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Saudi Aramco

Mitsubishi Commissions Third Tanker For Vela

The third supertanker, which was built by Mutsubishi Heavy Industries ofJapan for Saudi Aramco's tanker arm, Vela International Marine, was commissionedin Nagasaki in the third week of January. The 290,000 dwt Al Bali Star, whichcan carry 2.16mn barrels of crude oil, will now join the two other tankers withthe same tonnage - Libra Star and Phoenix Star - which were delivered byMitsubishi in late September...