VLCC M.STAR Delivered
Dec. 04, 2008
Tokyo, December 4, 2008 — Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation today delivered the M.STAR, a very large crudeoil carrier (VLCC), to Probe Shipping S.A. at its Sakaide Shipyard. The 315,000 DWT, double-hull tanker marks the 1590th 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.