«Stella Deneb» is the world's largest livestock carrier. In 2005, the ship was still called «Deneb Prima,» but in March 2006, the vessel obtained a new owner, the company «Siba Ships.»
One of the major livestock transportation companies, «Siba Ships,» carried out the world's largest animal shipment in 2007. The route went from the port of Townsville, Australia, to one of the ports in Indonesia. A total of 20,060 head of cattle and 2,564 sheep and goats were loaded onto the vessel «Stella Deneb.» For transporting the animals to the port, 28 train carriages were used. The entire shipment was conducted under the vigilant supervision and control of veterinary services and met the highest standards. The delivery of such a large herd of cloven-hoofed animals to the customer cost 11.5 million Australian dollars.
On April 17, 2008, the company «Siba Ships» appointed Laura Pinasco as the captain of the livestock carrier vessel. She was only 31 years old. After obtaining the necessary education, Laura started her career on gas carriers. In 2006, she was offered the position of senior assistant captain on the vessel «Stella Deneb.» For her first voyage as a captain, Laura began from the port of Fremantle, Australia.
Technical specifications of the livestock carrier «Stella Deneb»:
- Deadweight tonnage — 21 525 tons
- Length — 213,2 m
- Width — 32,2 m
- Draft — 11,5 m