Japan-based Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier MV DRAFTVADER (MES Hull No.1881) at its Tamano Works on 17th July, 2015 to Solaris Marine Ltd., Liberia.
This bulk carrier is the 9th ship of the Japanese shipbuilder “neo66BC” series , the "wide beam shallow draft vessel" of company’s line up “neo series”.
Length overall 199.99 m
Breadth (molded) 36 m
Depth (molded) 18.45 m
Gross Tonnage 38,219
Deadweight 66,585 metric tons
Main Engine MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 7S50ME-B9.3 x1set
Maximum Continuous Output 8,470 kW
Service Speed abt. 14.5 knots
Complement 24 persons
Classification Society NK
Date of Delivery July 17, 2015
MV DRAFTVADER has five (5) cargo holds and four (4) cranes for handling cargo, and keeps the superior usability of “Mitsui 56”.
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.
Despite the enlargement of the ship design in the new series, its oil consumption is less than that of a conventional Supramax bulk carrier.
After a research and according to data collected from various shipowners and operators from ports all over the world, the ship’s wide beam (over-P’max) and shallow draft make the vessel to be possible to have wide flexibility for operations and high transport efficiency.
The new hull form of the ship makes it possible to keep good performance in rough sea conditions as well as calm sea conditions and shows better maneuverability.
Other special feature is the size of hatch opening, which is the largest for this type of vessel in terms of both length and width.
The ship’s main engine, MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 7S50ME-B9.3, complying with MARPOL NOx restriction (Tier-II) for exhaust gas emissions, gives superior fuel oil consumption over wide range of output.
Furthermore, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks, which are designed for operation in ECA (Emission Control Areas), in consideration of the strengthened restriction for SOx.
The new bulk carrier is designed in accordance with IACS Common Structural Rules.