VLCC Anne officially named
In May 2016, when the Anne was still known as HN 2728, Huyndai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Euronav organized a naming ceremony preceded by a pre-naming dinner. Cecilia Thomson, the wife of the Euronav Director William Thomson, gladly accepted the honor to become the Godmother of the Anne and together with her family she joined us in Seoul, South Korea for the joyous events.
In line with tradition, a pre-naming dinner took place on the evening of 9 May 2016, the night before the naming ceremony.The actual naming was preceded by some wonderful speeches by the CEO of HHI, Euronav’s CFO Hugo De Stoop and of course by the Godmother. Then it was time for the Godmother to name the vessel and ritually baptize the newborn with a bottle of champagne. Our official group picture (in front of the vessel) was not only populated with smiling faces but also with bright blue raincoats.
You can watch the video of the ceremony here.