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The launch of Bermuda's new version of the cargo ship Oleander is just ten days away, according to Bermuda Container Line, which operates the vital freighter.

Barry Brewer, the CEO at BCL, said construction at the shipyard in China was “progressing well”, with the ship to be seaworthy by October 8. The new ship, the fourth to carry the name, has been assembled on a slipway at the Yangzijiang shipyard north of Shanghai, with 80 block sections welded together.

The Oleander is thus on schedule to start service from New York to Bermuda in early March 2019.

Taking shape: the latest version of the Oleander freighter is shown almost ready for launch at a shipyard in China
Final countdown: the Oleander, Bermuda's lifeline for imports, is soon to be replaced

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Published September 29, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated September 29, 2018 at 8:49 am)

New Oleander nearing launch

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