m.t. KYOKUSHIN MARU

5,000TDW WHITE PRODUCT TANKER BUILT 1995

SHOWCASING AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES TO MODERNIZE COASTAL SHIPPING

KYOKUSHIN MARU was planned on a clear concept of modernizing coastal tankers. The owners, Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd., proposed us the following policies before placing the order ;

  • Improve the working environment for the crew and make the workplace more attractive to the younger generation and women.
  • Promote labor saving and realize vessels that can be operated with a smaller workforce.
  • On the other hand, the utmost care should be taken to ensure that rationalization does not sacrifice safety.

To achieve the objective, the tanker was implemented with a high level of equipment that would never have been considered for conventional coastal vessels, including fully automatic cargo handling system with automatic/remote valve control ; joystick, CPP and bow thrusters to improve maneuverability and safety ; and engine monitoring and automation system. In order to improve the crew's living environment, thorough efforts were also made to reduce noise and vibration.

If you understand Japanese, please watch the video at the bottom of this page, "Toward the Modernization of Coastal Tankers," which explains in full the background of the birth of this vessel. You can clearly see how seriously Asahi Tanker and Kyokuyo worked together on this project.

KYOKUSHIN MARU may have been the catalyst for our trend toward building advanced coastal ships that would lead to SSS-bowed container carrier NATORI or high-tech cement carriers KIYOYASU MARU and YUTAKA MARU NO.8.

kyokushin maru plan

LEADING PATICULARS

  • 4,999tdw White Product Tanker
  • LOA x BM x DM : 106 x 15.5 x 7.7m
  • NK NS*MNS* MO-B
  • Cargo´╝ÜWhite Petrol Product 5,500m3
  • Fully Automatic Cargo Handling System with Remote/Automatic Valve Control Point
  • INS, Steering with Joistick Controller, Bridge with 360-degree visibility
  • Schilling Rudder, Controllable Pitch Propeller and Bow Thruster for Better Maneuverability in Port
  • Automation Systems, including Central Monitoring System Point
  • Accommodation Area that Are 30% Larger Than Conventional Designs, with Reduced Noise and Vibration Point
  • Hitachi B&W 5L35MC 4,400PS
  • Service Speed (Laden) 13.9 Knots
  • Completed in September, 1995

VIDEO GALLERY

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FEATURED COASTAL SHIPS

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FIRST SSS-BOWED CEMENT CARRIER FULL OF HIGH-TECH FEATURES

KIYOYASU MARU

12,000TDW SSS-B CEMENT CARRIER BLT 2016

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Large Coastal SSS-B Feeder that Rewrote Common Sense

NATORI

540TEU SSS-B CONTAINER CARRIER BUILT 2016

SOY - Category Winner
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MODERN LABOR-SAVING CEMENT CARRIER WITH HYBRID CARGO HANDLING SYSTEM

YUTAKA MARU NO.8

4,300TDW CEMENT CARRIER BLT 2013

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SHOWCASING AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES TO MODERNIZE COASTAL SHIPPING

KYOKUSHIN MARU

5,000TDW WHITE PRODUCT TANKER BUILT 1995

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PILLAR-FREE LARGE COASTAL RORO WITH 20KNOTS SPEED

YUTOKU MARU

4,800TDW RORO CARGO BUILT 1995

SHIPBUILDING NEWS

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ON A SUNNY DAY AT THE END OF THE RAINY SEASON

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THANKFUL TO WORK WITH YOU

A Message from Hiromichi Aiba, New Senior Managing Director

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NEWS 309 : JULY 2023

NAVIGATE FURTHER...

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SHIPS WE HAVE BUILT
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KYOKUYO'S CUSTOM-DESIGNED SHIPS
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KYOKUYO'S DESIGN CAPABILITIES
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SSS-BOW OR SEMI-SPHERICAL-SHAPED BOW
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WHY KYOKUYO?
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ABOUT KYOKUYO
Builder of Advanced Merchant Ships

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