Friday (Oct 25), at the Marugame business headquarters Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., the 200,000- dwt ton Capesize bulker CAPE DISCOVERY has been completed. 

Imabari Shipbuilding Launches K Line’s Newest Capesize Bulker - Cape Discovery

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, we have installed WAD (Weather Adapted Duct) in front of the propeller and Hybrid Fin behind the propeller.

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 Cape size bulkers and she will be engaged in iron ore and coal transport for JFE Steel Corporation under a long term consecutive voyage charter contract.

With a large number of vessels from various types with various sizes - from very large to small -, "K" Line offers its customers a unique range of transport services. "K" Line will remain committed to flexibly and actively responding diversifying needs for shipments of ore and other iron-bearing raw materials.

Vessel Particulars:

 LOA  299.95M
 Width  50.00M
 Depth  24.70M
 Draft  18.32M
 Deadweight  208,603T
 Gross Ton  107,919T
 Main Engine  MES MAN-B&W 6G70ME-C9.5
 Speed   14.6KTS
 Class  NK
 Flag  Liberia
 Builder  Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd