First Of Ten Sister Log Carriers Delivered By Mitsui's Tamano Yard

Designed for transport of logs, the 41,545-dwt bulk carrier Sanko Stork (shown below) was delivered recently by the Tamano yard of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company (MES) to the Jade Corporation of Liberia for charter to Sanko Line. She is the first of 10 sister ships ordered from MES by the same owner, and incorporates many energy-saving features, including the fuel-efficient Mitsui/B&W 6L60MCE diesel main engine with a maximum continuous output of 8,420 bhp at 102 rpm. Maximum trial speed was 15.67 knots.

Four 25-ton cranes serve the five cargo holds, which are fitted with electrohydraulic, folding-type hatch covers that provide large hatch openings to facilitate cargo handling.

A cargo loading computer provides calculation of the trim and stresses on the hull.

A Mitsui integrated duct propeller improves propulsion efficiency and reduces fuel costs. Self-polishing antifouling coating on the hull provides long-term surface smoothness and results in further fuel savings.

Bunkering to the double-bottom fuel oil tank is achieved through a gravity process utilizing a deep fuel tank on the starboard side of the engine room. This effectively prevents overflow from the air pipe of the double bottom fuel tank.

Electronics include a collisionavoidance unit and a satellite communications system.

The Sanko Stork has an overall length of 600 feet, beam of 100 feet, depth of 52 feet, and full-load draft of 36 feet. Cargo hold capacity (grain) is 51,026 cubic meters.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Oct 1984 Ohio

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