Naming Ceremony for M/T “Histria Dione” - 14th of August, 2020
On 14th of August we have celebrated the naming ceremony of our newbuilding project 590 - MT “HISTRIA DIONE”, the second ship of the six EcoMaxMR1 product and chemical IMO 2 tanker series contracted by our shipyard.

On the day of the naming, the guests invited by the shipyard and Histria Shipmanagement, the manager of the vessel were greeted on the outfitting quay were the beautifully decorated vessel was moored by the welcoming committee. Here the guests were provided with flowers decorations, while Navy Band played music. Next, there were speeches wishing good luck and thanking both Histria Shipmanagement and SNC representatives.

At the ceremony Mr. Radu Rusen, shipyard’s Managing Director, Mr. Daniel Albu, the Managing Director of Histria Shipmanagement, the manager of the vessel and Mr. Cosmin Calin - Large Corporate Director of Banca Transilvania of Romania, which supported Constanta shipyard by financing this project, and delivered speeches , thanking to all employees of the shipyard, business partners and suppliers and highlighting the ship’s outstanding characteristics such cargo capacity, high degree of automation, excellent fuel efficiency and full compliance with the highest safety and environmental standards that made the first vessel in the series to achieve nomination to the title of Ship of the Year 2019 by reputable magazine Tanker Shipping & Trade and listed among the Significant Ships of 2019 by The Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

The chemical product tanker “Histria Dione” is build in accordance with the rules and regulations of RINA Classification Society, has a length of 180 meters, a beam of 32.24 meters, a draft of 11.20 meters, delivering a speed of 14 knots and having a cargo capacity of 49,500 cbm and a crew of 18, with superior cargo intake
- Nafta = 34,000 tonnes at 10.50 m draught, specific gravity 0.70 tonnes/m3
- Gasoline = 36,000 tonnes at 10.80 m draught, specific gravity 0.74 tonnes/m3
- Jet fuel = 38,600 tonnesat 11.20 m draught, specific gravity 0.80 tonnes/m3
- Gasoil = 38,700 tonnes at 11.20 m draught, specific gravity 0.84 tonnes/m3

According to Histria Shipmanagement, Histria Dione can carry 12% more cargo than traditional vessels with the same draft and beam, and the shallow-draught design maximises cargo intake at the draught - restricted ports typical of the MR1 trades in the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Middle East –the arc-shaped region that dominates the MR1 trades.

After the traditional religious ceremony performed by the Archbishop of Tomis, H.H. Teodosie, Mrs. Dumitrita Bosinceanu, the President of Constanta Shipyard’s Board of Directors, the Godmother of the vessel was invited to the podium.

Mrs. Bosinceanu officially named the ship Histria Dione and blessed her, whishing her fair winds and good fortune in calm and safe seas!

The culmination was, of course, the naming moment when the Lady Sponsor cut the ribbon and the bottle of champagne was broken in thousands of particles against the ship’s bow whilst magic music was played by the Navy Band.

After a group photo, all guests were invited on board the shiny, bright vessel to get a view of the powerful engines, the comfortable crew facilities and ultra-modern high-tech bridge, were a cocktail was served.

Traditional gifts were presented to the Godmother and ship’s Captain.

It was truly an event which will cherish in our memories for a long time.
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