Tokyo - August 16, 2021
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it delivered the bulk carrier WORLD PROSPER, with a capacity of 82,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8069, NACKS hull No. NE342), for ASTRAEA MARITIME S.A. at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS), which is located in Nantong City, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping).
Features and principal particulars of the vessel are as described below.
1. The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and seven holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal and the other products.
2. The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, high propulsive efficiency propellers, and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), which all contribute to the vessel's enhanced propulsion performance.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. press release