VLCC Sakuragawa Delivered
Jun. 08, 2009
Tokyo, June 8, 2009 — Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation announced today that it delivered the Sakuragawa, a very large crudeoil carrier (VLCC), to KAW1612 SHIPPING S.A. at its Sakaide Shipyard on June 5. The 315,000 DWT, double-hull tanker marks the 1612nd 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 332.9m long carrier is equipped with Kawasaki’s rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and high-performance propellers for energy-efficient operations.