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MISC builds up its chemical tanker fleet

Kuala Lumpur: MISC Berhad (MISC) reports it has held the naming ceremony of its 10th chemical tanker, the 38,000dwt Bunga Allium, the third in a series of eight IMO II chemical tankers ordered from the STX shipyard in South Korea by MISC. Bunga Allium was delivered on January 5 and has sailed on her first voyage from South Korea to Pasir Gudang. Her delivery brings the number of MISC's owned and in-chartered chemical tankers to 21, further strengthening MISC's position as a reliable and safe transporter of chemicals and vegetable oils.

The coming into service of Bunga Allium is part of MISC's rapid chemical fleet expansion programme, which will see MISC receiving a total of 15 chemical tankers over the next 2 years.

The naming ceremony was held at the Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) Yard in Pasir Gudang, Johor, officiated by Ms. Ngau Sue Ching, daughter of Ngau Boon Keat, Chairman of Dialog Group (Dialog). MISC and Dialog are joint venture partners in developing, managing and operating a tank terminal at the Port of Tanjung Langsat, Johor, Malaysia. Also present at the ceremony were MISC President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO),En. Amir Hamzah Azizan and the President and Chief Shipbuilding Officer (CSO) of STX Shipyard, G.S. Chung.  [18/01/10]

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