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September 16 , 2009
M.V. “NORD PROGRESS”, 56,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier
with Huge Cargo Hold Capacity(over 70,000m3)
Ship of “Mitsui’s 56” Series Delivered by MES
56,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier MV "NORD PROGRESS"

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. "NORD PROGRESS" (MES Hull No. 1782) at its Chiba Works on 16th September, 2009 to NORDEN Shipping (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Singapore.

This vessel is a handy-max type bulk carrier of 56,000 dwt with a huge cargo hold capacity over 70,000m3. 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 from MES.

Principal Particulars
Length Overall 189.99 m
Length (between perpendiculars) 182.00 m
Breadth (molded) 32.25 m
Depth (molded) 18.10 m
Draft (molded) 12.69 m
Gross Tonnage 31,759
Deadweight 56,119 metric tons
Main Engine MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50MC-C x 1 set
Maximum Continuous Output 9,070 kW x 125.0 rpm
Service Speed abt. 14.5 knots
Complement 26 persons
Classification Society NK
Flag Singapore
Date of Delivery September 16, 2009
Special Features
  • The vessel is designed in accordance with IACS Common Structural Rules. As a result, structural safety and operational flexibility are improved. The vessel is designed to have the following same features as “Mitsui’s 56” ;
    (a)Good manageable size of 56,000 dwt at the summer draft
    (b)Length and draft in consideration for accessibility to world main ports
    (c)Low Fuel Oil Consumption based on good propulsive performance
  • 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.
    (d)Out fitting arrangement on upper deck and strength of hatch cover is well designed for loading packaged lumber.
  • The vessel is designed in accordance with IACS URS25 so that loading flexibility has been secured and structural safety has been improved.
  • Main Engine is MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50MC-C, which is a light, compact and high output engine complying with MARPOL NOx restriction for exhaust gas. It has good enough power margin to provide a high degree of flexibility (at normal service output = 75% maximum continuous output) and the lowest fuel oil consumption shall be realized by the optimum matching at normal service output.
  • Ballast water can be changed during navigation for protection of marine environment.
  • Generator engines also comply with MARPOL NOx restriction for exhaust gas.