Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has delivered bulk carrier Cape Azalea , with a capacity of 205,000 DTW (Kawasaki hull no. 1663, NACKS hull no. 105), to Kumiai Navigation (PTE) Ltd. The delivery took place at KHI’s Nantong COSCO KHI ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) in Nantong, China.
Features of the Cape Azalea
- The vessel is fully compliant with the new bulk carrier hull strength rules (IACS Common Structural Rules) for enhanced safety
- The vessel employs the latest in technology to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving main diesel engine, highly efficient propellers, as well as the Kawasaki rudder bulb with fins (RBS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.
- The vessel employs double-hull fuel oil tanks and electrical deck machinery to prevent marine pollution.
- The bulk carrier’s anti-corrosion coatings, complying with the new performance standards for protective coatings (PSPC) for ballast tanks, ensure paint quality that is better than ever.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, September 21, 2012