Bulk Carrier Red Orchid Delivered

Dec. 11, 2015

Bulk Carrier Red Orchid Delivered

Tokyo, December 11, 2015 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. delivered today the bulk carrier Red Orchid, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull no. 8018, NACKS hull no. NE211), for Cardinal Maritime S.A. at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) located in Nantong, China.

Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.

Delivery December 11, 2015
Principal Particulars
Length overall 199.90 m
Length BPP 197.00 m
Molded breadth 32.24 m
Molded depth 18.60 m
Molded draft 13.00 m
Gross tonnage 34,618 t
Deadweight 61,645 t
Hold capacity 77,546 m3
Main engine One set of HHM-MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.2-TII diesel engine
Maximum continuous output 8,130 kW at 108 rpm
Speed Approx. 14.45 kn
Complement 25 people
Class Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)
Registry Panama


  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, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, highly efficient propellers, the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), as well as a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, 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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