“K” Line Announces Launch of Bulk Carrier CAPE SAPPHIRE

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Today, at the Marugame business headquarters Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., the 200,000-dwt ton Cape size bulker “CAPE SAPPHIRE” has been completed.

The ship is compliant with the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carrier (CSR-BC) for bulk cargo ships, and the main institution is equipped with an electronically controlled engine with enhanced anti-corrosion measures, in order to save energy, we have installed WAD (Weather Adapted Duct) in front of the propeller and Hybrid Fin behind the propeller.

Furthermore, for complying with the regulation of SOx Global Cap that will be enforced in all sea areas from January 2020, the vessel is equipped with a scrubber on the funnel to remove sulfur oxides from the gas discharged from the engine, it is a state-of-the-art ship that gathers world-class technology among Cape size bulkers and she will be engaged in iron ore and coal transport for Japanese steel mill.

With a large number of vessels from various types with various sizes – from very large to small -, “K” Line offers its customers a unique range of transport services. “K” Line will remain committed to flexibly and actively responding diversifying needs for shipments of ore and other iron-bearing raw materials.

Vessel Particulars

LOA : 299.95M
Width : 50.00M
Depth : 24.70M
Draft : 18.32M
Deadweight : 208,564T
Gross Ton : 107,454T
Main Engine : MES MAN-B&W 6G70ME-C9.5
Speed : 14.5KTS
Class : NK
Flag : Japan
Builder : Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Sea News, February 27