Mitsui 56 series

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Class overview
Builders: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding
Building: 170
Completed: 151 (January 2013)
General characteristics
Type: Bulk carrier
Tonnage: 31,000 GT
56,000 DWT
Length: 190 m (623 ft)
Beam: 32 m (105 ft)
Installed power: MAN-B&W 6S50MC-C (9,070 kW)
Propulsion: Single shaft; fixed-pitch propeller
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)
Capacity: Hold capacity 70,000 m3 (2,500,000 cu ft)

The 56 series is a series of cargo ships built by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding.

As of January 2013, 151 ships have been built and 170 ordered. The 151st was delivered to New Blossom Maritime S.A.[1] They are built at Mitsui's Tamano and Chiba shipyards.[2]

Design[edit]

The ships are bulk carriers, 189.99m long overall[3] (182m between perpendiculars) with 56,000 dwt and approximately 31000gt. Hold volume is over 70,000m³, divided between five cargo holds with four cranes.[4] Main engines are generally MAN B&W 6S50MC-C low-speed diesels. Service speed is 14.5 knots.[5]

Ships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Mitsui tanker delivery". The Motorship. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "100 deliveries of "Mitsui’s 56" series". Schiff&Hafen. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "MES completes KEN WAVE, 56,000DWT bulk carrier" (PDF). No. 339 Feb. - Mar. 2010. Sea-Japan. p. 3. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "56,000 DWT Bulk Carrier Delivered". Marinelink. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mitsui 56s keep rolling off the production line". The Motorship. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013.