OSC Accepts Delivery of Third VLCC from Hyundai Heavy
South Korean shipbuilding giant, Hyundai Heavy Industries, has delivered its latest very large crude carrier (VLCC), DABA, to Oman Shipping Company (OSC) at a yard in Ulsan.
The new tanker named DABA measures out at 333-meters long, 317,000-DWT, 60-meter beam, and a 21-meter design draft. DABA was built to be operated in the VL8 pool for NAVIG8, a company in which OSC is a shareholder. The delivery of DABA is OSC’s third VLCC delivery out of five from Hyundai Heavy, and is the eleventh tanker out of a future fleet of seventeen.
OSC began commercial operations in 2003 and has a fleet of thirty ships amounting to a total of 4.6 million DWT. On their order books, they are slated to have eleven more delivered by 2013, growing their DWT to 8 million.