Mitsui Delivers First Of Four Bulk Carriers To Egyptian Owner

The 41,543-dwt bulk carrier Abydos shown above was delivered recently by the Chiba Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company, Ltd. (MES) to Misr Shipping Company of Egypt. The new vessel has an overall length of about 617 feet, molded beam of 101.7 feet, molded depth of 49.8 feet, and full load draft of 35.2 feet.

The bulk carrier, first of four sister ships ordered from MES by the same owner, is equipped with five electro-hydraulic deck cranes for greater cargo-handling efficiency, and such fuel-conserving features as an energy- efficient, low-speed diesel engine and Mitsui Integrated Duct Propeller. The main engine is a Mitsui/B&W type 6L67GFCA diesel with a maximum continuous output of 11,400 bhp. Using 85 percent of the maximum rating, the ship's service speed under full load is 14.8 knots.

Other features include electro-hydraulic, single-pull type hatch covers, and a cargo stowage computer that permits rapid computation of the trim and stresses on the hull.

Her electronic equipment includes a satellite navigation and position-finding system and a Loran C receiver. The Abydos has been built to Lloyd's Register of Shipping classification.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 53,  Jan 1984 Pennsylvania

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