Keel-Laying Ceremony For Double-Bottom Tanker Held At IHI's Aichi Yard

The Aichi Shipyard of Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI), Tokyo, Japan, recently held a keel-laying ceremony for a double-bottom tanker (145,000 dwt) for delivery to the Greek owner Onassis.

Last July, a contract was concluded for building two ordinary single-hull tankers, but the specifications were later changed to the double-bottom hull design for added safety on Onassis's proposition.

The first ship is scheduled to be completed in May 1991. The second vessel's completion is set for September 1991.

The Aichi Shipyard, one of the world's most modernly equipped, is scheduled to continuously build 150,000-dwt-class tankers and SPBtype LNG carriers.

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