HOEI MARU: A FUEL-SAVING VLBC FROM KAWASAKI WITH MAN PROPULSION

The 208,739-dwt Kawasaki-built ore/coal carrier Hoei Maru, delivered to Nippon Kisen in Sept. 1982 and designed for service between Australia and Japan <with Nippon Steel Corp. as cargo guarantor>, incorporates a number of fuel-saving measures that gives her a daily consumption of only 43.5 tons at her optimum service speed of 12.4 knots. These measures include an MAN K8SZ 70/150Ce engine <11,563/9847 kW mcr/csr at 126/119 rpm> driving an 11m diameter three-bladed c.p. propeller at 45/43 <mcr/csr> rpm. The present article gives further information on the ship's fuel-saving features and on the ship herself. Principal particulars include: gross register 114,409 tons; hold volume 138,094 cum <in five holds>; ballast capacity 104,421 cum; speed 12.4 knots service <15 p.c. sea margin>, 14.8 knots trials <approx.>; classification NK NS*, MNS*, MO. Complement is given as 10 officers, 12 other crew, and 3 spare. The article includes general-arrangement drawings, diagrams of the machinery layout, and a description of the large Vulkan flexible coupling between the main engine and the reduction gearing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Motor Ship, 64 <1983>, p.27 <July> (5 pp., 1 tab., 3 graphs, 4 diag., 8 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Old TRIS Terms: Hoei maru
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM