Bulk Carrier Easter K Launched
Jan. 29, 2013
Tokyo, January 29, 2013 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today launched the Easter K bulk carrier for TB Bulkship S.A. at its Kobe Works. The vessel (Kawasaki hull no.1704) is 26th state of the art bulk carrie with a capacity of 58,000 DWT to be delivered by Kawasaki. After it is outfitted at the Kobe Works quay, the carrier will be delivered in March 2013.
Features of the Easter K
- 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.
- 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.