The very large crude oil carrier Tateshina, owned by NYK, was delivered last week. The vessel was built at Nantong COSCO KHI Engineering Co Ltd in China. By improving the shape of the ship’s bow, the wave-making resistance caused by the bow wave during navigation has been greatly reduced, and the propulsion performance has been improved. This ship is also equipped with energy-saving measures such as low-friction paint applied to the hull, high-efficiency large-diameter propellers, and ladder fins that regulate the water flow at the stern and reduce energy loss. As a result, energy efficiency (carbon dioxide emissions per unit of transportation) is expected to improve by approximately 23% compared to conventional VLCCs, and the IMO's phase 2 EEDI requirements* have been achieved.Vessel ParticularsLength overall: 339.5 metersBreadth: 60.00 metersDepth: 28.90 metersGross tonnage: 162,218 tonsDeadweight tonnage: 311,979 tonsShipbuilder: Nantong COSCO KHI Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS)Flag: LiberiaIn addition, the vessel has been given the Cyber Resilience-Guideline (CybR-G) notation by the Japanese classification society ClassNK. This is the first such grant of a cyber notation for a vessel in accordance with the "Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships " established by ClassNK. The notation acknowledges that the design is feasible for proper ship operation with cybersecurity taken into consideration.