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Lady Sponsor Michelle Low and Captain Brian Rowland of Pacific Guillemot at the vessel’s naming ceremony.
Lady Sponsor Michelle Low and Captain Brian Rowland of Pacific Guillemot at the vessel’s naming ceremony.


Swire Pacific Offshore ("SPO") has taken delivery of Pacific Guillemot and Pacific Gull, the two latest new buildings in its "G" Class series of Platform Supply Vessels. Pacific Guillemot was officially named at the Loyang Offshore Supply base in Singapore on 15th June by Ms Michelle Low, Finance Director of Swire Pacific. The vessel has now commenced a three-month charter in India. Meanwhile, the naming ceremony for Pacific Gull was held on 25th June at Japan Marine United Corporation’s ("JMU") shipyard in Yokohama, Japan. The ship was officially named by Mrs Laura Swire, wife of Swire Pacific Chairman, Merlin Swire. The afternoon ceremony was followed by a dinner reception attended by representatives from Swire and JMU. The highlight of the evening was a traditional "Kagami-Biraki" ceremony, in which a barrel of Japanese sake is broken open and shared amongst the guests, to wish good luck to the new vessel.

(Left to right) Kotaro Chiba-san, CEO of JMU; Merlin Swire, Lady Sponsor, Laura Swire, SPO’s Managing Director Ron Mathison; DNV-GL Area Manager Japan, Stian Erik Sollied, and Captain Phil Liew of Pacific Gull, perform the Kagami-Biraki ceremony.
(Left to right) Kotaro Chiba-san, CEO of JMU; Merlin Swire, Lady Sponsor, Laura Swire, SPO's Managing Director Ron Mathison; DNV-GL Area Manager Japan, Stian Erik Sollied, and Captain Phil Liew of Pacific Gull, perform the Kagami-Biraki ceremony.

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