MV Draftzilla, 66,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier Delivered

(Image Courtesy: MES-S)

MITSUI E&S SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD. (MES-S) completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. “DRAFTZILLA” (Hull No.1948) at its Tamano Shipyard on 24th June, 2020 to BRONZE MARITIME LTD, Republic of the Marshall Islands.

“This is the 21st ship of our ‘neo66BC’, the “wide beam shallow draft vessel of our line-up neo series,” the company stated.

Principal Particulars

Length overall: 199.99m

Breadth (molded): 36.00m

Depth (molded): 18.45m

Gross Tonnage: 38,222

Deadweight: 66,509 metric tons

Main Engine: MITSUI-MAN B&W 7S50ME-B9.3 Diesel Engine x1set

Service Speed: abt. 14.5 knots

Complement: 24 persons

Classification Society: NK

Flag: Majuro

Date of Delivery: 24th June, 2020

Special Features

  • The vessel has four (4) cranes and five (5) cargo holds, and keeps the superior usability of our 56BC.
  • The vessel is designed to have enough deadweight more than 66,000 metric tons and capacity more than 82,800 cubic meters for loading various cargos like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.
  • Fuel oil consumption is less than that of a conventional Supramax bulk carrier despite its enlargement.
  • As a result of research work of interviews with ship owners and operators, investigations on ports all over the world and present trade patterns, wide beam (over-P’max) and shallow draft make it possible to have wide flexibility for operations and high transport efficiency.
  • The new hull form makes it possible to keep good performance in rough sea conditions as well as calm sea conditions and shows better maneuverability.
  • The size of hatch opening is the largest for this type of vessel in terms of both length and width.
  • Main Engine, MITSUI-MAN B&W 7S50ME-B9.3 Diesel Engine, complying 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, which are designed for operation in ECA (Emission Control Areas).

Sea News, June 29

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra

Associate Editor, Sea News