December 2, 2009 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereafter called “K” Line) is proud to announce the launching of “CORONA OPTIMUM,” an 88,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on December 2nd, 2009.

CORONA OPTIMUM is same type as “K” Line’s specialized fleet for transport of thermal coal known as the “Corona-series”. The Corona-series, which “K” Line originated and continues to develop, consists of epoch-making coal carriers equipped with wide beam and shallow draft, which are the most suitable type to enter ports of domestic Thermal Power Stations to discharge cargo.

She will be principally involved in long-term service carrying thermal coal to Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd’s Nakoso Thermal Power Station.

Vessel’s Specifications
LOA:  229.93M    
Beam: 38.00M     
Depth  19.90M      
Full Draft  13.819M     
Deadweight Tons  88,106MT
Gross Tons  48,029T
Net Tons  26,714T
Hold/Hatch  5/5

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