VLCC ' N ew Venture7 Delivered By Ariake Works Of Hitachi Zosen

The New Venture, a 277,083-dwt VLCC, was recently completed by Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen. It was then christened and delivered to the owner, New Dynasty Shipping Inc.

This tanker is the first of its size to be developed by Hitachi Zosen. It is designed to carry two million barrels of cargo oil and cruise with minimal resistance and high fuel efficiency.

The design has a new, simplified hull structure that eliminates the center girder. The vessel is equipped with the super stream duct, a nozzle developed by Hitachi Zosen, in front of the propeller and is fitted with a large bulbous bow for better propulsion efficiency.

The vessel is powered by an HZ B&W 6S80MC type diesel engine which gives a cruising speed of 14.3 knots.

The cargo oil lines in the tanks are arranged to allow loading of three grades of crude oil and are highly corrosion-resistant coated. The self-stripping system allows for shorter loading periods and manpower savings.

Both the cargo oil and ballast tanks are equipped with remote-control level gauges so that the levels in the tanks can be monitored in the cargo control room.

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