Page 4th Cover: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (March 1974)
It isn't just the largest ship we've ever made.
It's probably the largest ship you'll ever want to buy.
The Olympic Bond is a 260,000 DWT Oil
Tanker. And while there are larger ones, we can give you a very good reason for buying this "smaller" one.
The maximum draft of the Olympic Bond is just 21 meters. So it can pass through shallow waters like the Malacca Straits and the Euro-Port. Larger tankers can't.
Even so, if you need an even larger tanker than the Olympic Bond, Hitachi Zosen can build it for you. Same place we built the Olympic Bond, Sakai Shipyard.
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Sakai Shipyard is in Osaka, on an 822,000 square meter plot of land. Sakai was designed to manufacture large-scale vessels.
So it can turn out six VLCCs every year.
The main dock at Sakai is equipped with two 200-ton cranes for constructing 300,000 DWT ships.
And the repair dock can handle 400,000
At Sakai, we use the "Three Partition
Building System." This results in complete rationalization of manufacture and true efficiency.
HITACHI SHIPBUILDING & ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
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