The live video of launching ceremony at Tsuneishi Factory is going to stream from 10:20 a.m. on April 21, 2015.

April 20, 2015

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING

[Technology/development]

The live video of launching ceremony at Tsuneishi Factory is going to stream from 10:20 a.m. on April 21, 2015.

launching ceremony

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) will provide a live video of its ship launching ceremony via the Internet from 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

・The channel of USTREAM
 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/Tsuneishi

 ※The hours are subject to change. Please check TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING’s website for details.
 Tsuneishi Shipbuilding website
 http://www.tsuneishi.co.jp/english/

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. holds Naming & launching ceremony approximately every two months at the Tsuneishi Factory.

The ship launched this time is an “TESS58”(57,700MT bulk carrier) of about 190 meters in length. TESS58 is the most popular one of the long-selling TESS (Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship) product line, originated by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding 30 years ago, and is part of the HANDYMAX bulker series whose first ship was constructed in 2006.

In addition to being equipped with a deck crane, this ship features highly versatile capabilities to load not just bulk cargo but also steel and other materials. Designed as one of the larger ships in the highly maneuverable HANDYMAX series, “KELLET ISLAND” has a 58,000 ton loading capacity and is equipped with environmental devices to reduce wave resistance and wind resistance. She also features improved fuel economy for higher operating profitability.

The launching ceremony takes about 20 minutes. We hope that you will take this opportunity to watch the excitement of the launch of our ships, which are built by bringing together the best of the shipbuilding technologies that Japan has to offer.

■Ceremony Schedule(10:20〜10:40)
1.Opening Address
2.Flower Bouquet Presentation
3.National anthem and hoisting the National Flag
4.Naming
5.Cutting the Line Rice cake rolling

■About the ship launched this time
LBD (m) :About190m x 32.26m x 18.00m
Deadweight :About 57,610mt
Gross tonnage :About32,600
Main engine :MAN-B&W 6S50ME-C8.2
Service speed :About 14.5knots
Class :Bulk Carrier
Horse power :8,200kW

■ For inquiries regarding this matter, contact:
TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
CSV Division, Marketing Communication Dept.
pr@tsuneishi.com
Head Office (Fukuyama) TEL: +81-84-987-4915
Tokyo Office TEL: +81-3-3264-7733