IVS North Berwick named and delivered
The fifth vessel in Supramax series, IVS North Berwick H-10824, was delivered from Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd on March 22. Oshima is one of the largest shipyards in Japan, building 40 vessels per year. IVS North Berwick is a 60,475 dwt bulk carrier, flagged in Singapore and NK class.
The naming ceremony was conducted by Grindrod Shipping’s CEO, Martyn Wade. Guests from Singapore and Tokyo attended as well as Oshima Shipbuilding’s President, Mr. Nobuyuki Minami, Mr Carl Ackerley, MD of Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd, Sakai City Chairman, Deputy Mayor, and shipyard employees/ and their families.The Godmother of the vessel is Mrs. Wannapha Atwell, wife of IVS
General Manager Mark Atwell. North Berwick is one of the world’s oldest golf courses situated in Scotland and dates back to 1672.After the naming ceremony, all guests gathered on the quayside waving Sayonara to our new lady IVS North Berwick leaving for her maiden voyage heading to Busan, south Korea for bunkering and then on to her first loading port.