Mitsui Delivers Bulk Carrier To Kohoi Shipping Of Hong Kong

The 68,082-dwt bulk carrier Century Progress was delivered recently by the Tamano Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company, Ltd. to Kohoi Shipping Company of Hong Kong. Built to Lloyd's Register of Shipping classification, the new bulker has an overall length of 730.7 feet, beam of 105.6 feet, depth of 60 feet, and full-load draft of 43.5 feet. Propulsion is by a Mitsui/ B&W 6L67GBE diesef engine with a maximum continuous output of 13,000 bhp at 123 rpm. Trial speed was 16.5 knots. In addition to the fuel-efficient main engine, the vessel is fitted with a Mitsui Integrated Duct Propeller for additional fuel savings.

Cargo space is divided into seven holds, of which No. 4 can also be used for ballast water so that deepdraft sailing can be achieved during inclement weather. Holds No. 2 and No. 6 can also be used as ballast tanks for adjusting air draft while in port.

With the exception of certain areas of side shell plating, the upper deck part and the double bottom area, including upper and lower hoppers, are constructed of highstrength steel to reduce hull weight.

Bottom and waterline areas of the hull are coated with a self-polishing type paint to reduce frictional resistance and save fuel.

The main engine has sufficient operating, control, and monitoring systems to qualify for the UMS notation by Lloyd's register. Navigation instruments include a Loran C receiver and a Decca Navigator.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Feb 15, 1985 Massachusetts

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