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MOL TAKES DELIVERY OF WOODCHIP VESSEL

MOL TAKES DELIVERY OF WOODCHIP VESSEL

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of a 210m long wood chip carrier, named 'Vanguardia', with a cargo capacity of about 120,000m3, from Oshima Shipbuilding.

MOL will operate the vessel, which will transport wood chips for Daio Paper Corporation of Tokyo. The vessel is equipped with a SOx scrubber and Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) and in pre-compliance with the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) phase 3. The ship's environmental specifications are in line with  the MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1, and include the Seaworthy Bow (a bow shape that reduces the decline in vessel speed during adverse weather) and Advanced Flipper Fins (energy-saving equipment to improve propulsion efficiency)which are Oshima Shipbuilding's technologies, Advanced Control for Ecology (ACE), an efficient hull shape with an improved stern form, and Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF) in addition to adopting an electronically controlled engine and low-friction bottom paint.

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