Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced the delivery of the coal carrier OI MARU, which will serve JERA Trading Pte. Ltd., was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan on June 14, 2018.

MOL's Newbuilding Coal Carrier OI MARU to Serve JERA Trading
Caption: Sister-ship Nagara Maru, same "Hekinan MAX"-type bulk carrier - Image courtesy of Abe Flores Jr.

The vessel, which was jointly developed by Namura Shipbuilding and MOL, is a state-of-the-art coal carrier with a wide-beam/shallow-draft configuration and wide range of advanced safety and energy-saving features.

The vessel is so-called "Hekinan MAX" which has characteristic 250 meters length to maximize transport volume to the discharging port, Chubu Electric Power's Hekinan Thermal Power Plant in Aichi, Japan.

MOL has operated the same type of vessels, SHIN YAHAGI MARU and NAGARA MARU, since 2015 and 2017 respectively and will play a central role in supplying coal to Chubu Electric Power's Hekinan Thermal Power Plant with operating three "Hekinan MAX" coal carriers.

Profile of OI MARU

 Length  249.97m
 Breadth  43.00m
 Depth  18.70m
 Maximum Deadweight Tonnage  91,211MT

Source: MOL