Japanese-built icebreaking bulker delivered to Canada’s Fednav

Japan Marine United (JMU) has delivered a new bulk carrier to Canadian shipowner Fednav.

The DNV-classed vessel has been named Arvik I after the translation of “bowhead whale” in the Eastern Canadian Inuktitut language. It is the third vessel to be built by JMU for Fednav after the 2006-built Umiak I and the 2014-built Nunavik.

The vessel is capable of breaking ice up to 1.5 metres thick and will be used primarily to transport nickel concentrate sourced from Deception Bay Port in northern Quebec.

Arvik I has an LOA of 188.8 metres, a beam of 26.6 metres, a draught of 11.71 metres, a deadweight of 30,000 tonnes, and space for 30 crewmembers. One MAN-B&W 7S70ME-C8.5-EGRBP diesel engine delivers a speed of 13.5 knots.

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