'Orient Iris' launching (1)
The bulker "Orient Iris" (see picture #23175
for details) was launched at Kawasaki Heavy Industries' Kobe Shipyard on 3rd December 2013. Here the name has been revealed (earlier covered by the red & white banner), bottle smashed & she's just started moving down the slipway. The souvenir postcard did not give the real owner's name but it is probably Chilean, as the Chilean national flag was hoisted next to the launching podium just prior to this photo.
Picture added on 04 December 2013 at 08:05