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Thursday, January 17, 2019 

Mitsui E & S Shipbuilding’s Tamano Ship Factory has completed the construction of African Batis, a 65,504dwt shallow draught bulk carrier based on the shipbuilder’s neo 66 BC design, of which 19 have now been delivered.

A general-purpose bulk carrier with five cargo holds and four cranes to handle 82,800m 3 of cargo, including coal, iron ore, wheat, barley, soybean and others, the Panamax vessel adopts a newly developed energy-saving design capable of consuming the same amount of fuel as a conventional Supra Max bulker. This is by way of a newly developed hull form designed to considerably reduce drag.

Powered by a Mitsui MAN B&W 7S 50ME-B 9.3 diesel engine to meet Tier II NOx emissions requirements, the engine has been configured to run on low sulphur fuels.

The 199m long vessel can achieve service speeds of 14.5kts


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