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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:MSC ARINAAdded:Sep 11, 2019
Captured:September 11, 2019IMO:9839284Hits:659
Location:Okpo, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Containerships built 2011-2020
Third vessel in the series of 5 ultra-large container vessels, she was delivered today, and christened by her godmother and namesake. So, now we know that this 23,656 TEU vessel was named after a daughter of a MSC executive from Russia who, instead of her Barbie doll, got to play with this big baby...

(And I can now get some sleep, finally... maybe.) :)
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lappino on Sep 12, 2019 19:14 (5 days ago)
Hey Roy, that's good to know, thanks!


MO Roy on Sep 12, 2019 17:07 (5 days ago)
Hi Vlad, not entirely true. The long-term (mostly bare-boat) charters still get (female) names.
Only short(er) time charters who are not managed from MSC get geographical names.
MJ Chow on Sep 12, 2019 04:01 (6 days ago)
lappino - quite surprise that the Japanese bank agreed to have the ship built out of Japan since they funded her construction.
lappino on Sep 11, 2019 22:10 (6 days ago)
Thank you for your comments. I remember the story of MSC Oscar and Oliver, also named after children, but did not think of it until I saw the vessel's godmother...
I am also familiar with the usual "owned vs. chartered" naming practice, but this one does not comply with it: the vessel is owned by Doun Kisen from Japan, and the money for her construction also came from a Japanese bank.


simonwp on Sep 11, 2019 18:27 (6 days ago)
It used to be the case that MSC owned vessels were named after children as described, and those named after places were chartered. However I don't know if that still applies. The number of owned MSC vessels is now quite large, and they may have used all the names!!!!
rgr004 on Sep 11, 2019 17:59 (6 days ago)
Hi Vlad,
it is quite common that MSC vessels are similarly named after childrens of MSC country tops.
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