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Monday, November 16, 2020 

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding has delivered an 87,000 dwt bulk carrier, 'OCEAN GOLD' (Hull No 1988) from its Chiba Shipyard to Ocean Gold Pte Ltd of Singapore.

This is the first ship of the 'neo87BC' design, and the seventh Eco-Ship in the yard's 'neo series' line-up. While focusing on the grain trade, especially in shallow-water ports in the North and South American continental rivers, the vessel is capable of handling coal, iron ore, and bauxite. It is equipped with multiple fuel oil tanks allowing switching of fuel oil. The hull is designed for energy saving and high transport efficiency.

Ocean Gold is the first neo series to apply the Harmonised Common Structural Rules (H-CSR), while compliance with the SOLAS Noise Code contributes to an improved crew environment.

Principal Particulars are: length overall 228.99m, breadth (moulded) 36.94m, depth (moulded) 19.95m, gross tonnage 48,245, deadweight 87,635. The main engine is an electronically controlled Tier III-compliant Mitsui-MAN B&W 6S60ME-C10.5-HPSCR, giving a service speed of 14.5 knots. The vessel is classed by ClassNK and will fly the Singapore flag.

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