SCF Group christens LNG carrier

Russia’s SCF Group has officially named its newest LNG carrier SCF La Perouse.

The 174,000-cubic-metre newbuild honours Jean-François de la Pérouse, a famed French explorer who from 1785 led a major scientific expedition around the Pacific, visiting Sakhalin Island, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Kuril Islands. His name was given to the strait between the islands of Sakhalin and Hokkaido, connecting the Sea of Okhotsk with the Sea of Japan.

Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, SCF La Perouse will operate under a long-term time charter agreement with Total.

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