Naming ceremony of M/V ”Juanita”

The formal naming ceremony of M/V “Juanita” took take place in Leirvik, Stord on 20th May. Godmother was Unni Gjellesvik from Statoil. “Juanita” is of SALT 100 design, the very first design from Salt Ship Design.

M/V “Juanita” was taking a day off from a busy schedule in the North Sea. Her naming ceremony was a celebration marked with speeches of praise – from the shipowner, naval architects and shipbuilders.

Geir Skeie, the renowned Norwegian chef who won the Bocuse d’Or in 2009, was serving up the world’s best fish soup to more than 700 guests.

Captain Tommy Antonsen was visibly proud. – Yes, we are satisfied. Our crew has thoroughly tested the propulsion system; “Juanita” is powered by shaft-in-shaft, contra-rotating propellers. And we have seen her cargo handling in practice. Both systems function exactly as they should. In addition, we’re impressed by how quiet she is.

PSV “Juanita” was delivered from Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik on 16 April 2014 and has already entered into her two-year charter party with Statoil.