She was built in Sasebo, Japan by the Sasebo Heavy Industries Company Ltd. as Northern Venture. She sailed as such until July of 2001 when she was sold and renamed Xinxing Hai by COSCO, China. When this picture was added to the archives in September of 2002 she was still listed as operational as Xinxing Hai.
Information courtesy Marine News (The World Ship Society), Lloyds Registers and the Fairplay Internet Ship Register
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