"Handy Size" Bulk Carrier Delivered By Mitsui Shipyard

The 27,622-dwt bulk carrier Sanko Daring (shown above) was delivered recently by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company's Tomano Works to Panamanian owner Kisogawa Maritime S.A. She is the first of six sister ships ordered from MES by Kisogawa.

Built to Nippon Kaiji Kyokai classification, the Daring has an overall length of 552 feet, beam of 85.3 feet, depth of 44.7 feet, and fullload draft of 32 feet. Propulsion is provided by a Mitsui/B&W 6L50MCE diesel engine with a maximum continuous output of 7,500 bhp at 133 rpm. Trial speed was 16.5 knots.

The new bulk carrier is equipped with four 25-ton electrohydraulic deck cranes for efficient cargo handling. Nos 2 through 5 holds are equal in length to facilitate the loading of fixed-length items. Each hold is fitted with fixed cargo lamps fore and aft to reduce the need for installing temporary lighting during cargo-handling operations.

Electrohydraulic folding type hatch covers are provided to reduce time and labor.

Bunkering the double bottom fuel tank is achieved by a gravity process utilizing a deep fuel oil tank on the starboard side of the engine room. This system effectively prevents fuel overflow from the fuel tank vent during cargo loading. An MES loading calculator controlled by computer facilitates calculation of trim and stress of the hull.

The vessel is equipped with a satellite communication system and a collision-avoidance system, as well as normal navigation equipment.

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