The PNTL vessels the Pacific Heron and the Pacific Pintail, which left France on 5 March 2009 carrying a consignment of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel to Japan, have now arrived in Japanese waters and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. has taken receipt of MOX fuel at Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant.

We will provide further details of the MOX fuel transport following the delivery of MOX fuel to other Japanese customers.

Towards the end of the voyage, a fault occurred in the Pacific Heron’s port engine and it was stopped. As the ship has two independent engines, however, the fuel was delivered safely to Chubu and the voyage is continuing to the other customers.