Semi-open Hatch Type Bulk Carrier HOLLY ARROW Delivered

Feb. 06, 2018

Tokyo, February 6, 2018 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. delivered today the semi-open hatch type bulk carrier HOLLY ARROW (Kawasaki hull no. 8028, NACKS hull no. NE238) to Cardinal Maritime S.A. at the Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) shipyard, which is located in Nantong, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited. The HOLLY ARROW is the fifth semi-open hatch type bulk carrier, newly developed through joint efforts by Kawasaki and NACKS.

Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.

Delivery February 6, 2018
Principal Particulars
Length overall 199.90 m
Length between perpendiculars 197.00 m
Molded breadth 32.24 m
Molded depth 18.60 m
Molded draft 13.00 m
Gross tonnage 35,516 T
Deadweight 60,803 t
Hold capacity 69,954 m3
Main engine One set of HHM-MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.2-TII diesel engine
Maximum continuous output: 8,130 kW at 108 rpm
Speed Approx. 14.45 kn
Complement 25 people
Classification Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)
Country of registration Panama


  1. The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimized transport of grain, coal, ore, steel, wood pulp, lumber and other such materials and products. It can also carry lumber on its hatch covers.
  2. The vessel type falls midway between a standard bulk carrier and an open hatch type bulk carrier. All of its holds have double-hull structures with large hatch openings and are box-shaped for efficient handling of wood pulp and other such products.
  3. Four 36-ton deck cranes are installed along the centerline in between hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.
  4. The vessel employs various technologies including a fuel-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine; bow and propeller designs offering high propulsion efficiency; and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F) for the propeller section. All of these contribute to reduced fuel consumption.
  5. 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.


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