or for side-scan sonar and can be towed behind the ship. The ship also carries a towable sub bottom profiler, Nodons Aquanautics' SBP100M, and seabed sampling equipment including a range of grabs and corers operated from a moveable winch system; as well as a 24-cylinder CTD rosette, acoustic Doppler sound profiler and other standard equipment. The vessel furthermore comes furnished with one dry lab, which functions as the base of operations for the electronic equipment, and two wet lab facilities. It has accommodation for up to thirty researchers in addition to its full-time crew.

Under Maltropian maritime law, we are obliged to conform with WA GAR #20, Suppress International Piracy. For this purpose, the Argalium comes equipped with four fixed-mount water cannons to deter pirates or other attackers, and several weapons lockers are located onboard the ship for defensive purposes. The standard purchase model of the Argalium comes with cutting-edge navigational equipment, including sonar, and four lifeboats capable of holding up to thirty passengers each. Purchase cost, as standard, is 78 million NSD.


Specifications
Length Overall122 metres
Length (waterline)107 metres
Beam23 metres
Draught9.4 metres
Displacement18,000 tonnes
Propulsion2 x Enmar Industries NK-D500 nuclear reactor = 65,700 shp / 49 MW
Speed20 knots (cruise)
24 knots (flank)
Crew95
Price78,000,000 NSD


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