Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) announced earlier today that the construction of CAPE HAYATOMO, a 250,000-dwt class ore carrier has been completed by Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Imari Shipyard & Works and delivered to the Company.

K-Line Takes Delivery of 250,000-dwt Ore Carrier CAPE HAYATOMO From Namura Shipbuilding

Very Large Ore Carrier Cape Hayatomo - Image courtesy of K-Line

Cape Hayatomo is a very large ore carrier (VLOC), the first ship of the second generation of WOZMAX vessels built at Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. WOZMAX means an optimum size of a vessel which can call main West Australian iron ore loading ports and stands for “West” “OZ” “MAX”.

The very large ore carrier, which features a length of 330 meters and a width of 57 meters, was designed for loading iron ores at mainly West Australia, Brazil and South Africa to Japanese steel mills.

Vessel Particulars:

 LOA  329.95M
 Width  57.00M
 Depth  25.60M
 Draft  18.00M
 Deadweight  250,460T
 Gross Ton  135,933T
 Main Engine  MES MAN-B&W 6G80ME-C9.5
 Speed  14.3KTS
 Class  NK
 Flag  Panama
 Builder  Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Source: K-Line