Bulk Carrier Western Kobe Delivered

May. 14, 2012

Bulk Carrier Western Kobe Delivered

Tokyo, May 14, 2012 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today delivered the Western Kobe bulk carrier ,with a capacity of 58,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull no. 1705), for I.M.S. Maritime S.A. at its Kobe Works.

Features of the Western Kobe

1.The vessel has a flush deck with a 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 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.