Naming Ceremonies of UACC MASAFI and UACC MESSILA
On September 9, 2011 United Arab Chemical Carriers LTD (UACC) celebrated the naming ceremonies of “UACC Masafi” and “UACC Messila” at the Shina Shipyard in Tongyeong, South Korea. The ceremony was attended by Board Members of the UACC and a number of distinguished guests representing banks, external legal counsel, commercial partners, flag state, classification society and insurance.
The two ships are the first of six sophisticated 45,000 dwt chemical tankers to be built at the Shina Shipyard. They are genuine IMO II, and they form an important and integral part of UACC’s business plan. At delivery the vessels will be registered in the Marshall Islands Registry.
“UACC Masafi” is named after a small mountain town in the UAE with long traditions as a trading post and as a source for drinking water, while “UACC Messila” is named after a district in the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate of Kuwait.
Mr.Waleed Al Dawood, Chairman of UACC and COO of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), was the Sponsor of “UACC Masafi”, while Mr.Mishal Kanoo, Vice-Chairman of UACC and Deputy Chairman – UAE & Oman of the Kanoo Group, was the Sponsor of “UACC Messila”.