February 5, 2009
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Launching of "TOHOKU MARU" for Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereafter called "K" Line) is proud to announce the launching of "TOHOKU MARU," an 88,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Marugame Shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan on February 2nd, 2009.
TOHOKU MARU 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 Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.'s Thermal Power Stations.