SMC is pleased to report KEEL LAYING Ceremony in MAIZURU Shipyard Japan Marine United Corporation, Japan: of Hull No. S5082, the Second unit from the series of 2 x 82,000 DWT Bulk Carriers ordered by RB Shipping Ltd.
Vessel’s principal particulars: LOA = 229.0m, B = 32.26m, D = 20.0m, T d/s = 12.2/14.45m. Propelled by MAN B&W 6S60ME-C8.2 and developing 7,100 KW x 80.3 rpm at NCR the vessel will operate at the speed of 14.5 knots. All vessels in the series are classed by Bureau VERITAS and will be built to Marshall Islands flag requirements.
Classification notes: Bureau VERITAS, I +HULL +MACH Bulk Carrier CSR CPS (WBT) BC-A (holds 2, 4, 6 may be empty) ESP GRAB  Unrestricted navigation +VeriSTAR-HULL +AUT-UMS MON-SHAFT BWT GREEN PASSPORT INWATERSURVEY”.
Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for end of May 2016 according to contract.