She was built in Tsu, Japan by Nippon Kokan K.K. for Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line), Japan. The hull was launched during February of 1987 and the completed ship entered service during July of 1987 as Suruga MAru. When this picture was added to the archives in 12/2002 she was still operational as such.
Information courtesy Lloyds Registers & Fairplay Internet Ship Register
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