Hatsu Marine Another Vessel to Fleet
Evergreen Shipyard Corp in Nagasaki, Japan, has launched the U.K.-flag
1,618-TEU Hatsu Prima which, on delivery, will be the seventh ship in the
fleet of the Evergreen Group's affiliate, Hatsu Marine Ltd.
The first five Hatsu vessels were all 6,332-TEU E-type container vessels,
the last of which was Hatsu Ethic, delivered in January 2003. The sixth was
Hatsu Pride, delivered towards the end of the same month.
The E-type vessels are currently operating on the transpacific while Hatsu
Pride is trading between Asia and the Arabian Gulf. Deployment of Hatsu
Prima will be finaliZed closer to delivery in July 2003.