Kockums Christens Two Chemical Tankers For Swedish Owner

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Two of the world's largest and most advanced chemical tankers were christened recently by Kockums at its yard in Malmo, Sweden. The twin 38,000-dwt vessels, called the Johnson Chemsun and Johnson Chemstar, will be delivered to Rederi AB Nordstjernan, Stockholm, following sea trials. The diesel-powered vessels were built with 28 large stainless-steel center tanks and double bottoms for ballast. Each ship contains a total of 38 separate tanks with self piping and pumping systems. The two chemical tankers were the first ever built by Kockums and will be operated together with two new ships being built at Bergens Mek. Verksted, Norway, for J.O. Odfjell A/S, Norway. The sponsors for the christening were Mrs. Frances Broman and Mrs. Christa Odfjell. Mrs. Broman is the daughter of Bo Axel Johnson, managing director of Rederi AB Nordstjernan, and Mrs. Odfjell is the wife of J.O. Odfjell, chairman of the board, J.O. Odfjell A/S, Bergen, Norway.

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