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December 2, 2009
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Launching of "CORONA OPTIMUM" for Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereafter called "K" Line) is proud to announce the launching of "CORONA OPTIMUM," an 88,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on December 2nd, 2009.

CORONA OPTIMUM is same type as "K" Line's specialized fleet for transport of thermal coal known as the "Corona-series". The Corona-series, which "K" Line originated and continues to develop, consists of epoch-making coal carriers equipped with wide beam and shallow draft, which are the most suitable type to enter ports of domestic Thermal Power Stations to discharge cargo.

She will be principally involved in long-term service carrying thermal coal to Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd's Nakoso Thermal Power Station.

Vessel's Specifications

LOA 229.93M Deadweight Tons 88,106MT
Beam 38.00M Gross Tons 48,029T
Depth 19.90M Net Tons 26,714T
Full Draft 13.819M Hold/Hatch 5/5

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