Mitsubishi and NYK Line christen LNG carrier

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding held a christening ceremony for a new 73,800DWT LNG carrier at its Nagasaki Shipyard and Machinery Works facilities on Friday, April 19.

The new ship, named Diamond Gas Sakura, is the third LNG carrier in a series to be built for Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line).

After completion and hand-over in May, the ship will join its sisters Diamond Gas Orchid and Diamond Gas Rose in transporting LNG for the Cameron LNG project in the United States.

Diamond Gas Sakura has a length of 293.5 metres, a beam of 48.94 metres, a depth of 27 metres, a draught of 11.05 metres, and a total cargo tank capacity of 165,000 cubic metres.

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