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

  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.


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