MV Cape Britannia Bulk Carrier Delivered

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES with President Mr. Yasuhiko Katoh) completed and delivered 177,000 dwt type bulk carrier, MV Cape Britannia (MES HULL No. 1694) at its Chiba Works on June 11, 2009.

This ship is the 2nd ship of the newly designed Cape-size Bulk Carrier of Dunkerque-max Type. It enables effective cargo handling, easy maintenance of cargo holds and structural safety by adopting a double-side skin to cargo holds construction.

Specifications:
Length o.a.    958 ft
Length b.p.    925.2 ft
Breadth (molded)    147.5 ft
Depth (molded)        81 ft
Draft (molded)    58.9 ft
Gross Tonnage    92,281 tons
Deadweight    178,369 metric tons(at draft 58.9 ft)
Main Engine    MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S70MCC x 1 set
Maximum Continuous Output    18,660 kW x 91 rpm
Service Speed    15.3 knots
Complement    28 persons
Classification Society    NK
Port of Registry    Panama
Date of Delivery        June 11, 2009

In spite of cargo holds bounded by a double-side skin according to SOLAS, the cargo capacity of the ship is equivalent to that of conventional Cape-size bulk carriers with holds bounded by a single-side skin. The ship was designed in accordance with IACS URS25 so that loading flexibility has been secured and structural safety has been improved.

Suitable arrangement of means of access required by SOLAS enables safe and effective inspection in cargo holds and ballast tanks. Improvement of safety has been achieved by installation of a forecastle and by application of new requirements concerning reserve buoyancy to the ship.

Two sets of H.F.O. service tank, H.F.O. settling tank and D.O. tank are provided for the convenience of a changeover between Low Sulphur Fuel Oil and usual Fuel Oil in SOx Emission Control Area(SECA). Main Engine of the ship is MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S70MC-C, which satisfies IMO Environment Standards for Exhaust Gas and achieves improvement of fuel saving by optimum matching at normal service output. An electronic controlled cylinder oiling system is applied to the main engine achieving operational cost saving.

Ballasting and de-ballasting work can be efficiently made by separation of topside tank and bottom side tank. The inventory of hazardous materials was prepared in accordance with the procedure required to new building ships after execution of the new international convention on ship recycling, “The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009,” which was adopted on 15th May 2009. Statement of compliance will be issued by Class NK, which is our first trial for new building ships.

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