HISTORY OF ASAHI TANKER CO., LTD. SHIPS

Asahi Tanker has played a part of Japan’s domestic maritime shipping since its establishment in 1951. Its fleet includes the latest vessel designs for each role and load size, in order to serve the increasingly diverse needs for maritime shipping. In recent years, the company has been particularly committed to providing the best possible service through operations of vessels focused on safety and economy.

History of Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. ships
1951
  • Yoshitomo Maru No.11

    [261.76GT 300KL]
    Mar.1.1951 Owned by Nobuyoshi Tateishi at time
    Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. was incorporated
    Jun.30.1951-Sep.1.1953

  • Yoshitomo Maru No.20

    [146.50GT 120KL 木船]
    Mar.1.1951Owned by Nobuyoshi Tateishi at time
    Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. was incorporated
    Jun.30.1951-Jun.11.1952

  • Fuji Maru No.2

    [94.79GT 110KL]
    Mar.1.1951Owned by Nobuyoshi Tateishi at time
    Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. was incorporated
    -Jun.30.1951-Ship renamed Yoshitomo Maru No. 22- May.10.1955

1952
  • Yoshitomo Maru No.12

    [550KL]
    May.1.1952-Mar.23.1964

  • Yoshitomo Maru No.21

    Aug.10.1952-Jul.20.1962

1954
  • Yoshitomo Maru No.26

    Mar.14.1954-Nov.23.1959

  • Yoshitomo Maru No.31

    Aug.5.1954-Aug.17.1956

  • Yoshitomo Maru No.23

    Dec.3.1954-Nov.23.1956

  • Yoshitomo Maru No.27

    Dec.17.1954-Jul.6.1956

1957
  • Yoshitomo Maru No.11

    Jun.30.1957-Nov.17.1963

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1960
  • Kakuyu Maru

    [1,200GT 1,500KL]
    1960.1.16-Mar.10.1967

  • Aitoku Maru No.10

    Nov.16.1960-Jul.17.1964

1961
  • Aitoku Maru No.8

    Apr.22.1961-Apr.5.1963

1962
  • Jingu Maru No.3

    Mar.21.1962-Dec.20.1963

1967
  • Hakusan Maru

    Oct.5.1967-Oct.30.1969

  • Kouwa Maru No.8

    Oct.10.1967-Apr.10.1968

  • Kyokuyo Maru

    [Flag Japan 994.00GT 2,066.08DWT
    Tank Capacity 2,435.041KL Loa65.68m B10.50m D5.50m
    FullSummerDraft5.10m
    TOKUSHIMA SHIPBUILDING
    Oct.14.1967-Mar.15.1974

  • Kyokushin Maru

    [Flag Japan 499.46GT 1,039.89DWT
    Tank Capacity 1,222.018KL Loa49.96m B8.80m D4.40m
    FullSummerDraft4.26m
    TOKUSHIMA SHIPBUILDING
    Nov.28.1967-Mar.4.1970

1968
  • Kyokuryu Maru

    Apr.5.1968-Jul.18.1970

  • Shousei Maru

    Sep.11.1968-Aug11.1969

1969
  • Kyokuho Maru

    [Flag Japan 1,610.49GT 3,459.44DWT]
    TOKUSHIMA SHIPBUILDING
    Dec.20.1969-Jul.13.1977

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1970
  • Kyokushin Maru

    [1,091.37GT 2,536.96DWT]
    TOKUSHIMA SHIPBUILDING
    Dec.18.1970-Mar.28.1979

1973
  • Kyokuryu Maru

    [Flag Japan 2,104.82GT 3,555DWT
    Loa86.55m B14.50m D6.35m FullSummerDraft5.70m]
    TOKUSHIMA SHIPBUILDING
    May.25.1973-Sep.24.1981

  • Yoshiyasu Maru

    Jun.27.1973-Jul.5.1974

  • Kyokuei Maru

    Sep.1.1973-Sep.27.1975

1974
  • Kyokusei Maru

    [Flag Japan 2,983.52GT 5,403.52DWT]
    GEIBI SHIPBUILDING
    May.31.1974-Apr.3.1984
    Ship sold to Solar Shipping And Trading S.A., and renamed
    the SUNNY BREEZE

1975
  • Asahi Maru

    [Flag Japan 20,375.38GT 12,912.45NT
    37,282.00DWT FullSummerDraft 11.027m Loa184.45m
    Lpp174.00m B28.00m D15.00m]
    KASADO DOCKYARD
    Aug.11.1975-Apr.23.1998

1977
  • Kyokuho Maru

    Jul.13.1977-Oct.21.1984 Ship sold to Solar Shipping And Trading S.A., and renamed
    the SUNNY CLIPPER-Oct.21.1984

1979
  • Kyokuyo Maru

    [5,700DWT]
    Mar.28.1979-May.4.1982

  • Kyokushin Maru

    [4,000KL]
    Nov.30.1979-Sep.28.1995

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1981
  • Asahi Maru No.2

    [Flag Japan 24,021.84GT 37,182DWT
    FullSummerDraft 11.018m TankCapacity 45,303.50KL
    Loa175.35m Lpp166.00m Bmld30.00m Dmld16.80m]
    KASADO DOCKYARD
    Jun.29.1981-Jul.5.1983

1982
  • TENKO MARU

    [Flag Japan 1,752.32GT TankCapacity 3,300KL]
    Mar.23.1982-Jun.18.1994

1983
  • KYOKURYU MARU

    [Flag Japan 3,671GT 5,495DWT
    Draft 6.726m Loa 106.10m Lpp 98.00m
    Bmld 16.00m Dmld 7.90m]
    HAKATA SHIPBUILDING
    Mar.15.1983-Apr.3.2001

  • KYOKUYO MARU

    [Flag Japan 4,341GT 6,225.26DWT
    Draft 6.865m Loa 113.31m Bmld 16.80m Dmld 8.30]
    SHINHAMA SHIPBUILDING
    Jul.8.1986 Ship sold to Solar Shipping And Trading S.A.,
    and renamed the SUNNY DIAMOND

1984
  • TENYO MARU

    [Flag Japan 499.25GT TankCapacity 1,000cbm(800cbm Stenless)
    Loa 49.90m B9.00m D4.50m]
    Aug.4.1984-Jul.8.1991

  • KYOKUSHO MARU

    [Flag Japan 499GT 1,250DWT
    Draft 4.2m Loa64.80m Lpp60.00m B10.00m D4.50m]
    Oct.12.1984

  • KYOKUSEI MARU

    [Flag Japan 1,599GT 3,400DWT
    Draft 5.85m Loa86.00m Lpp80.00m B14.00m D6.90m]
    KITANIHON SHIPBUILDING
    Oct.31.1984-Jun.3.1999

  • KYOKUHO MARU (3rd)

    [Flag Japan 2,450GT 4,300DWT
    Draft 6.20m Loa89.30m Lpp 84.00m B15.40m D7.50m]
    TAIHEI KOGYO
    Nov.18.1984-Mar.23.1999

1987
  • KYOUEI MARU

    [550T 650m3 Loa50m B8.3m D4.0m]
    SHIRAHAMA SHIPBUILDING
    Feb.1987

1988
  • AKEBONO MARU

    [ Flag Japan 25,966GT 39,799DWT
    FullSummerDraft11.28m Loa181.00m Lpp172.00m
    Bmld30.00m Dmld18.20m]
    TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING
    Mar.21.1988-Jun.21.1996
    Ship sold to Solar Shipping And Trading S.A., and renamed
    the Akebono (original)

1989
  • NICHIYOU MARU

    Oct.3.1989-Oct.3.1994

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1991
  • NICHINAN MARU

    Jun.5.1991-Aug.5.1993

1992
  • Akatsuki Maru

    [Flag Japan 26,758GT 9,914NT 45,234DWT
    FullSummerDraft 12.223m Loa181.00m B31.028m
    Bmld31.00m TankCapacity(98%) 49,977.6KL]
    HASHIHAMA
    Oct.16.1992-Aug.17.2009

1995
  • Kyokushin Maru

    [TankCapacity(100%) 5,503.309kl
    GrossTonnage3,296 Deadweight 4,999mt Loa106.00m
    Lpp98.00m Bmld15.50m Dmld7.70m
    FullSummerDraft6.593m]
    KYOKUYO SHIPYARD
    Sep.28.1995-

1996
  • ORACION

    Aug.8.1996

1998
  • Asashio Maru

    [Flag Japan 28,480GT 10,482NT 41,997DWT
    FullSummerDraft11.666m Loa182.5m B32.225m]
    ONOMICHI DOCKYARD
    Jun.19.1998-

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2000
  • Kyokuyo Maru

    [Flag Japan 850.00GT 1,892DWT
    FullSummerDraft4.80m TankCapacity2,199.52KL
    Loa70.76mBmld12.00m Dmld5.35m]
    Dec.5.2000-

2001
  • Kyusho Maru No.21

    [Flag Japan 999GT 2,558.15DWT Tank Capacity 2,949.992KL
    Loa83.00m Lpp78.00m B12.50m Dmld5.50m FullSummerDraft5.00m]
    Mar.1.2001-Oct.24.2008.

  • Kyokuho Maru

    [Flag Japan 3,559GT 4,999DWT
    Tank Capacity 5,549.986KL Loa104.81m Lpp98.00m
    Bmld15.60m Dmld8.15m FullSummerDraft6.322m]
    NISHI SHIPBUILDING
    Mar.27.2001-

  • Kyokuryu Maru

    [Flag Japan 3,590GT 4,999DWT
    TankCapacity 5,999.870KL Loa104.47m Lpp98.00m
    Bmld15.60m Dmld8.15m FullSummerDraft6.368m]
    NISHI SHIPBUILDING
    Oct.19.2001-

2004
  • Kiryu Maru No.3

    [Flag Japan 493.00GT 1,230.00DWT Loa60.16m Bmld10.00m Dmld4.50m
    Tank Capacity 1,270KL FullSummerDraft3.85m]
    Oct.19.2004-Apr.1.2005

  • Kyokusho Maru

    [Flag Japan]
    Oct.27.2004-Apr.11.2005

2005
  • Shouwa Maru

    Sep.28.2005

2006
  • Shousen Maru

    Apr.5.2006-

  • Yusei Maru

    Apr.5.2006

  • Kyokusho Maru

    [Flag Japan 999GT 2,428.59DWT Tank Capacity 2,400.292KL Loa79.00m
    B12.00m Dmld5.60m FullSummerDraft5.06m]
    ISB CORPORATION
    Oct.26.2006-Aug.17.2009

  • Kyokusei Maru

    [Flag Japan 3,818GT 4,999DWT
    Tank Capacity 6,199.484KL Loa104.97m B16.0m
    Dmld8.30m]
    KANREI SHIPBUILDING
    Oct.30.2006-

2007
  • Kyokuto Maru

    [Flag Japan 3,702GT 4,999DWT
    Tank Capacity 5,600KL Loa104.97m B16.0m Dmld8.3m
    MeanDraft6.57m]
    KANREI SHIPBUILDING
    Mar.28.2007-

2008
  • Ariake Maru

    [Flag Panama 28,097GT 11,740NT
    45,920DWT FullSummerDraft 12.072m Loa179.88m
    B32.2m TankCapacity 51,814.654KL
    SlopTankCapacity 1,752.541KL ServiceSpeed 14.5Kt]
    SHIN KURUSHIMA DOCKYARD
    Aug.29.2008-

2009
  • KYOKUKO MARU

    [Flag Japan 3,795GT Loa104.97m
    B16.00m D8.30m]
    KANREI SHIPBUILDING
    Jun.15.2009-

2010
  • Sosei Maru

    [Flag Japan 3,590GT 5,519.55DWT]
    HAKATA SHIPBUILDING
    Oct.5.2010-

  • Kyokutoku Maru

    498GT 1,279.88DWT Loa 64.99m
    B 10.4m D 4.5m
    IMURA SHIPBUILDING
    Oct.20.2010-

2011
  • Akatsuki Maru

    [Flag Panama 28,747GT 12,066NT
    45,955DWT FullSummerDraft 12.171m Loa181.54m
    B32.2m TankCapacity 50,924.40KL
    SlopTankCapacity 1,918.93KL ServiceSpeed 14.5Kt]
    SHIN KURUSHIMA DOCKYARD
    2011.6.29-

2014
  • Shin kyokuto Maru
    3,637GT 4,998DWT

    Loa 104.93m B16.0m D4.5m
    SHIN KURUSHIMA DOCKYARD
    2014.3.31-

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SOLAR SHIPPING AND TRADING S.A. / ASAHI STENA TANKERS PTE .LTD ships

SOLAR SHIPPING AND TRADING S.A. / ASAHI STENA TANKERS PTE .LTD ships
1982
  • SAGACITY

    [4,000DWT]
    1982.3.23-1988.1.31

1983
  • CELCHEM CATALYST

    [Flag Panama 24,582.01GT 15,983NT 42,190.00DWT
    TankCapacity 54,174cbm] 1983

1984
  • SUNNY ACE

    [Flag Panama 2,818.70GT 5,710DWT Loa 103.50m Bmlld 15.00m Dmld 7.50m]
    1984.1.29

  • SUNNY BREEZE

    [Flag Panama 2,983.52GT 4,964DWT Draft6.40m Loa 97.50m B16.00m D7.00m]
    Apr.3.1984 Kyokusei Maru purchased from Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd.; ship reflagged to Panama and renamed

  • SUNNY CLIPPER

    Oct.21.1984 Kyokuho Maru purchased from Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd.; ship reflagged to Panama and renamed

1986
  • SUNNY DIAMOND

    [4,000DWT]
    Jul.8.1986 Kyokuyo Maru purchased from Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd.; ship reflagged to Panama and renamed

1989
  • SUNNY FALCON

    [Flag Panama 3,778GT 1,987NT 6,368.66DWT
    FullSummerDraft7.058m TankCapacity(98%)
    6,772.244KL SlopTankCapacity 134.402KL
    Loa105.50m Bmld16.00m]
    SANUKI SHIPBUILDING & IRON WORKS Mar.12.1990-Dec.14.2009

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1990
  • SUNNY GIANT

    [Flag Panama 3,778GT 5,953DWT FullSummerDraft6.915m TankCapacity(98%) 5,874.80KL
    SlopTankCapacity 259.17KL Loa105.50m Bmld16.00m]
    SANUKI SHIPBUILDING & IRON WORKS Jul.30.1990-May.5.2009

  • SUNNY HAWK

    [Flag Panama 3,781GT 5,955.00DWT
    FullSummerDraft6.915m TankCapacity 5,781.66KL
    SlopTankCapacity 133.81KL Loa105.50m B16.00m]
    SANUKI SHIPBUILDING & IRON WORKS Feb.25.1991-Jul.1.2010

1994
  • SWIFT TIGER

    [Flag Panama 4,228GT 6,501.52DWT
    Loa110.00m B16.06m FullSummerDraft 6.764m]
    FUKUOKA SHIPBUILDING Mar.28.1995-Aug.31.2009

1996
  • AKEBONO(初代)

    Jun.21.1996 Akebono Maru purchased from Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd.; ship reflagged to Panama and renamed-Mar.16.2000

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2000
  • SUNNY IRIS

    [Flag Panama VesselType IMO Type Ⅱ&Ⅲ
    5,160GT 2,420NT 7,849.25DWT
    Loa110.00m B18.50m FullSummerDraft7.213m]
    FUKUOKA SHIPBUILDING Feb.24.2000-

2001
  • SUNNY JEWEL

    [Flag Panama VesselType IMO Type Ⅱ&Ⅲ
    4,386GT 2,036NT 6,880.35DWT
    FullSummerDraft 6.763m Loa109.5m B17.20m
    TankCapacity(98%) 6,806.708KL
    SlopTankCapacity(98%) 256.348KL]
    USUKI SHIPYARD Nov.28.2001-Dec.15.2004

  • CANNA

    [Flag Panama 22,602GT 11,070NT 37,642DWT Loa181.2m Lpp171.44m Bmld28.0m Dmld17.0m FullSummerDraft11.472m TankCapacity 45,616KL]
    2001.9.11

2002
  • AKEBONO(2代)

    [Flag Panama 28,099GT 11,613NT 46,001DWT
    FullSummerDraft12.022m TankCapacity(98%) 50,779.76KL
    SlopTankCapacity(98%) 1,746.34KL Loa179.88m B32.20m]
    SHIN KURUSHIMA DOCKYARD Aug.20.2002-Apr.8.2004

2003
  • AKAMA

    [Flag Panama 28,828GT 12,962NT 47,999DWT
    Loa 179.90m B32.20m Full Summer Draft 12.70m
    Tank Capacity 55,850m3
    SHIN KURUSHIMA DOCKYARD Nov.27.2003-

2006
  • SUNNY KITTY

    [Flag Panama 3,580GT 5,555.00DWT
    FullSummerDraft6.550m TankCapacity 6,282.78KL
    SlopTankCapacity 194.41KL Loa101.00m B16.00m]
    2006.3.15-2010.6.28

  • PIONEER SPIRIT

    [Flag Panama 5,340GT 2,635NT 8,735DWT
    FullSummerDraft7.514m TankCapacity 8,920.66KL
    Loa112.00m B19.0m SlopTankCapacity 316.44KL]
    2006.4.19-

2008
  • SUNNY LEO

    [Flag Panama 4,550GT 2,090NT 6,821.28DWT
    Loa 109.61m B17.23m Full Summer Draft 6.763m
    Tank Capacity 7,302.92m3]
    NIIGATA SHIPBUILDING Mar.25.2008-

2009
  • SUNNY DREAM

    [Flag Panama 7,771GT 3,464NT 12,222DWT
    Loa 124.03m B19.63m Full Summer Draft 8.28m
    Tank Capacity 13,090.76m3]
    SHIN KURUSHIMA DOCKYARD Aug.5.2009-

2010
  • SUNNY ORION

    [Flag Panama 7,771GT 3,464NT 12,222DWT
    Loa 124.03m B19.63m Full Summer Draft 8.28m
    Tank Capacity 13,090.76m3]
    SHIN KURUSHIMA DOCKYARD Apr.2.2010-

2013
  • AST SUNSHINE

    [Flag Panama 81,187GT 51,148NT 158,000DWT
    Loa 247m B48m Full Summer Draft 17.02m
    2013.1.11-Tank Capacity 172,219m3]Samsung

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