Imabari Bags Handysize Bulk Carrier
Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Regina Bulkship S.A. a subsidiary of Uni-Asia Shipping Limited, to build a 37,000 dwt bulk carrier.
Under the agreement, the new vessel will cost around $25 million and is scheduled for delivery around 1Q2015.
The 37,000 dwt vessel is a next-generation small handy size bulk carrier developed on the basis of a very popular “IMABARI28” model.
Some of the main characteristics of the ship include box-shaped holds with top-side-tanks, suitable for efficient transportation of steel products including pipes and plates. Also, the vessel has 20m-width hatch openings which are among the widest in handy class.
Length – 180m
Breadth – 29.8m
Depth – 15m
Main Engine – B&W 6S46MC-C (Mark7)
March 5, 2014