Bulk Carrier AMIS UNICORN Delivered
Mar. 30, 2020
Tokyo, March 30, 2020 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it delivered the bulk carrier AMIS UNICORN, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 1746), for Mercy Marine Line S.A.
Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.
|Delivery||March 30, 2020|
|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|
|Hold capacity||77,539 m3|
|Main engine||One set of MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.5 diesel engine
Maximum continuous output: 8,130 kW at 108 rpm
|Speed||Approx. 14.5 kn|
|Classification||American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)|
|Country of registration||Liberia|
- The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between the hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.
- The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, high propulsive efficiency propellers, and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.
- The vessel incorporates various energy saving technologies, which reduce both fuel consumption and emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), thereby complying with the EEDI* Phase 1 requirements.
|*||EEDI:Energy Efficiency Design Index . Compulsory international regulations requiring energy-efficiency compliance in newly built ships based on EEDI values, which specify CO2 emissions in grams for transporting one ton of cargo for one mile. EEDI regulation values apply in increasingly strict phases based on the construction-contract conclusion date and finished-ship delivery date. By Phase 1, bulk carriers are required to achieve a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions.|