Chinese Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) in Dalian celebrated on December 11 the launch of its second 155.000-ton deadweight shuttle tanker “NS Explorer“.

The snowy launching ceremony became a testament to the OSM Thome New Build Team’s supervision expertise, as industry leaders, including representatives from CNOOC, NSS, and DNV witnessed the impressive vessel take its first steps into the water.

Both vessels in the series were under the site supervision of the OSM Thome New Build Team, and as the vessels move into the commissioning phase, the OSM Thome New Build Team continues “to secure the seamless integration and functionality of each system for preparing the vessels to the sea trials scheduled for early July 2024,” as it is reported.

The final delivery is anticipated by the end of July 2024.

Upon completion “NS Explorer” as the second 155000-ton deadweight shuttle tanker is set to join the fleet chartered to Petrobas in Brazil.

Shipping Telegraph reported earlier this year the merger of OSM Maritime Group and Thome Group, creating the new powerhouse OSM Thome in the international ship management market, represented in 22 countries and headquartered in Arendal, Norway.