Energy Efficiency and Pirate Defense Promises for the New Superstructure Designed Vessel

By Vessels

The shipbuilder from Japan - Imabari Shipbuilding has presented a unique solution which may help the battle 2 of shippings biggest challenges: piracy and energy efficiency.
The technology, which is called Aero-Citadel, represents a streamlined and aerodynamic shape to a vessels superstructure and other advances in the ships accommodation block, engine room , and funnel casing. The amazing design also includes a built in citadel with other piracy prevention measures.
The exterior design has been developed through extensive wind tunnel testing that Imabari tells may potentially lead to a reduction in wind pressure and drag by up to 25 or 30%. In the case of cape size bulker, Imabari tells, it may lead to a 2% reduction in fuel consumption. The shape also drives it easy to turn the bow of the vessel windward during anchorage, and decreases the risk of anchor dragging.
All stairs which are leading to the bridge are placed on the inside of the superstructure and the entrance on lower level deck is provided with thicker, reinforced steel doors to make it more difficult for intruders to enter. As well as the stairs and entranceway, the windows are provided with bulletproof glass, and water cannons which are located on the upper deck to help blast attacking pirates.
The superstructure also includes a citadel that is enough supplies to accommodate crew members for some days, and is protected by double-layer security doors. Inside the citadel, the facility features communication equipment running on its own independent power source, vessel maneuvering equipment which may shut off the main engine and steering gear, and surveillance equipment allowing access to ship data, including video, picture and sound.
As well as to the unique superstructure shape and anti-piracy measures, the accommodation block features energy efficient LED lighting and noise and vibration insulation for enhanced crew members comfort, and a wheelhouse with a widened backward view for safer navigation.