Bulk Carrier Anna- Elisabeth Launched
Oct. 31, 2007
Tokyo, October 31, 2007 – Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation today launched the Anna-Elisabeth bulk carrier for Panama-based Handbell Shipping S.A. at its Kobe Shipyard. The carrier, identified as Kawasaki hull No. 1605 and the 17th 55,100 DWT bulk carrier developed by Kawasaki Shipbuilding, will be delivered in January 2008 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.