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NYK Receives Delivery of New VLCC Tateshina

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TOKYO : The very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) Tateshina, owned by NYK, was delivered recently. The vessel was built at Nantong COSCO KHI Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) in China.

By improving the shape of the ship’s bow, the wave-making resistance caused by the bow wave during navigation has been greatly reduced, and the propulsion performance has been improved. This ship is also equipped with energy-saving measures such as low-friction paint applied to the hull, high-efficiency large-diameter propellers, and ladder fins that regulate the water flow at the stern and reduce energy loss. As a result, energy efficiency (carbon dioxide emissions per unit of transportation) is expected to improve by approximately 23% compared to conventional VLCCs, and the IMO’s phase 2 EEDI requirements* have been achieved.

In addition, the vessel has been given the Cyber Resilience-Guideline (CybR-G) notation by the Japanese classification society ClassNK. This is the first such grant of a cyber notation for a vessel in accordance with the “Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships ” established by ClassNK. The notation acknowledges that the design is feasible for proper ship operation with cybersecurity taken into consideration.

The NYK Group considers safety to be of utmost importance and will continue to take countermeasures against threats such as cyberattacks on ships to contribute to stable crude oil transportation to meet customers’ demands

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