Mitsui Delivers Bulk Carrier: Draftslayer

By MarEx 2014-01-15 18:46:00

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) has delivered a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier Draftslayer (MES Hull No. 1878) at its Tamano Works to Kinissis Navigation/Niovis Shipping, Greece. 

This is MES’s second wide beam shallow draft vessel called "neo66BC", the new generation ship of the company’s new series.
Principal Particulars
Length overall    199.99 m
Breadth (molded)     36.00 m
Depth (molded)    18.45 m
Gross Tonnage    38,217
Deadweight    66,622 metric tons
Main Engine    MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 7S50ME-B9.3 x1set
Classification Society    NK

The vessel has five cargo holds and four cranes for handling cargo. The ship is designed for various cargos including coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil. Fuel oil consumption is less than that of a conventional Supramax bulk carrier despite its enlargement.

As a result of research work and interviews with shipowners and operators, and investigations on ports all over the world and present trade patterns, the vessel’s wide beam (over-P’max) and shallow draft make it possible for it to have wide operating flexibility and high transport efficiency, says MES.

The new hull form makes performs well in rough sea conditions as well as calm sea conditions and shows better maneuverability. The size of hatch opening is the largest for this type of vessel in terms of both length and width.

Main Engine, Mitsui-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 7S50ME-B9.3, complying with MARPOL NOx restriction (Tier-II) for exhaust gas emissions, gives superior fuel oil consumption over wide range of output. Considering strengthened restriction for SOx, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks, which are designed for operation in Emission Control Areas. The vessel is designed in accordance with IACS Common Structural Rules.

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