Bulk Carrier BELKNIGHT Delivered
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it delivered the bulk carrier BELKNIGHT, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8072, DACKS hull No. DE098) at the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (DACKS), which is located in Dalian City, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping).
Principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.
Length overall 199.90 m
Molded breadth 32.24 m
Molded depth 18.61 m
Molded draft 13.00 m
Gross tonnage 34,738 t
Deadweight 61,203 t
Hold capacity 77,539 m3
Main engine One set of MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.3 diesel engine
Speed Approx. 14.5 kn
Complement 25 people
Classification American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Country of registration Panama
Delivery date August 20, 2021
The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between the hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.
The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, high propulsive efficiency propellers, and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.