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					                                                                                                                              No. 281 June - July 2000

    The Ship of The Year 99 Award given to Sunflower
             Tomakomai and Hokkaido Maru
               —Associated awards go to P&O Nedlloyd Southampton, etc.—
   The Society of Naval Architects of Ja-
pan (SNAJ) has selected the Sunflower
Tomakomai and Hokkaido Maru, high-
speed coasting ferries built by Mitsubishi
Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), as The
Ship of The Year ’99. The society also se-
lected the P&O Nedlloyd Southampton,
a very large container carrier built by Ish-
ikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co.,
Ltd. (IHI), for associated awards, which
were also given to two racing yachts
(JPN44 Ashura and JPN52 Idaten) built
for the America’s Cup 2000.
   Sunflower Tomakomai and Hokkaido
Maru are now operated by Blue High-
way Line Co., Ltd. and Kawasaki Kinkai                      Hokkaido Maru (above) and Sunflower Tomakomai (below)
Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., respectively. These ferries are sister
ships of the 12,520GT roll-on and roll-off type.
   The two ships can carry 200 8.5m-long-body trucks and
46 ordinary passenger automobiles. The truck carrying
capacity is increased by 25%, compared with the conven-
tional ferry of this class.
   The service speed of both ships is 30kt, greatly reduc-
ing the time required for the route from previous 30 hours
to 20 hours. For efficient vehicle handling, pillarless car
decks are employed and two large rampways, one for the
lower car decks at the starboard bow and the other for the
upper car decks at the starboard stern, are provided, al-
lowing simultaneous roll-on and roll-off of vehicles at the Depth, molded:                                      10.43m
upper and lower decks.                                        Draught:         6.80m at full load; 5.14m at light load
   These facilities have greatly reduced port hours. Thus, Speed, service:                                      30.00kt
a daily service is possible between Tomakomai in Hokkaido Complement:              32 (crew: 18; drivers: 12; others: 2)
and Tokyo. These features are the reasons for the award. Vehicle carrying capacity
   Principal particulars                                                          Large truck (12m long) x 161 units
Gross tonnage:                                     12,520t                                       Truck (9m) x 2 units
Deadweight:                                          5,618t                    Passenger cars (4.5m long) x 46 units
Length, o.a.:                                     199.00m Main engines:NKK-S.E.M.T. Pielstick 18PC4-2B x 2 units
Length, b.p.:                                     187.70m Max. output:                       32,400ps x 2 (47,660kW)
Width, molded:                                     24.50m                                       (Continued on page 2)
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        Hitachi Zosen completes 99th Panamax type bulker
   Hitachi Zosen Corp. (HZ) delivered
the 75,122DWT Panamax bulk car-
rier, Antzouletta (HN: 4949), to Power
Transportation Corp. of Liberia at the
HZ Maizuru Works on Apr. 26.
   The Antzouletta is the fourth Pan-
amax Jumbo, which is an improved
version of the Hitachi Panamax Op-
tima with the largest standardized
economic hull form. The vessel is also
the 99th Panamax bulker built by
Hitachi Zosen and has a larger cargo
hold capacity than the previous stan-
dard Optima series.
   The Hitachi Zosen-MAN B&W
6S60MC (Mk VI) diesel engine is used
as the main engine for fuel saving. The
Hitachi Zosen Super Stream Duct is        98/EC to machinery.                           B&W 6S60MC (MK-6) x 1 unit
also attached to the stern to increase       Principal particulars                    MCR: 14,610ps x 99.0rpm
propulsion efficiency and decrease fuel   L (o.a.) x B x D x d (full load): 217.00m   Speed, max. trial: 17.00kt
consumption.                                 x 32.20m x 19.15m x 13.82m               Complement: 31
   The vessel is the second to apply      DWT/GT: 75,122t/39,783t                     Classification: LRS
the Marine Equipment Directive 96/        Main engine: Hitachi Zosen MAN

The Ship of The Year 99 Award             rier. The carrier is one of four sister     12RTA96C engine with the world’s
Associated award goes                     ships including the P&O Nedlloyd            largest output of 65,880kW
                                          Rotterdam (July ’98), P&O Nedlloyd          (89,570ps).
   to P&O Nedlloyd                        Kobe (Sept. ’98), and P&O Nedlloyd              The ships can make the Japan-
     Southampton                          Kowloon (Dec. ’98).                         Europe voyage in about 24 days. P&O
   The P&O Nedlloyd Southampton              The carriers are 300m long and           Nedlloyd container carriers are de-
(delivered in May 1998) has received      42.8m wide, and have capacities of          signed with the concept of faster trans-
the associated award due to its supe-     6,690TEUs, the largest container car-       port for many more containers, and
rior features evaluated by the selec-     riers ever built in Japan. The service      to carry a variety of container types,
tion committee as advanced design         speed of the ships is about 24.5kts,        including 20 foot, 40 foot, 45 foot, and
and construction of a container car-      propelled by the new DU-Sulzer              the longer types.
                                          P&O Nedlloyd Southampton (insert)               The carriers are designed to carry
                                                    and P&O Nedlloyd Kobe             45ft containers on the lashing bridge.
                                                                                      Therefore, the strength of the bridge
                                                                                      is reinforced based on analyses using
                                                                                      FEM to cope with displacement of the
                                                                                          Principal particulars
                                                                                      Length, o.a.:                   299.9m
                                                                                      Width, mld.:                      42.8m
                                                                                      Depth, mld.:                      24.4m
                                                                                      Draught, mld.:                 14.035m
                                                                                      Gross tonnage:                  80,942t
                                                                                      Deadweight:                     88,669t
                                                                                      Main engine: DU-Sulzer 12RTA96C
                                                                                          diesel x 1 unit
                                                                                      Output:           65,880kW (89,570ps)
                                                                                      Complement:                           32
                                                                                      Service speed:                   24.5kt
                                                                                      Classification:                     LRS
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  Panamax bulker, Capstone, completed at MES Chiba Works
   Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding        and seven-hatch arrangement pro-         7S50MCC with low fuel consumption
Co., Ltd. (MES) has delivered the           vides a larger capacity of 89,000m3      performance for energy saving. The
75,595DWT Panamax bulk carrier,             than the previous Panamax bulkers.       Mitsui Integrated Propeller Boss
Capstone (HN: 1474), for Fair Wind          Super-wide hatch openings are used       (MIPB) is also installed to increase
Navigation S. A. at the MES Chiba           to facilitate cargo handling work.       propulsion efficiency.
Works.                                      Ballasting work is facilitated using        The IACS UR for Bulk Carrier
   The capacity of 75,595DWT is the         two 1,500m3/hr ballast pumps.            Safety is applied, emphasizing water-
largest among the Panamax bulkers.             The main engine uses the latest       tight bulkheads, double bottom, and
Superior hull form with a seven-hold        model of Mitsui-MAN B&W                  longitudinals to ensure protection
                                                                                     from flooding.
                                                                                        Special reinforcement of mooring
                                                                                     equipment is designed to secure safety
                                                                                     in cargo unloading even at ports fac-
                                                                                     ing the Japan Sea, the conditions at
                                                                                     which become severe and rough in the
                                                                                        Principal particulars
                                                                                     L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 225.00m x 32.26m
                                                                                        x 19.25m x 13.90m
                                                                                     DWT/GT: 75,595t/39,996t
                                                                                     Main engine: Mitsui-MAN B&W
                                                                                        7S50MCC diesel x 1 unit
                                                                                     MCR: 9,120KW x 105rpm
                                                                                     Speed, service: 14.67kt (NSR)            º
                                                                                     Complement: 25
                                                                                     Classification: NK

            IHI delivers bulker Obeliks to Panamanian owner
   Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy In-            and deck machinery. Ballasting op-       GT/DWT: 83,850t/170,700t
dustries Co., Ltd. (IHI) has completed      eration is easy due to independent       Main engine: DU-Sulzer 6RTA72 die-
construction of the 170,700DWT bulk         main and stripping lines, and hold ac-     sel x 1 unit
carrier, Obeliks, for H Corp. S. A. of      cess complies with AWWF.                 Output: 16,040kW
Panama at the IHI Kure Shipyard.               Principal particulars                 Speed, service: 14.8kt (trial)
The carrier is now servicing coal and       L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 278.10m x 45.00m   Classification: NK
iron ore transport.                            x 23.80m x 17.60m                     Completion: Apr. 28, 2000
   The vessel is the Dunkerquemax
type, the major ship type of the Cape-
size carriers, with nine cargo holds
totaling 186,668m3. IHI has already
built 11 such bulk carriers at its Kure
   The Obeliks is also designed, like
other sister ships in service, to display
excellent speed-power performance
due to employment of the IHI LV-Fin
(low viscous fin). Energy saving is
achieved by reduced air resistance
using the slender superstructure to-
gether with an energy-saving type
slow-speed diesel engine.
   Simple and easy operation and
maintenance are taken into account
for the engine room equipment (M0)
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           NKK delivers Cape Daisy to Panamanian owner
   NKK Corp. has delivered the 172,502DWT Capesize
bulker, Cape Daisy (HN: 195), constructed at its Tsu Works
to Manel Shipping Co., Ltd. of Panama. The carrier is the
17th Capesize (170 BC type) bulker built by NKK.
   The Cape Daisy, which is designed to transport iron
ore, coal, and grain, has nine holds and nine hatches pro-
viding 191,720m3 cargo hold capacity and has an aft en-
gine and aft bridge.
   The engine room conforms with the NK M0 (man zero)
specification. The NKK Surf Bulb is adopted to decrease
energy consumption. Safe navigation is ensured by such
installations as Auto Pilot, Radar with ARPA, GPS sys-
tem, and GMDSS radio system.                                 Speed, service: 14.55kt
   Principal particulars                                     Classification: NK, M0
L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 289.00m x 45.00m x 24.10m x 17.78m     Cargo hold capacity (max.): 191,720m3
DWT/GT: 172,502t/87,322t                                     Complement: 28
Main engine: MES MAN B&W 6S70MC Mark 6 x 1 unit              Completion: April 13, 2000

       Sanoyas completes large Panamax bulker, Seafarer
                                                             Cargo capacity (grain): 89,250m3
                                                             Speed, service:     14.5kt
                                                             Classification: BV
                                                             Complement: 25

                                                             IHI obtains               Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy In-
                                                                                    dustries Co., Ltd. (IHI) recently ac-
                                                             ISO 9001               quired the ISO 9001 Certificate from
                                                             certificate            Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance
                                                             from LRQA              Ltd. (LRQA) of London for IHI Ship
                                                             for ship               Model Basin operation including tests
                                                             model basin            and experiments on vessels and off-
                                                                                    shore structures.
                                                                 LRQA is an authorization organization internationally
   Sanoyas Hisino Meisho Corp. (Sanoyas) has completed       recognized for its issuing of certificates related to ship con-
the 75,506DWT bulk carrier, Seafarer (HN: 1178), for ST.     struction and R&D operation.
Vincent Shipping, Inc. at the Sanoyas Mizushima Works.           The certificate covers tank tests using the IHI Ship
   The Seafarer is the fourth Sanoyas 75,000DWT type         Model Basin including model manufacturing for ships and
Panamax bulker with the maximum beam permitted to            offshore structures, and IHI is now registered on the cer-
pass through the Panama Canal.                               tification lists of both the United Kingdom Accreditation
                                                             Service (UKAS) and Japan Accreditation Board for Con-
   The cargo space is divided into seven cargo holds with
                                                             formity Assessment (JAB).
topside tanks and hopper bottoms.
                                                                 The IHI Ship Model Basin consists of a seakeeping and
   Hydraulic, motor-driven, side-rolling hatch covers are    maneuvering tank, towing model tank, cavitation tank,
used, and hatch openings are maximized to facilitate cargo   and model manufacturing shop. Using these facilities, a
handling.                                                    variety of model tests are carried out on ships, propellers,
   The Seafarer is a highly economical Panamax bulker        offshore structures and marine equipment.
having the largest deadweight and excellent propulsion
   Principal particulars
L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 225.00m x 32.26m x 19.30m x 13.995m
DWT/GT: 75,706t/38,818t
Main engine: Kawasaki MAN-B&W 7S50MC-C diesel x 1
MCR: 12,700ps
   Industry News in Brief                                                                  No. 281 June - July Page 5

   1st IHI main engine diagnosis                                tween the diagrams. In this way, the congruence method
                                                                gives the solution in a short period of time without diver-
         system introduced                                      gence. The information can be added to the information
    —New inference method applied to diagnosis—                 table, allowing the system to become more intelligent.
    IEM Co., Ltd., an affiliate of Ishikawajima-Harima             The system is applicable to direct injection diesel en-
Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) has developed a ship main      gines (including 2 cycle and 4 cycle) with a speed below
engine diagnosis system (IEM-MEDUSA). The system can            1,200rpm. IEM will market the system for both marine
judge whether the state of main engine operation is nor-        and land diesel engines.
                                                                   (Note: This study has been supported from the Technology Devel-
mal or not. If abnormal, the system can infer multiple          opment Fund of the Ship and Ocean Foundation and the fund was
causes from the quantitative analysis. The first IEM-ME-        instituted by donations from the Nippon Foundation derived from
DUSA will be installed on a new training ship to be owned       motorboat racing as well as in cooperation with Tokyo University of
by Tokyo University of Fisheries, which will replace an         Mercantile Marine and Marine Technical College)
old ship. The ship is now under construction at Mitsui
Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.                             MES delivers diesel power plant
    The system uses P-θ diagrams for engine diagnosis,
showing changes in the inner pressure of cylinders (P) in             barge to Sri Lanka
relation to the crank angle (θ). Accurate diagnosis of the
operating status based on the P-θ diagrams requires ex-
perts with long experience and good knowledge. The sys-
tem, however, allows reading of P-θ diagrams irrespective
of individual differences in diagnosis capability.
    The system uses an engine model called clone engine to
provide standard references for diagnosis. A clone engine
(model engine), which has the same performance as the
engine to be diagnosed, is created in a computer.
    A P-θ diagram is created from the actual measurements
of the operating engine and is loaded into the computer.
An estimated P-θ diagram is calculated using the clone
engine under the same operating conditions.                                         The diesel power plant at Colombo Port
    These measured and estimated P-θ diagrams are su-
perimposed to check if they are exactly congruent with             Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) has
each other. If so, the operation is normal. If there is any     delivered a diesel power plant barge to an independent
difference between these diagrams, the operation is ab-         power producer (IPP) under a power purchase agreement
normal. The source of the abnormality can be estimated          (PPA) with Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). The order for
from the position and magnitude of the difference.              the barge was received by MES through Kawasho Corpo-
    In this system, the congruence method has been estab-       ration (Kawasho), a Japanese trading house.
lished as a new inference system. The measured and esti-           The diesel power plant barge was shipped from Japan
mated P-θ diagrams are superimposed, and the difference         on April 2 and arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 15.
is minimized by an artificial intelligence type inferring en-   The barge was moored at its berth within Colombo Port.
gine. Information about an abnormality is collected from        Commercial operation will start in July 2000.
the position and magnitude of the difference.                      Aimed at resolving a shortage of electricity supply in
    Based on the information, the system carries out the        Sri Lanka, the PPA is for the construction of the barge
reasoning process to finally establish the congruence be-       and sale of 60 MW of electricity to CEB, in a Build, Own,
                                                                Operate (BOO) Scheme. Colombo Power (Private) Lim-
                                                                ited was established by MES and Kawasho for the project
                                                                implementation as a IPP company.
                                                                   MES is responsible for construction of the barge, and
                                                                MES and Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor
                                                                A/S will jointly undertake operation and maintenance
                                                                during the PPA period of 15 years. Kawasho sponsored
                                                                50% of equity and secured supplier’s credit from JBIC for
                                                                the barge construction.
                                                                   The plant consists of four-low speed diesel engines (Mit-
                                                                sui-MAN B&W 12K50MC-S type). The barge measures
                                                                62.4m in length, 36m in width, and 36m in height, and
                                                                was built by Sasebo Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
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     Berge Tokyo                          Pacific Logger                                Jin Hui
                                      Owner: Delphic Shipping (BVI) Ltd.
                                      Builder: The Hakodate Dock Co.,
                                      Hull No.: 778
                                      Ship type: Bulk carrier
                                      L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 176.82m x
                                        29.40m x 13.50m x 9.56m
                                      DWT/GT: 31,877t/19,717t
                                      Main engine: Mitsubishi              Owner: Sumitomo Corp.
Owner: Bergesen D.Y. ASA
                                        6UEC52LA diesel x 1 unit           Builder: Oshima Shipbuilding Co.,
Builder: Hitachi Zosen Corp.
                                      Speed, service: 14.2kt                 Ltd.
Hull No.: 4966
                                      Classification: NK                   Hull No.: 10258
Ship type: D/H VLCC
                                      Completion: Apr. 7, 2000             Ship type: Bulk carrier
L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 332.95m x
                                                                           L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 189.99m x
  60.00m x 29.55m x 21.10m
                                                                             32.26m x 16.67m x 11.898m
DWT/GT: 298,677t/159,397t
                                                                           DWT/GT: 50,777t/17,597t
Main engine: HZ-MAN B&W
                                                                           Main engine: Sulzer 6RTA48TB die-
  7S80MC diesel x 1 unit
                                                                             sel x 1 unit
Speed, service: 16.0kt
                                                                           Speed, service: 14.5kt
Classification: ABS
                                                                           Classification: ABS
Completion: Apr. 28, 2000
                                                                           Completion: June 2, 2000

   Hermes Island                           Wan Hai 232                              Kookaburra
                                      Owner: Wan Hai Lines Ltd.
                                      Builder: Naikai Zosen Corp.
                                      Hull No.: 653
                                      Ship type: Container carrier
                                      L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 191.45m x
                                        28.00m x 14.10m x 9.50m
                                      DWT/GT: 21,008t/17,751t
                                      Main engine: HZ-MAN B&W
Owner: Himawari Shipping                7S60MC-C diesel x 1 unit
  (Panama) S. A.                      Speed, service: 21.0kt               Owner: Misuga S. A.
Builder: Mitsui Engineering & Ship-   Classification: ABS, CR              Builder: Sanoyas Hishino Meisho
  building Co., Ltd.                  Completion: Apr. 20, 2000              Corp.
Hull No.: 1483                                                             Hull No.: 1174
Ship type: Bulk carrier                                                    Ship type: Bulk carrier
L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 225.00m x                                            L (o.a.) x B x D x d: 225.00m x
  32.26m x 19.25m x 13.90m                                                   32.26m x 19.30m x 13.994m
DWT/GT: 75,615t/39,996t                                                    DWT/GT: 75,607t/38,802t
Main engine: MES MAN B&W                                                   Main engine: DU-Sulzer 7RTA48T
  7S50MC-C x 1 unit                                                          diesel x 1 unit
Speed, service: 14.5kt                                                     Speed, service: 14.5kt
Classification: NK                                                         Classification: ABS
Completion: May 23, 2000                                                   Completion: May 9, 2000

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