Nov. 08, 2021

Tokyo, November 8, 2021 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. delivered today the TATESHINA (Kawasaki hull no. 8061, NACKS hull no. NE325), a very large crude oil carrier (VLCC), for WILLOW SHIPHOLDING S.A. The vessel was delivered at the Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) shipyard, which is located in Nantong, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited.

Principal particulars and features of the vessel are as described below.

Principal Particulars
Length overall 339.50 m
Molded breadth 60.00 m
Molded depth 28.90 m
Molded draft 21.03 m
Gross tonnage 162,218 t
Hold capacity 352,104 m3
Deadweight 311,979 t
Main engine One set of WinGD 7X82-B diesel engine
Complement 34 people
Classification Class NK
Country of registration Liberia
Delivery November 8, 2021


  1. Kawasaki's new VLCC replaces the conventional bulbous bow with a newly designed bow form that extends the vessel's length at the waterline. This new design greatly reduces wave-making resistance from bow waves during navigation, enabling greater propulsive performance.
  2. The use of a low-speed, ultra-long-stroke main engine together with a high-efficiency, large-diameter propeller provides low fuel consumption.
  3. The main engine and generator are equipped with a Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) System, an exhaust gas purification system to reduce NOx, which allows the ship to navigate in Emission Control Area (ECA).


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