The Vinashin Victory oil tanker owned by the Bien Dong Transport Company, a member of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, became the first Vietnamese ship to anchor at a U.S. port.
The tanker carried over 40,000 tons of oil from Japan, crossing the Pacific ocean in 13 days and anchoring at San Francisco port in California on August 23.
The Vinashin Victory is the biggest Vietnamese oil tanker with a capacity of 47,000 tons. The tanker has a speed of 15 miles per hour and is on the ABS registry of shipping. The $50m tanker was recently purchased by Vinashin and has been put into use since April 2007.
Source: Nhan Dan