155th MES Handymax delivered

18 Apr 2013
MES has now delivered 155 of its Mitsui 56 class bulker

MES has now delivered 155 of its Mitsui 56 class bulker

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding of Japan says it has handed over ‘Ionic Smyrni’, the 155th ship in its Mitsui 56 series of 56,000dwt Handymax bulk carriers, to its owners.

The ship, which features a 70,000 m³ cargo capacity, was built at the MES Tamano works. The design is 189.99m length oa, 32.25m wide, and of 31,770gt. MES’ current orderbook for this class stands at 170 vessels.

Ionic Smyrni is classed by NK, in accordance with the IACS common structural rules, and will sail under the Marshall Islands flag. The ship is powered by a Mitsui-MAN B&W 6S50MC-C8.2 main engine, rated 9,070 kW x 125rpm, and optimised for lowest fuel consumption at 75% MCR.

The Mitsui 56 class has five cargo holds and four cranes, with the holds strengthened for heavy cargo. The hatch covers are of sufficient size to allow flexibility of cargo type, with clear length in each hold to allow loading of long pipes.

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