Log In

Reset Password

New Oleander launched

Bermuda's new Oleander cargo ship has been launched at a shipyard in China, Bermuda Container Line said yesterday.

John Wight, the chairman of BCL, said the ship slid down Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group's slipway in Jingjiang on the Yangtze River “to the cheers of many builders”.

The ship, launched last week, hit the water almost 28 years to the day after the launch of the present ship.

Mr Wight said: “We are very pleased that the launch was a success and that the construction of the vessel has remained on schedule and on budget.

“We are planning a naming and christening ceremony shortly after her estimated arrival in mid-February.”

On schedule and on budget: the newest Oleander was launched from Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group's slipway in Jingjiang on the Yangtze River, China, on October 8 (Photograph supplied)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published October 16, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated October 16, 2018 at 8:59 am)

New Oleander launched

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon