Type Malaccamax Oil Tanker
Owner Aquamarine Ship Holding
Builder NKK Corp.
NKK Corp. delivered a 300,000-dwt., Panamanian-flagged, Malacca-max oil tanker to Aquamarine Ship-holding Maritime S.A.
, a Panamanian subsidiary of NYK Line
in September 2002. Built at NKK's Tsu Works, the tanker, which is now in regular service for Nippon Oil Corp.
, is the first in the Malacca-max VLCC (very large crude carrier
) class that NKK has developed in response to owners' requirements for maximum operational efficiency.
Measuring 1,092 x 197 x 97 ft. (333 x 60 x 29.6 m) with a 68 ft. (20.8-m) draft, realizing the maximum permissible dimension to sail through the Strait of Malacca
. The ship incorporates the latest energy-saving technologies
and designs, including a sharp-edged Ax-Bow that greatly reduces wave resistance under rough sea conditions.