Today, at the Marugame business headquarters Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., the 200,000- dwt ton Cape size bulker "CAPE SAPPHIRE" has been completed.

K-Line’s new 200,000-dwt bulk carrier CAPE SAPPHIRE launched at Imabari Shipbuilding yard

The ship is compliant with the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carrier (CSR-BC) for bulk cargo ships, and the main institution is equipped with an electronically controlled engine with enhanced anti-corrosion measures, in order to save energy, WAD (Weather Adapted Duct) in front of the propeller and Hybrid Fin behind the propeller have been installed.

Furthermore, for complying with the regulation of SOx Global Cap that will be enforced in all sea areas from January 2020, the vessel is equipped with a scrubber on the funnel to remove sulfur oxides from the gas discharged from the engine, it is a state-of-the-art ship that gathers world-class technology among Capesize bulkers and she will be engaged in iron ore and coal transport for Japanese steel mill.

Vessel Particulars:

  • LOA : 299.95M
  • Width : 50.00M
  • Depth : 24.70M
  • Draft : 18.32M
  • Deadweight : 208,564T
  • Gross Ton : 107,454T
  • Main Engine : MES MAN-B&W 6G70ME-C9.5
  • Speed : 14.5KTS Class :
  • NK Flag : Japan
  • Builder : Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Source: K-Line