KAMO Heavy Cargo Ship
KAMO is a heavy cargo ship with a 450T lift mast crane, which was designed and built by the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI).
On March 20, 1998, the ship was successfully completed and delivered to the owner, Shiba Shipping S.A.
The ship is a multi-purpose heavy cargo ship which can carry not only general cargoes but also many kinds of cargoes such as large- and long-sized heavy cargoes for various plants, steel products, steel pipes, hot coils, ore, containers, etc. Although the ship has a compact hull form in comparison with a conventional ship of the similar kind, she is equipped with such a heavy lift crane as is usually mounted on a larger ship.
1. Two (2) 40.8m long cargo holds are provided, in consideration of the stowage of long-sized heavy cargoes.
2. In addition to the one (1) 450T lift mast crane, the ship is equipped with the two (2) 30T deck cranes for higher cargo handling efficiency.
3. In order to secure larger space on the upper deck, the heavy lift crane and the deck cranes are positioned on a broadside, and long and wide hatch covers are adopted. Furthermore, a platform provided between the hatches permits long and heavy cargoes to be loaded on and across the hatch covers.
4. In order to adjust a possible heel caused by the operation of the 450T lift mast crane, the ship is equipped with ballast tanks on both sides, so that a ballast shift, ballasting and deballasting can be controlled remotely from the console in the wheelhouse.
5. Accommodations consist of six layers to obtain good visibility, even in the case of either heavy cargoes or containers being stowed on the hatch covers. In addition, the accommodations are arranged as aft from the front bulkhead of the engine room as possible.