Ship Photo – China Navigation’s “Coral Chief”

coral chief bulk carrier
Image: China Navigation Co.

The Coral Chief is the lead ship of four that was ordered by China Navigation Company’s (CNCo) from Zheijiang Ouhua Shipyard in Chin.  She and her sister multi-purpose vessels were designed by Neptun Ship Design and originally targeted for use on a liner trade between Townsville, Australia and Lae, Papua New Guinea. CNCOo says today she and a sister ship will soon add Shanghai to their liner service that will utilize two of these vessels.

CNCo says the Coral Chief features a number of energy efficiency and environmental enhancements including a ballast water treatment system, a rudder bulb installed aft of the propeller to enhance the propeller efficiency, a waste heat recovery system to help heat the fuel purifiers and vessel energy management systems to enhance navigational safety and minimize fuel consumption to name a few.

Vessel specs:

  • LOA: 175.20m
  • Beam: 27.60m
  • Draft: 14.00m
  • Dwt: 22,000 tons
  • Capacity: 1,617teu
  • Engine: Wartsila 5RTFlex58T-D 2 stroke low speed diesel
  • Design Speed: 15.5kts fully laden
  • Cranes: 3 – MacGregor 60t