Mitsui Delivers The Kepbreeze

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The 40,876-dwt bulk carrier Kepbreeze was recently delivered at the Chiba Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Tokyo, to her owner, Kepmount Shipping Private Ltd. of Singapore.

She is an energy conserving, labor-saving flush deck bulk carrier with forecastle and poop, equipped with a fuel-efficient 6L67GA type main diesel engine.

The Kepbreeze is the first of six sister vessels ordered by the same owner from MES. It is equipped with four 25-ton electrohydraulic deck cranes and electrohydraulically driven single-pull type hatch covers. Her engine room is automated and a cargo stowage computer is incorporated. Electronic navigation equipment includes Satnav and Loran C receivers.

Principal particulars of the Kepbreeze are: length o.a. 182 meters; length p.p. 174 meters; molded breadth 30 meters; molded depth 15 meters; draft, full load 11 meters; gross tonnage 21,427 tons; deadweight 40,876 metric tons; and cargo hold capacity, grain, 49,970 cubic meters.

The main engine is a Mitsui B&W 6L67GA diesel with a maximum continuous output of 11,000 hp, producing a service speed under full load (at 10,000 hp, 15% sea margin) of 14.8 knots.

The vessel is classified by Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

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