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    Sanko Angel named at Jaya

    Vessel & ROV News // May 8, 2007

    The Sanko Angel naming ceremony took place at Jaya Shipyard.

    The President of Japanese shipping giant Sanko Steamship Co Ltd has overseen the naming of his company’s newest vessel, the subsea operations vessel the Sanko Angel.

    Mr Takeshi Matsui, who is both President and CEO of The Sanko Steamship Co Ltd (Sanko Lines), personally invited Lily Lee to become the lifetime Lady Sponsor of the new vessel and break the traditional bottle of champagne on the Sanko Angel.

    Lily, the wife of John Giddens, the CEO of Hallin Marine (which has taken a long-term charter of the vessel), carried out her naming duties at the Jaya shipyard in Singapore.

    Mr Matsui said he was "delighted" with the 76m vessel, which is being fitted with Hallin Marine subsea equipment including Saturation Diving System; Air Diving System; and ROV; at the Jaya yard.

    The multipurpose subsea vessel Sanko Angel boasts full class two dynamic positioning (DP2) capability and is the newest vessel to join Sanko Line, taking its fleet to 130 vessels.

    Following the naming ceremony some 100 guests and clients of Sanko Line, Hallin Marine and Jaya Holdings enjoyed dinner at Raffles Marina Yacht Club.

    Hallin Chief Executive John Giddens said: “Hallin is delighted with the new vessel and honoured that Lily Lee was asked to be its Lady Sponsor. Our long term charter of the Sanko Angel materially extends Hallin’s capabilities and scope."

    “Sanko Line has had built a fine vessel that leads the way in design, capability and operation. Technically, Sanko Angel is very advanced."

    “Sanko Line is a forward looking, progressive company which has been an excellent partner and Hallin looks forward to building on that good relationship in the future,” Giddens concluded.

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