Hitachi Zosen Shipyard Delivers 53,538-Dwt Car/Bulk Carrier

The Co-Op Express II, a 53,538-dwt car/ bulk carrier was delivered recently from the Maizuru shipyard of Hitachi Zosen to Kumiai Senpaku Co., Ltd. of Japan. It is a sistership of Co-Op Express I delivered by Hitachi in September 1982.

The ship has a total of nine cardecks in all five holds and is designed to carry a total of 3,570 passenger cars or 77,261 m3 of grain. The 3rd through 8th fixed cardecks and the lowest hoistable cardeck are constructed of grating to facilitate grain loading.

The lowest cardeck is designed to be lifted to the 8th deck level for easy cargo unloading by bulldozer.

The vessel is equipped with a watertight side port at the 4th cardeck in No. 3 hol< for access to the internal ro/ro system.

The Co-Op Express II measures 210 meters long overall, with a breadth of 32.24 meters, a depth of 17.82 meters, and a design full load draft of 12.42 meters. The ship is powered by a Hitachi B&W 6L67GA type diesel engine producing a maximum continuous output of 13,100 hp and a trial speed of 16.13 knots.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 49,  Feb 15, 1983

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