Bulk Carrier Geiyo K Launched

Oct. 13, 2015

Bulk Carrier Geiyo K Launched

Tokyo, October 13, 2015 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it launched the Geiyo K bulk carrier for Sealift Maritime, S.A. at its Kobe Works on October 10, 2015.
This vessel (Kawasaki hull no. 1727) is the fourth of a new energy-saving type bulk carrier with a capacity of 55,000 DWT developed by Kawasaki. After it is outfitted at the Kobe Works quay, the carrier will be delivered in January 2016.

Principal Particulars
Length overall Approx.189.90 m
Length BPP 187.00 m
Molded breadth 32.26 m
Molded depth 17.90 m
Molded summer draft 12.50 m
Gross tonnage Approx.31,700t
Deadweight Approx.55,000t
Main engine One set of Kawasaki-MAN B&W 6S50ME-B8.2 diesel engine
Maximum continuous output 7,730 kW at 108 rpm
Complement 25 people
Class Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)
Registry Marshal Islands


  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 employs the latest in technology to achieve maximum fuel economy, including a newly developed ME-B energy-saving main diesel engine featuring electronic fuel injection, 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.
  3. The main engine and generator engine comply with Tier II NOx emission standards set by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.


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