Kyokuyo Shipyard - Naming & Delivery of Yutaka Maru No.8
Kyokuyo Shipyard - Naming & Delivery of Yutaka Maru No.8

News 165 : Joining Together For Cement Carrier - Naming and Delivery Ceremonies for Yutaka Maru No.8

Kyokuyo's last newbuilding ship in the fiscal year 2012 (which ends on March 31) was a cement carrier of 4,300tdw, code-named S-510. The naming and delivery ceremonies took place on March 29, after 'consecration' ceremony on the previous day.

Kyokuyo Shipyard - Naming & Delivery of S510 Kyokuyo Shipyard - Naming & Delivery of S510

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For the builder, she is the first cement carrier since about 10 years. Many new technologies have been implemented on S510. Let us introduce some !

  • Hybrid cargo handling system comprising 1,000tph mechanical loading, 600tph mechanical discharging and 400tph pneumatic discharging systems
  • A bow thruster, a schilling rudder and slipping clutch system ensuring excellent maneuverability in port and narrow waters
  • Energy-saving fins for better propulsion efficiency
  • Air compressor (for cargo discharging) and shaft-generator driven by power taken off from the front-end of main engine
  • Speed-up gearbox with omega clutch allowing to run main generators and shaft generator continuously in parallel, irrespective of the main engine's revolution state
  • One-man bridge type console, electronic navigation chart display, GPS and 23" monitor radar being fitted on the bridge
  • Integrated cargo and machinery monitor/controller in the engine room
  • Equipment based on unmanned (M0) standard for crew's burden reduction and safer navigation
  • Multiple cameras/monitors for remote monitoring
  • and many more, all reflecting the feedbacks and requests from the owner and superintendents.
Kyokuyo Shipyard - Naming & Delivery of S510 Kyokuyo Shipyard - Naming & Delivery of S510

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More than 20 guests were invited by the owner for the ceremonies. S-510 was named "Yutaka Maru No. 8" by Mr. Yutaka Aso, president of the cargo owner Aso Cement Co., Ltd.. When the tethering rope was elegantly cut by a beloved daughter of Mr. Shunsuke Tsurumaru, president of the ship's operator Tsurumaru Shipping Co., Ltd., the newly-built vessel was handed over to the new owner amid a wave of applause.

Kyokuyo Shipyard - Naming & Delivery of S510 Kyokuyo Shipyard - Naming & Delivery of S510

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NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS
We will be closed as marked in the calendar below for "Golden Week" national holidays starting at the end of April.
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After short tour onboard the cement carrier, the luncheon reception was held at Shimonoseki Grand Hotel in the city's downtown. The guests, owners and us gave a big hand to Yutaka Maru No.8 once again - when she appeared in sight through the banquet-room windows and passed before our eyes.

We wish the ship, her crew, owners and cargo owners safe journeys and many successful years operation ! [2013/04/08]

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