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MV Alaska welcomed to Vancouver on maiden voyage

By BCShippingNews 15 February 2016
Joint venture starts new log carrier service for Asia/West Coast run...

The MV Alaska- a brand new purpose-built logger - tied up at Canada Place on Friday, February 12, 2106 to mark the occasion of her maiden voyage. Representatives from Port Metro Vancouver bestowed the Captain George Vancouver maiden plaque to President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Victor Kim before opening the vessel to tours for the local shipping community. The ship was built for NYT Shipping Ltd., a brand new joint venture between local log exporters Trans-Pac Group and NYK Bulk and Projects Carriers Ltd. The vessel will be put into tramp service with about five or six voyages per year, loading logs from all along the West Coast - from Alaska to Port Angeles, with stops in Prince Rupert and Vancouver and returning to the Asian market. Built at the Shin-kurushima shipyard in Toyohashi, Japan, the MV Alaska features a new design that eliminates the bulbous bow.

1. Seaspan tugs make a courtesy call alongside...
2. Seaspan tugs make a courtesy call alongside...
3. Seaspan tugs make a courtesy call alongside...
4. Seaspan tugs treated guests on board the MV...
5. Kim Christensen, ACGI, and Ron Brinkhurst, T...
6. Local industry stakeholders.
7. Engine room.
8. Engine room.
9. Engine room.
10. Kevin Choi, Trans-Pac, next to the engine c...
10. The engine controls.
11. On the bridge.
12. Kevin Choi with Captain Morado Saguid.
13. View from the bridge.
14. Mast.
15. MV Alaska's IMO number.
16. View from the bridge.
17. Crew from the MV Alaska.
18. Kim Christensen, Captain Saguid and Mr. Cha...
19. Mr. Charles Kim, Trans-Pac.
20. MV Alaska's crew.
21. Jib cranes.
22. MV Alaska bow.
23. MV Alaska at Canada Place.