MERITS OF MOTOR-SAILING DEMONSTRATED BY JAPANESE COASTAL TANKER

The exploitation of rigid sails on the NKK-developed 1,600 tonne d.w. motor tanker "Shin Aitoku Maru" has contributed to overall fuel savings exceeding 50 per cent during scheduled voyages between Japan and China. The special hull form and a direct-coupled Hanshin engine driving a large c.p. propeller are other features of the pioneering design achieving operational economy. The sails helped to reduce pitching and rolling, which enhanced ship stability in rough seas and resulted in greater energy savings than first expected. More vessels are now planned.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quadrant
    Sutton, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

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  • Accession Number: 00331647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM