Saudi Flag Raised on Bahri’s 5th VLCC Newbuild


Saudi Arabia’s Public Transport Authority (PTA) has raised the country’s flag on Shaden, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) owned and operated by National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri).

At a ceremony held on Thursday, November 23 at Port of Ras Tanura in the presence of senior officials from PTA and Bahri, the new vessel joined the country’s national maritime fleet and became Bahri’s fifth VLCC to raise the Kingdom’s flag in 2017.

Bahri is the world’s largest owner and operator of VLCCs with a fleet of 88 multi-purpose vessels. Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the world’s largest shipbuilding company based in South Korea, the new vessel has 300,000-deadweight-ton capacity and it brought the total number of VLCCs owned and operated by Bahri to 41.



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