Tokyo, April 8, 2011 -- Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today delivered the Cape Amanda
bulk carrier to "K" Line Bulk Shipping (UK) Limited. The carrier, identified as Kawasaki hull No. 1672, is the 6th state-of-the-art bulk carrier with 180,000 DWT developed by Kawasaki. The Cape Amanda is a 292-meter-long bulk carrier boasting one of the largest cargo capacities among vessels that can enter France's Port of Dunkirk.
Features of the Cape Amanda
||This newly designed cutting-edge vessel is Kawasaki’s largest bulk carrier that can enter France’s Port of Dunkirk.
||The vessel is fully compliant with the new bulk carrier hull strength rules (IACS Common Structural Rules) for enhanced safety.
||The vessel employs the latest in technology to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving main diesel engine, highly efficient propellers, as well as the Kawasaki semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F) and rudder bulb with fins (RBS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.
||The Cape Amanda employs double-hull fuel oil tanks and electrical deck machinery to prevent marine pollution.
||The bulk carrier’s anti-corrosion coatings, complying with the new performance standards for protective coatings (PSPC) for ballast tanks, ensure paint quality that is better than ever.