Kawasaki Heavy Industries announced delivering Bulk Carrier NAVIOS MERIDIAN
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it delivered the bulk carrier, NAVIOS MERIDIAN, with a capacity of 81,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8089, NACKS hull No. NE411) for MILLION COMETS S.A. at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS), which is located in Nantong City, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping).
Principal particulars and features of the vessel are as described below.
|Length overall, m||228.90|
|Molded breadth, m||32.24|
|Molded depth, m||20.20|
|Molded draft, m||14.50|
|Gross tonnage, T||44,175|
|Hold capacity, m3||97,745|
|Main engine||One set of MAN B&W 6S60ME-C8.5 diesel engine|
|Speed, kn||Approx. 14.2|
|Classification||American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)|
|Country of registration||Panama|
|Delivery||February 6, 2023|
The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and seven holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal and the other products.
The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, high propulsive efficiency propellers, and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance