At a ceremony held today (22 June 2010) at the Tsuneishi shipyard in Japan, AET celebrated the naming and delivery of its 53rd aframax tanker, Eagle Kangar. The new 107,000 dwt vessel is the third in a series of eight sisterships being built for AET by Tsuneishi, with delivery of the final vessel scheduled for September 2011.
The naming of Eagle Kangar was undertaken by Samantha Hew, wife of AET President & CEO, Hor Weng Yew, who attended the ceremony as guest of honour. Also present at the naming and delivery of Eagle Kangar were: Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman, Group Vice President & Executive Director, AET Shipmanagement, and representatives from the shipyard, Mitsui & Co, and classification society Lloyd’s Register.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Hor spoke of AET’s continued growth:
“Today we are one of the world’s largest Aframax tanker operators, with a growing international presence in the VLCC, Suezmax and product tanker trades, the leading provider of lightering services in the US Gulf and the proud employer of around 3,300 employees at sea and ashore in offices around the world.
“Despite the challenging market conditions in the last year, AET is firmly committed to a programme of continued fleet strengthening and an uncompromising focus on quality and excellence that will allow us to broaden our service provision as well as our global footprint.”
Principal particulars: Eagle Kangar (Tsuneishi hull no.1425)
Capacity: 107,000 dwt
Class: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
Ship manager: AET Shipmanagement
LOA: 243.8 m
Breadth moulded: 42.0 m
Depth moulded: 21.3 m
Main engine: MAN B&W 6S60MC-C (Mark 7)