Herma Shipyard launches oil tanker Mayabong

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Herma Shipyard launches oil tanker Mayabong
M/Tkr. Mayabong. Photo courtesy of Vicky Viray.
  • Herma Shipyard launched its newbuild, oil tanker Mayabong, which will join the fleet of sister company Herma Shipping and Transport Corp
  • Launched on January 26 at Herma Shipyard’s facility in Mariveles, Bataan, the tanker has a 12 mega barrel self-propelled hull or a capacity of about 2,200 cubic meters, and a length of about 77 meters or 254 feet
  • It is designed to handle a maximum of three different grades of petroleum products simultaneously
  • Herma Group of Companies chairman and CEO Herminio Esguerra also announced plans for the construction of a graving dock; the Herma Industrial Complex building; and a bulk liquid storage terminal

Herma Shipyard has launched its newbuild, oil tanker M/Tkr Mayabong, which will join the fleet of sister company Herma Shipping and Transport Corporation.

The tanker, officially launched on January 26 at Herma Shipyard’s facility in Mariveles, Bataan, has a 12 mega barrel self-propelled hull or a capacity of about 2,200 cubic meters, and a length of about 77 meters or 254 feet. It is designed to handle a maximum of three grades of petroleum products simultaneously.

Mayabong is a twin-screw oil tanker, of steel welded construction, with a two-tier superstructure. The cargo area consists of 10 cargo tanks (five pairs) for petroleum products, along with two slop tanks (P/S) adhering to International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea rules.

During the launch, Herma Group of Companies chairman and chief executive officer Herminio Esguerra shared company plans, including construction of a graving dock whose completion will double capacity of the shipyard; the new Herma Industrial Complex building; and a bulk liquid storage terminal.

To date, Herma Shipyard has built 11 internationally-classed, double-bottomed, double-hulled tankers to service the Philippines’ major oil companies. Its shipyard is capable of accommodating a minimum of 32 vessels per year for ship repair and overhauling.