After the anthems of Korea and Japan played and the national flags of both countries were raised over S-543, the sponsor - the beloved wife of Boyang's CEO - named the reefer "Boyang Alaska". The lady then cut the tethering rope with a golden axe, which led a champagne bottle to smash, a 'kusudama' paper ball to split into 2, colorful paper tapes and confetti to drop in the air and fireworks to be shot off. Yes, it was the climax of the ceremonies!
After a photo session, the guests moved to the banquet room of a hotel in the downtown for the luncheon reception. Kyokuyo's President, Boyang's CEO, Vice President of Arctic Storm Inc. and Managing Director of Korea P&I delivered speech in turn, before 'Kagamiwari' ceremony was performed.
In the traditional manner, the lid of a sake barrel was broken open by wooden mallets, with a loud battle cry, and the sake was served to the attendants. The President of Khana Enterprise then gave a toast.
Just like the case of her sister born 2 months earlier, Boyang Alaska came into the scene at the right timing. The guests saw, through the wide windows, the new vessel sailing in the Kanmon Strait. The half day event was concluded with an ending speech by the Chairman of Boyang, Ltd.
We wish all the best of luck on the future voyages of Boyang Alaska (and Boyang Bering too).