Dec. 28, 2006
Tokyo, December 28, 2006 — Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation today delivered the Yamatogawa, a very large crudeoil carrier (VLCC), to KAW1572 Shipping S.A. at its Sakaide Shipyard. The 315,000 DWT, double-hull tanker marks the 1572th vessel built by the company.
Powered by a Kawasaki-MAN B&W 7S80MC-C diesel engine, the vessel features the latest tanker developments, including one of the largest cargo capacities that can pass through the Malacca Straits and enter primary oil tanker berths in Japan. The 333 m long carrier is equipped with Kawasaki’s rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and high-performance propellers for energy-efficient operations.