Bulk Carrier Horyu Maru Delivered By Hitachi's Ariake Yard

The 132,597-dwt bulk carrier Horyu Maru, which was constructed at the Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen, was delivered to her owner, Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd., recently. The ship will be placed in service between Japanese ports and overseas ports in Australia, Africa, and the North American West Coast.

This bulk carrier was developed specifically to meet Japanese industry's growing raw material needs. The ship will be used to carry mainly coal and ore. Some measures incorporated to minimize fuel costs include a Hitachi Zosen-developed special nozzle to increase propulsion efficiency, a constant-pressure turbocharged main engine, a turbo power generator with exhaust gas economizer, and long-life paint. Machinery is highly rationalized to save labor through simplification of cargo handling and mooring work, as well as automation of engine room operations. The ship has a complement of 25.

The Horyu Maru has an overall length of 270 meters, beam of 43 meters, depth of 23.8 meters, and full-load draft of 16.3 meters (885.8 by 141 by 78 by 53.5 feet).

Her Hitachi/B&W diesel type 6L90GFCA has a maximum output of 20,500 bhp, which produced a trial speed of 14.85 knots.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Dec 1980 Ross Fisherman

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