Japan: KHI Delivers New Bulk Carrier to “K” Line Bulk Shipping

Japan - KHI Delivers New Bulk Carrier to “K” Line Bulk Shipping

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has recently delivered the Britain Bay bulk carrier for “K” Line Bulk Shipping (UK) Limited at Sakaide Works.

This 197-meter-long vessel (Kawasaki hull No. 1689) is the 11th state-of-the-art bulk carrier with a capacity of 58,000 DWT to be developed by Kawasaki.

The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coals, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.

The vessel employs the latest in technology to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving main diesel engine, highly efficient propellers, the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F), as well as a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.

The main engine and generator engine comply with Tier II NOx emission standards set by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.

World Maritime News Staff, March 7, 2012; Image: KHI