NEW TANKER TO SEE SERVICE IN LATE 1993

A new crude-oil tanker, reportedly among the world's fastest, will begin service later this year, according to the ship's manufacturer NKK. The tanker was launched in July from NKK's yard at Tsu City in central Japan. Promise Carriers Inc., Liberia, will own and operate the 258,000-dwt tanker which will be named after it has completed sea trials. At a service speed of 15.35 kt, it will be among the world's fastest tankers, says NKK.

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