No. 17

22 January 1996


NSC To Take Delivery Of First Of Five VLCCs In January

The National Shipping Company (NSC) of Saudi Arabia has announced that on 31 January it will take delivery of the first of five 300,000 dwt supertankers that are being built by Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The first carrier was named Ramlah at a ceremony at Mitsubishi's shipyard in Nagasaki. The second carrier, Ghawar, will be delivered in April; the third, Watban, in August;...