MOL, COSCO christen newest LNG carrier

JAPAN WEEK
Photo: Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and China COSCO Shipping have formally named the last ship in a series of four LNG carriers jointly ordered by the two companies from Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding.

The vessel has been christened LNG Megrez after a star in the constellation Ursa Major. It has a length of 295 metres, a beam of 45 metres, a draught of 11.5 metres, and a total cargo capacity of 174,000 cubic metres.

The tanker will be managed by MOL LNG Transport Europe and will serve the Yamal LNG project in Russia along with its sisters LNG Dubhe, LNG Merak, and LNG Phecda.

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