NIPPON  MARU

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Registered Owner: Mitsui Passenger Line Ltd. -  Japan - Operator: Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line

Entered service: 1990 - Refits: 2001 / 2002 /2010/2020 - Gross tonnage: 22.472 -  Pass. cap. based on two: 398 - All berths: 532 - Passenger decks: 7 - Length: 166,65 m. - Beam: 24 m. - Propulsion: 2 single acting 8 cyl. diesel engines - Make: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - Installed power: 7.685 kW. each - Service Speed: 18 knots - Max. Speed: 21,6 knots - Built at : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works - Japan - Yard no. 1188 - Classification: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai - Flag: Japan

    Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 42.24
Dec.30-2018 Last Sunday night, The cruise ship NIPPON MARU ran into a a US Navy Fuel Pier at the inner Apra Harbor. The NipponMaru was carrying 524 passengers and a crew of 244 as it departed Guam en route to Saipan when she collided withDelta Pier. Initial assessments indicated that the lower portion of the stern on the starboard side was punctured resulting in a gap measuring 5 by 7 feet. PNC reached out to Lt. Commander Karl Lettow from the Joint Region Marianas, who confirmed that there were no injuries reported and no fuel spilled as a result of the collision to a fuel pier. The matter is currently under investigation. PNC also reached out to Mitsui OSK Lines, the parent company of the Nippon Maru, but as of press time, no response was received. According to Port General Manager Joanne Brown, “The accident is unfortunate but we are thankful that the passengers and crew members were not injured.” The Nippon Maru has returned to Port and she is currently docked at the F4 Pier. The Nippon Maru, received an award for “Outstanding Performance” in the Cruise of the Year 2018 category just days prior to this incident. The awards ceremony was held on December 13, and the Japan Oceangoing Passenger Ship Association presented the award.

Jan. 9-2019  Alcohol detected from captain after ship collision
NHK has learned that the captain of a Japanese cruise ship that hit a pier in Guam last month was later found to have an alcohol level over the legal limit. The accident involving the NIPPON MARU, operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, took place on the night of December 30th. Both the vessel and the pier were damaged. The operator says none of some 600 people on board, including 372 passengers, were injured Transport ministry officials say a breath test performed by local authorities four to five hours after the incident found that the captain's alcohol level exceeded the limit of 0.15 milligrams per liter. The captain was quoted as saying he drank after the accident to calm dow. It forced the operator to cancel the cruise, and passengers to return home by plane.

July 15-2019 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced that its group company Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd. has scheduled a major renovation of its operated cruise ship, the Nippon Maru. The project will take about 50 days from mid-February through early April 2020, the company said in its release. The NIPPON MARU was renovated in 2010 when the ship marked its 20th anniversary. Some parts of the interior and cabin carpeting will also be renewed. Main equipment will be replaced with the aim of making the Nippon Maru an eco-friendly cruise ship. The vessel will also run on fuel oil that has a lower sulfur content than conventional heavy oil, starting at the end of 2019. This move will serve two purposes—complying with stricter global environmental regulations on vessel fuel effective in 2020, and creating a more pleasant and comfortable cruise atmosphere.


                New colour schema after refit in 2010

 

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