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April 5, 2004
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Launching of "Corona Kingdom" for Tokyo Electric Power Company

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereafter called "K" Line) is proud to announce the launching of "Corona Kingdom," an 88,000 DWT-type coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on April 5, 2004 and the naming ceremony taking place on the same day with Managing Director of Tokyo Electric Power Company, Mr. Shirakawa and his wife as the ship's sponsor. As a dedicated vessel for Tokyo Electric Power Company, she will be principally involved in long-term service carrying coal to their thermal power stations in Hitachinaka, Hirono and Souma. The name "Corona Kingdom" derives from "Corona" which is the symbol of "K" Line's specialized fleet for transport of thermal coal known as the "Corona-series", and from "Kingdom" which conveys the symbol of the reputable status established by the "Corona-series" in the field of thermal coal transportation.

Vessel's Specification

Loa 229.93M Deadweight Tons 88,233MT
Beam 38.00M Gross Tons 48,032T
Depth 19.90M Net Tons 26,714T
Full Draft 13.819M Hold/Hatch 5/5

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 plants to discharge cargo. With this new deployment, the Corona-series will now consist of 9 carriers, and by the further increase of 2 new buildings in the 1st half of 2007 to respond to the demand for this type of vessel to carry thermal coal, the series will total 11 carriers, which will provide annualized transport capacity of 13 million tons and ensure customers of a steady and reliable thermal coal transport service with maximum safety.

[Corona-series Fleet List]

Name of Vessel Deadweight Tons Built Year Shipyard
CORONA ACE 77,447 1994 Kawasaki Heavy Industries
CORONA DYNAMIC 77,283 1998 Kawasaki Heavy Industries
CORONA EMBLEM 77,302 1998 Kawasaki Heavy Industries
CORONA FRONTIER 88,291 2000 Imabari Shipbuilding
CORONA GARLAND 88,222 2000 Imabari Shipbuilding
CORONA HORIZON 88,315 2000 Imabari Shipbuilding
CORONA INFINITY 88,233 2002 Imabari Shipbuilding
CORONA JOYFUL 88,233 2003 Imabari Shipbuilding
CORONA KINGDOM 88,233 2004 Imabari Shipbuilding
CORONA L T.B.N. 83,000 2007 Oshima Shipbuilding
CORONA M T.B.N. 88,000 2007 Imabari Shipbuilding


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