NKK DESIGNS SHALLOW-DRAUGHT 1OO,OOO-DWT BULKER

Brief information is given on a Nippon Kokan design for a standard 100,000-dwt bulk carrier, designed with Japan's steam coal imports in mind and claiming a 22% saving in transport costs and to have the same draught as a conventional Panamax bulk carrier.. Length o.a. is 240m, breadth 50m, and draught 12.6m. This new design has a "split" stern and two Pielstick medium-speed engines driving slow-turning twin c.p. propellers. The large ballast tanks make it unnecessary to use any holds for ballast water. A piggyback hatch-cover system will be adopted.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Motor Ship, 63 <1982>, p. 39<Oct.> (1/4 p.)
  • Publication Date: 1982

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM