• Short Summary

    AT SASEBO IN JAPAN, THE LARGEST SHIP EVER TO BE BUILT IS CURRENTLY NEARING COMPLETION.?

  • Description

    AT SASEBO IN JAPAN, THE LARGEST SHIP EVER TO BE BUILT IS CURRENTLY NEARING COMPLETION. SHE IS THE TANKER "NISSHO MARU" (130,000 TONS DEADWEIGHT), SCHEDULED FOR LAUNCHING IN JULY. BUILT BY ISHIKAWAJIMA-HARIMA HEAVY INDUSTRIES, THE HUGE VESSEL WILL BE OPERATED BY THE IDEMITSU OIL REFINING COMPANY, AND WILL BRING CRUDE OIL FROM THE MIDDLE-EAST TO REFINERIES ON JAPAN'S SOUTHERN ISLAND OF HONSHU.

    THE NEW TANKER IS 291 METERS LONG - THE LENGTH OF THE CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION IN TOKYO - AND WILL COST APPROXIMATELY GBP5,000,000. SHE SURPASSES THE "UNIVERSE APOLLO" AND "UNIVERSE DAPHNE" (BOTH 107,000 TONS DEADWEIGHT) BUILT FOR IDEMITSU BY A UNITED STATES FIRM. THESE TWO SHIPS ARE NOW CARRYING OIL FROM THE MIDDLE-EAST TO JAPAN AND ARE THE LARGEST IN SERVICE.

    SHIPS OF SUCH GREAT TONNAGE REDUCE COSTS CONSIDERABLY, SAY THE OWNERS. THE CAPTAIN OF ONE OF IDEMITSU'S BIG SHIPS HAS SAID THAT WHEN HE WANTS TO PICK UP A PILOT ON ENTERING HARBOUR, HE MUST RING FOR "SLOW" ON THE ENGINES AT LEAST FIVE MILES IN ADVANCE. IT TAKES THE SHIP THAT DISTANCE TO LOSE WAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA23ZLUV5L2N1HHRGL51OERMP0
    Media URN:
    VLVAA23ZLUV5L2N1HHRGL51OERMP0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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