Japan Builds PMA Approved New Vessel

Nissho Shipping Co., Ltd. will own a new vessel that is being built at Japanese shipyard Naikai Zosen Corporation. The vessel is going to be the first one to get approval from PMA – the Panama Maritime Authority.

Technical assistance from ClassNK helped to obtain the certificate which was issued for a new 27,200 dwt open-hatch bulk carrier that will be delivered to Nissho Shipping in the fall of 2012.

As the vessel is certified, it is evident that the vessel that is particularly designed to transport nickel-ore cargoes makes use of special construction features to ensure safe loading of cargoes, even if such cargoes exceed their transportable moisture limit. In short, the vessel will safely transport the cargoes during unexpected rains or waves that cause the increase in moisture level limit laid out by the IMSBC code.

With this certification, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, a ship classification society also famous as ClassNK or NK maintains its position as a leader in protecting human life, marine environment and property at sea. The guidelines and rules laid to be incorporated in new design elements are currently being revised by ClassNK. NK also assures that these new or revised guidelines will help improve the safety of the world’s bulk carrier fleet.


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