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In February, Kawasaki Shipbuilding
Corporation delivered 'Hisui', an
80,000m3 LPG carrier, to Asuka
The carrier, identified as Kawasaki Hull
No. 1,624, is the forty-fifth LPG carrier
built by Kawasaki Shipbuilding and the
sixth of the same model.
The vessel employs Kawasaki's SEA-Arrow
(Sharp Entrance Angle bow as an Arrow) to
minimise bow wave resistance and
significantly boost propulsive performance.
'Hisui' has an overall length of 226 metres
on a 37.2-metre beam with a depth of 21
metres, a design draught of 10.58 metres and
a summer draught of 11.2 metres.
With a design deadweight of 48,547
tonnes and a summer deadweight of 53,012
tonnes, the vessel has a total cargo tank
capacity of 80,199m3.
The vessel is equipped with four
independent cargo tanks housed in
the cargo hold compartments, which are
able to absorb temperature contractions
for the storage of low-temperature
liquefied gas. These urethane foam
insulated tanks are made of special
steel with low-temperature resistance
characteristics that can hold LPG at
temperatures as low as -46°C.
The carrier is driven by the Kawasaki-MAN
B&W 7S60MC-C diesel engine, an energy-
saving, ultra-long stroke, two-cycle, low-speed
diesel engine rated at 14,000kW at 94rpm.
The Kawasaki rudder bulb with
fins (RBS-F) has been employed to
achieve maximum fuel economy. The
vessel's navigation and communications
instruments are largely supplied by JRC.
With a fuel capacity of 3,139m3, 'Hisui'
consumes approximately 48.4 tonnes per
day and has a crew of 30.
The first of a series of six container carriers, 'Malleco' is a
6,600TEU boxship built by Taiwan's CSBC for own operations.
Completed in late 2009, the vessel has nine holds with an
on-deck container capacity of 3,097TEU and a hold container
capacity of 3,492TEU, giving an exact total capacity of 6,589TEU.
The vessel was built under survey to Lloyd's Register and is
classed to carry dangerous cargo on deck.
Sailing under the flag of Liberia, the container carrier has an
overall length of 305.6 metres and a length at waterline of 298.77
metres with a beam of 40 metres, a depth of 24.2 metres and a
draught of 14 metres.
She is powered by a single Wärtsilä Sulzer 10RT-flex96C main
engine with a maximum continuous output of 77,800kW at 102rpm
(NOR 70,020kW at 98.5rpm) driving a single Nakashima skewed
aerofoil, six-bladed, solid, keyless, 8.7 metre-diameter propeller.
Four Daihatsu 8DC-32 generator sets, each rated at 3,690kW,
provide auxiliary power while a single KPM CPP, 2,000kW side
thruster enhances vessel manoeuvrability in port. The vessel has a
maximum speed of 26.8 knots and a cruising speed of 25.3 knots.
With a total fuel capacity of 7,800m3 and a fuel consumption of
206 tonnes per day, the vessel has a range of 20,700 nautical miles
and accommodation for a crew of 29 (plus six Suez crew).
'Hisui' -- An 80,000m3 LPG carrier from Kawasaki Shipbuilding for Lyra Shipping
'Malleco' -- First of six 6,600TEU container carriers from Taiwan's CSBC
January 2011 SHIPS AND SHIPPING
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