Largest Beijing ship launched

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 March, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 March, 1995, 12:00am


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PACIFIC Challenger, the largest freighter to be designed and built in China, has been launched in Dalian, Liaoning province.

The 150,000-dwt vessel was built for Dominium Co of Hong Kong and is the fourth such freighter built by the New Dalian Shipyard for overseas clients.

The Pacific Challenger is 270.25 metres long, 44 metres wide and 24 metres high.

It has an advanced automated engine room.