Mitsui delivers bulk carrier MV Ionic Unicorn

29 March 2016 (Last Updated March 29th, 2016 18:30)

Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES) has completed and delivered a bulk carrier MV IONIC UNICORN at its Chiba Works to Ionic Unicorn, Marshall Islands.

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Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES) has completed and delivered a bulk carrier MV IONIC UNICORN at its Chiba Works to Ionic Unicorn, Marshall Islands.

The newly delivered vessel is the 11th of their neo60BC series and the third eco-ship line up of their neo series.

The ship spans across a length of 199.99m and has a breadth of 32.25m.

Propelled by a Mitsui-Man B&W Diesel Engine 6S50ME-B9.3, the vessel can achieve a speed of about 14.5k.

The engine is compliant with MARPOL NOx restriction (Tier-II) for exhaust gas emissions and is said to foster fuel efficiency during operation.

The vessel is fitted with four cranes and five cargo holds. She is outfitted with a panamax beam which imparts compatibility into the neo56 series of ships across ports and trade routes.

The ship has the capability to ferry various cargoes ranging from coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy or heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.

The design of the bow and stern enables the ship’s operational continuity during rough sea weather, as well as normal sea conditions and facilitates better maneuverability.

"The ship has the capability to ferry various cargoes ranging from coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy or heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil."

The ship is said to feature the largest size of hatch opening in terms of both length and breadth.

It is also fitted with low sulfur fuel oil tanks, while operating in Emission Control Areas (ECA) with a view of the restriction implemented by the International Maritime Organisation on SOx emission.

The ship’s design is aligned with international association of classification societies common structural rules for bulk carriers.

Last year, MES delivered the second ship of the neo60BC series christened as MV Phoenix Rising.


Image: An image of the newly delivered vessel MV Ionic Unicorn. Photo: courtesy of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.,ltd.