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WALRUS ACE Vehicle Carrier ( RORO Ship ) in the Kanmon Straits of Japan

WALRUS ACE Vehicle Carrier ( RORO Ship ) in the Kanmon Straits of Japan
WALRUS ACE Vehicle Carrier ( RORO Ship ) in the Kanmon Straits of Japan

WALRUS ACE is a next-generation "FLEXIE" series car carrier of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines ( aka MOL ). The vessel was photographed on April 10, 2022 as it sailed thru the Kanmon Straits between Kokura and Moji of Kitakyushu City and Shimonosei City. AN Olympus e-520 DSLR camera with Zuiko 150mm lens was used to photograph this amazing RORO ship. It is indeed a lovely vehicles carrier and looked majestic sailing by the Garden Paradise Kitakyushu in the spring time.

Walrus Ace - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Flexie series car carrier
Walrus Ace - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Flexie series car carrier

Name of Ship: WALRUS ACE

Vessel Type - Generic: Cargo

Vessel Type - Detailed: Vehicles Carrier ( Roro )

MMSI: 354004000

Call Sign: 3EYN5

Flag: Panama [PA]

Gross Tonnage: 63116

Summer DWT: 15506 t

Length Overall: 199.95 meters

Breadth Extreme: 32 meters

Built: 2018

Home Port: PANAMA

IMO: 9777826

Walrus Ace - Vehicles Carrier in Kitakyushu Japan

MOL's FLEXIE series, completed in 2018, has a capacity of 6,800 units and is an automobile carrying ship that can flexibly respond to a variety of vehicles.  There are 14 decks, 6 of which are liftable decks and with adjustable height.  By adjusting the deck, it can load cargo up to 5.6 m in height, and it’s ramp way has a cargo capacity of 150 tons, which can handle the largest cargo transported by a vehicles carrier.

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