Nippon Oil Corp. places Tateyama VLCC in service

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Oct. 28 -- Nippon Oil Corp., Japan's largest oil distributor, is now operating the new 300,000 dwt Tateyama very large crude carrier in regular service. The vessel, operating under the Panama flag, was delivered earlier this year to owner Aquamarine Shipholding Maritime SA, a Panamanian subsidiary of NYK Line (OGJ, June 3, 2002).

The oil tanker, built at NKK Corp.'s Tsu Works, is the first vessel NKK developed in the Malacca-max class. It is 333 m long, 60 m wide, and 29.6 m deep, with a 20.84 m draft, the maximum permissible dimension to sail through the Strait of Malacca.

A DU Sulzer 7RTA84T engine powers Tateyama, enabling a service speed of 16.20 knots making it one of the fastest tankers in this class.

Related Articles

New York county puts freeze on Bakken crude

03/24/2014 Government officials in Albany County, NY, have issued a moratorium on Global Partners LP's plans to increase the processing of Bakken crude oil at...

HSC remains closed, fuel cleanup continues after barge collision

03/24/2014 The Houston Ship Channel (HSC) remained closed to unauthorized vessels Mar. 24 as the result of a temporary emergency safety zone being established...

OGJ Newsletter


International news for oil and gas professionals

OGJ Newsletter


International news for oil and gas professionals

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected