Panamax Bulker For Greek Owner Delivered By Hitachi Zosen

The 60,010-dwt bulk carrier Rayna (shown above) was delivered recently to Epos Marine Corporation (Greece). She was constructed at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen to American Bureau of Shipping classification.

The Rayna is a Panamax type standard bulk carrier, the largest size capable of transiting the Panama Canal. She can carry cargoes of grain, ore, coal, and lumber. The ship is fitted with four deck cranes for loading at ports unequipped with cargohandling facilities. To increase carrying capacity, the vessel has upper wing tanks designed to load grain.

Main propulsion is provided by a single Hitachi/Sulzer 6RND 76M diesel engine with a maximum continuous rating of 13,680 bhp at 112 rpm. This engine uses an improved fuel injection system and the "derating" method for control of engine output to save on fuel consumption. Maximum trial speed was 16.845 knots.

Rayna has an overall length of approximately 736.5 feet, beam of 105.6 feet, depth of 58.4 feet, and full-load design draft of 40.7 feet. Cargo hold capacity of the 32,293- gt ship is 83,072 cubic meters.

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