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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding's Tamano Shipyard has delivered a 66,000 dwt bulk carrier, named 'Draftzilla' (Hull No.1948) to Marshall Islands company Bronze Maritime.

The builder says this is the 21st vessel in its 'Neo66BC' wide beam shallow draught Neo series.

At 199.99m length oa, 36m moulded breadth, and38,222gt, the ship is powered by a Mitsui-MAN B&W 7S50ME-B9.3 main engine for a service speed of about 14.5 knots. With a complement of 24 persons, Draftzilla is classed by ClassNK.

It is equipped with four cranes and five cargo holds, with capacity 82,800m3-plus for loading various bulk cargoes including coal, ore and grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.

The hull form and efficient engine enable lower fuel oil consumption than a conventional Supramax bulk carrier despite its larger capacity. The new hull form allows good seakeeping and better manoeuvrability, while the hatch opening is the largest for this type of vessel in terms of both length and width.

The main engine complies with IMO Tier II NOx emissions and the vessel has tanks for low sulphur fuel oil for operation in ECAs.

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