BuilderMitsubishi Where BuiltNagasaki, JapanDate Built1984Tonnage21187 GRT1Propulsionnot specifiedOwners & Previous Names1984-1999 USSCo
1999- Penagree No 2Additional NotesSince 1965 Union Company had managed the chartered tankers delivering product from the Marsden Point oil refinery to the main New Zealand ports and decided to build its own tanker. Although the Union Company lost the management contract in 1994, TAIKO remained in the New Zealand trade until after 2004.
New Zealand Ship and Marine Society (20th Aug 2019). TAIKO 1984-1999. In Website New Zealand Ship and Marine Society. Retrieved 21st Aug 2019 08:28, from https://nzshipmarine.recollect.co.nz/nodes/view/890