Bulk Carrier Vanda Colossus Launched
Jul. 04, 2006
Tokyo, July 4, 2006 – Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation today launched the Vanda Colossus bulk carrier for Singapore-based “K”Line Pte Ltd. at its Kobe Shipyard. The carrier, identified as Kawasaki hull No. 1567 and the tenth 55,500 DWT bulk carrier developed by Kawasaki Shipbuilding, will be delivered in October 2006 after outfitting at the quay of the Shipyard.
The 189.9 m vessel has a flush deck with forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coals, ores and steel products. A new proprietary bow designed to reduce wave resistance allows the ship to operate with less fuel. Four 30 ton deck cranes are installed in the center in between hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports where no cargo handling facilities are available. It is powered by a lightweight, compact Kawasaki-MAN B&W 6S50MC-C high-output engine.