Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that the M/T Hawk , a new double-hull very large crude oil carrier (9VLCC), was delivered for leasing to a Trust established by MARCARE Shipping Co., a joint shipping venture among subsidiaries of ExxonMobil, the Onassis Group and Petros J. Goulandris Sons Group. The Hawk, the first of two sister vessels to be leased to MARCARE, will be chartered by International Marine Transportation Limited (IMT), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation based in the UK.
The joint venture, in which all three partners hold an equal share, was formed in December 1998. The ship was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries and delivered at a naming ceremony today
at Hyundai's Ulsan, Korea shipyard, the world's largest yard
. The 307,000 dwt Hawk is 1,100 ft. (335 m) long, 190 ft. (50 m) wide, 102 ft. (31 m) deep and can carry a cargo of 2.25 million barrels of crude oil. The ship will be in service worldwide.