Mitsui E & S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES-S) completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier mv KEDROS (Hull No.1943) at its Tamano Shipyard on 14th June, 2018 to KEDROS NAVIGATION SA, Liberia.

MES-S Delivers 66,000 DWT Bulk Carrier Kedros
Caption: Bulk carrier under construction at MES yard - (Image for illustrative purposes only ) - courtesy of MES

This is the 17th ship of the builder's wide beam neo66BC series.

Principal Particulars

 Length overall  199.99m
 Breadth (molded)  36.00m
 Depth (molded)  18.45m
 Gross Tonnage  38,238
 Deadweight  66,614metric tons
 Main Engine  MITSUI-MAN B&W 7S50ME-B9.3 Diesel Engine x1set
 Service Speed  abt. 14.5 knots
 Complement  24 persons
 Classification Society  NK
 Flag  Bahamas

Special Features

  • The vessel has four (4) cranes and five (5) cargo holds, and keeps the superior usability of our 56BC.
  • The vessel is designed to have enough deadweight more than 66,000 metric tons and capacity more than 82,800 cubic meters for loading various cargos like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.
  • Fuel oil consumption is less than that of a conventional Supramax bulk carrier despite its enlargement.
  • As a result of research work of interviews with ship owners and operators, investigations on ports all over the world and present trade patterns, wide beam (over-P'max) and shallow draft make it possible to have wide flexibility for operations and high transport efficiency.
  • The new hull form makes it possible to keep good performance in rough sea conditions as well as calm sea conditions and shows better maneuverability.
  • The size of hatch opening is the largest for this type of vessel in terms of both length and width.
  • Main Engine, MITSUI-MAN B&W 7S50ME-B9.3 Diesel Engine, complying with MARPOL NOx restriction (Tier-II) for exhaust gas emissions, gives superior fuel oil consumption over wide range of output.
  • Considering strengthened restriction for SOx, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks, which are designed for operation in ECA (Emission Control Areas).

 Source: MES