On May 11, NYK accepted delivery of the Taharoa Destiny, a new 175,000 DWT class vessel dedicated to the transport of iron sand slurry from New Zealand.
Never heard of an iron sand slurry ship? Nor had we.
Essentially, a pipeline from shore is used to load this vessel by pumping the iron sand slurry into the vessel cargo holds. After the loading operation is completed, the water in the hold is discharged before the ship sails from port.
This is the only vessel in the world designed to load iron sand slurry and thus requires advanced operating and loading/discharging technique and know-how.
- Length Overall: 290.40 meters
- Breadth: 45.00 meters
- Designed Draft: 18.20 meters
- Gross Tonnage: 90,267 tons
- Deadweight Tonnage: 175,522 tons