Bulk Carrier KT Albatross Delivered
Dec. 01, 2010
Tokyo, December 1, 2010 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today delivered theKT Albatross bulk carrier for Zenith Maritime S.A. at its Sakaide Works. This 197-meter-long vessel (Kawasaki hull No. 1675) is the third state-of-the-art bulk carrier with a capacity of 58,000 DWT to be developed by Kawasaki.
|1.||The vessel has a flush deck with forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coals, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.|
|2.||The vessel is fully compliant with the new bulk carrier hull strength rules (IACS Common Structural Rules) for enhanced safety.|
|3.||The bulk carrier’s anti-corrosion coatings, complying with the new performance standards for ballast tank protective coatings (PSPC), ensure the highest quality paint.|
|4.||The vessel employs double-hull fuel oil tanks to prevent marine pollution.|
|5.||The vessel employs the latest in technology to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving main diesel engine, highly efficient propellers, the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F), as well as a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.|