Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) has completed and delivered a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Ionic Unicorn (MES Hull No. 1905) at its Chiba Works on March 28, 2016 to Ionic Unicorn Inc., Marshall Islands.

The vessel is the 11th ship of the builder’s neo60BC, the third Eco-Ship line up of its neo series.

Designed for loading various cargos like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil, the ship has four cranes and five cargo holds, and keeps with the usability of Mitsui 56, the builder said. The size of hatch opening is the largest for this type of vessel in terms of both length and width.

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Delivers Bulker - Ionic Unicorn

The vessel, designed in accordance with IACS Common Structural Rules, achieves over 60,000 deadweight with panamax beam and keeps MES’ neo56’s compatibility for ports and trade routes.

The new form of the bow and stern makes it possible to keep good performance in rough sea conditions as well as calm sea conditions and shows better maneuverability, according to MES.

The vessel’s main engine, a MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50ME-B9.3, complies 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 designed for operation in Emission Control Areas (ECA).

Principal Particulars:

Length overall: 199.99 meters
Breadth (molded): 32.25 meters
Depth (molded): 18.50 meters
Gross Tonnage: 34,568
Deadweight: 60,411 metric tons
Main Engine: MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50ME-B9.3 x1set
Service Speed: approximately 14.5 knots
Complement: 26 persons
Classification Society: NK
Flag: Marshall Islands
Date of Delivery: March 28, 2016

Source: MES