K Line Announces Delivery of 311,000 DWT Kisogawa


Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo (“K” Line), announced the delivery of “KISOGAWA,” a 311,000 DWT-type VLCC at Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd, China, on November 15, 2017.

The company revealed the main features of the vessel, which include:

“The vessel achieves low fuel consumption (about 20% reduction compared with our conventional VLCC) by removing Bulbus Bow, applying ultra-long stroke slow speed main diesel engine and highly-efficient large diameter propeller.

A ballast water management system ensures ocean habitat is protected from unwanted environmental effects.”

The details of the vessel are as under:

LOA                             339.50 m

DWT                            312,020 MT

Beam                          60.00   m

Gross Ton                    161,486 T

Depth                         28.90   m

Tank Capacity             350,337 ㎥

Draft                            21.00   m

Flag                             Republic of Panama

Class                            ABS

Sea News, November 15