Netherlands-based Transport & Offshore Services has embarked on the last voyage to deliver a series of three identical newbuild bulk carriers.
‘Following the successful delivery of the ‘Eagle’ and the ‘Falcon’, the final ship, the ‘Hawk’, will set off this week from China to the United Arab Emirates. The bulk carriers were specially designed to transport iron ore over shallow water. The vessels have a length of 130 metres and a width of 27.5 metres, with a draught of 3.5 metres. Four Caterpillar engines generate 3,280kW in total and propulsion is via four Jan Verhaar Omega jet thrusters.