Shallow Draft Coal Carrier Delivered to NYK Line
Monday, December 23, 2013
Hokuriku Maru: Photo credit NYK

The 'Hokuriku Maru', a specialized coal carrier having a wide beam and shallow draft for the transport of steaming coal from Australia and Indonesia to power plants operated by the Hokuriku Electric Power Company (Hokuriku Denryoku) has been accepted from the shipyard by NYK.

A naming ceremony was held at the shipyard on the same day and attended by Hokuriku Denryoku representatives and NYK president Yasumi Kudo, among others.
Hokuriku Maru is the second vessel to have been honored with this name. The original Hokuriku Maru was built in 1995. The port of register is Toyama in the Hokuriku region of Japan, which is where the vessel will be making its ports of call.

Vessel Particulars


Length overall:
234.99 meters
43.00 meters
Designed draft:
13.073 meters
Gross tonnage:
50,668 tons
Deadweight tonnage:
91,073 tons
Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.


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