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March 06 , 2009
M.V.“OXYGEN”, 56,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier Delivered
81th Ship of “Mitsui’s 56” Series With Huge Cargo Hold Capacity (over 70,000m3)
56,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier MV "OXYGEN"

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier MV “OXYGEN” (MES Hull No. 1730) at its Tamano Works to the owner VITA BETA NAVIGATION E.N.E/Niovis Shipping Co. S.A., Greece on 6th March, 2009.

This vessel is a handy-max type bulk carrier of 56,000 dwt with a huge cargo hold capacity over 70,000 m3 and marks the 81st ship of its series.

This 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier series of MES is widely called “Mitsui’s 56” and is highly appreciated in the market. More than 150 units of this series have been ordered to MES.

Principal Particulars

Length Overall 189.99 m
Length (between perpendiculars) 182.00 m
Breadth (molded) 32.26 m
Depth (molded) 17.90 m
Draft (molded) 12.55 m
Gross Tonnage 31,284tons
Deadweight 55,525 metric tons
Main Engine MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50MCC x 1 set
Maximum Continuous Output 9,480 kW x 127.0 rpm
Service Speed 14.5 knots
Complement 24 persons
Classification Society LR
Flag Greece
Date of Delivery March 06, 2009
Special Features
  • The vessel has five (5) cargo holds and four (4) cranes for handling cargo.
  • In order to load various kinds of cargo, the vessel is designed to have enough strength of tank top of cargo holds and to be suitable for efficient cargo handling.
    (a) The size of hatch opening is the largest for this type of vessel in terms of both length and width.
    (b) Each cargo hold has a sufficient clear length in order to load long pipes.
    (c) Cargo hold is well strengthened to load heavy cargo such as hot coil etc.
  • Main Engine is the latest MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50MC-C, which is a light, compact and high output engine satisfying the Environment Standards for Exhaust Gas. It has marginal output to keep enough speed (at normal service output = 75% maximum continuous output), achieving the optimum matching at normal service output.
  • Ballast water can be changed during navigation for protection of marine environment.
  • Generator engine also satisfies the IMO Standards for Environment.