The cargo ship Al Samriya is LNG carrier part from the fleet of the Qatar company Nakilat Shipping, which is one of the leading ship owners in maritime transport. The ship is chartered and operated by the Dutch company Shell, engaged with transportation of liquified natural gas from the Middle East to Europe on regular routes. The vessel was built in 2009 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in their shipyard in Goeje, South Korea. The LNG carrier Al Samriya has overall length of 345.00 m, beam of 55.00 m and depth of 27.00 m. The ship is really large and has improved cargo capacity and safety of operations. The shipbuilders introduced their most modern technologies in prevention and monitoring of the cargo quality and temperature. This highly increases the safety of the vessel and also develop the capacity of gas carrying. The cargo ship Al Samriya has summer deadweight of 154,900 DWT with maximum summer draft of 13.10 m. The vessel has gross tonnage of 168,189 GRT and maximum cargo capacity for 263,000 cubic meters.
Category: Gas Carriers
Akebono Maru is LNG carrier, which impress with size, modern technology and really environmental engineering. The ship is large and has large cargo capacity, which was the main requirement of the Japanese shipowner Chuo Kaiun. The vessel Akebono Maru has overall length of 99.37 meters and length between perpendiculars of 93.00 meters. The LNG Carrier has beam of 17.20 meters, depth of 7.80 meters and maximum summer draft of 4.60 meters. The vessel is quite large for such dangerous cargo ship, but the most interesting is the large capacity of cargo, which can be carrier. The deadweight of the ship Akebono Maru is 4,505 metric tons and the gross tonnage is 2,528 gross tons. The ship has cargo capacity for 3,556 cubic meters of natural gas, carried ad -163 degrees Celsius. The ship is was built in 2011 in the shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, demonstrating shipbuilderâ€™s long accumulated expertise in liquefied gas carriers building and engineering. The technology implemented in creation of the large LNG carrier is really modern and innovative, implementing the best marine engineering practices and the latest developments.
Definitely the LNG Carriers are among the most dangerous ships sailing around the seas. They are carrying compressed natural gas, which is flammable and easily exploding. The gas carriers are having large requirements for their machinery, their tanks and their support. The ship, which will be in our eyes today, is the LNG Carrier Disha. This vessel is one of the largest gas carriers built ever. Also we should not miss that this ship is one of the most safety and built according to the highest standards of IMO and MARPOL. The overall length of the ship is 277.00 meters, while the length between perpendiculars (important for ship maneuvering) is 266.00 meters. The moulded beam of the LNG Carrier Disha is 43.40 meters and the moulded depth of the ship is 26.00 meters. When the ship is fully loaded the draft can reach 11.40 meters. The ship has summer deadweight of 81,097 metric tons. The gross tonnage of Disha is 94,058 gross tons, and the net tonnage is 28,217 net tons. You can imagine what is the size of the ship easily and will understand that the danger, which this vessel provides is high in every mile sailed.
LNG Lerici is one really interesting in designer point of view vessel. The gas carrier has overall length of 216.14 meters, while the length between perpendiculars is 205.00 meters. The beam of the gas carrier is 33.90 meters. The ship has depth of 21.26 meters and draft of 8.20 meters, while fully loaded. The air draft of the vessel is 46.00 meters, while the distance between the keel and the top highest point is 54.00 meters. We will give a little bit more specifications, which are interesting from the navigation point of view. The ship is really impressive with design and engineering. The distance between the bow and the manifold is 105.72 meters. LNG Lerici has deadweight of 35,761 metric tons, while the gross tonnage of the vessel is 46,555 gross tons. The ship has net tonnage of 13,966 net tons and capacity of 65,299 cubic meters. This beautiful LNG carrier was completed on 31st March 1998 in the Fincantieri ship-yard in Genova, Italy.
Cheikh El Mokrani is gas carrier, which can be compared with largest ships of the world. Definitely talking about such vessel, we should mention that this is Mediterranean Max LNG Carrier, which has capacity of 75,500 cubic meters of natural gas. Really Cheikh El Mokrani is great prove for developing of ships industry and showing that even in the most dangerous type of ships can be build large and reliable vessels. The LNG Carrier Cheikh El Mokrani has overall length of 219.95 meters and beam of 22.55 meters. The draft of the vessel, while fully loaded can reach 9.75 meters. These measurements are giving to the ship deadweight of 38,164 metric ton, while the Gross Tonnage is 52,855 gross tons. The LNG Carrier Cheikh El Mokrani is driven by Steam turbine, which gives for the vessel power to reach service speed of 17.5 knots, while the maximum ones can reach more than 19.4 knots. This is very high speed even for Gas Carrier, which is >making the ship quite profitable for the company owning it. This engineer wonder was built by Universal Shipbuilding Corporation into its Tsu Shipyard.
Arctic Voyager is really one of the most interesting, in engineer point of view, ships carrying Liquid Natural Gas, built last years. The vessel was ordered from Lloyds TSB Equipment Leasing and built by the famous ship-builder Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation according to requirements for the project â€œNorway Snowvitâ€. This feature of the LNG Carrier means that vessel is with boosted hull, which can sail in ice. The vessel was built according to latest developments of shipbuilding and designed to endure heavy seas and hard weather conditions. The overall length of Arctic Voyager is 289.50 meters, while the length between perpendiculars is 277.00 meters. The beam, of the vessel is 48.40 meters and the depth is 26.50 meters. The draft of Arctic Voyager, when the ship is fully loaded can read maximum value of 11.90 meters. These measurements are giving to the vessel deadweight of 75,434 metric tons, while the Gross Tonnage is 118,571 gross tons. The cargo tank capacity is over 140,000 cubic meters, which is large amount of cargo, which can be transported by this new and modern LNG Carrier.
The cargo ship Arctic Discoverer is one of the most impressive LNG Carriers built last years. The ship has deadweight of 75,485 metric tons and gross tonnage of 118,571 gross tons. The cargo capacity of the gas carrier is 140,000 cubic meters. All these measurements are really impressive, but the thing, which amused us was the Ice class of the LNG Carrier. Such ships are really dangerous and even easier pressure over the hull may cause explosion, but Arctic Discoverer is designed to operate in the ice and has ice class A. The ship was built by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd. This is one of the high quality ship-yards in Asia creating really amazing ship in design and engineer point of view. The ship has overall length of 289.50 meters and length between perpendiculars of 277.00 meters. The beam of the ice class ship is 48.40 meters, draught of 26.50 meters and draft of 11.30 meters, when the ship is fully loaded.
BW Broker is LPG carrier property of Fair Wind Navigation S.A. The cargo ship is quite interesting in designer point of view, because the hull shape is innovatively designed to be safety, environmental and fast. The BW Broker has overall length of 226.00 meters, but the length between perpendiculars is 222.00 meters. The beam of the LPG Carrier is 37.20 meters and the depth of the board is 21.00 meters. When the vessel is fully loaded the draft reaches maximum size of 11.20 meters. The ship has deadweight of 53,293 metric tons and the gross tonnage of 45,805 gross tons. The ship BW Broker has cargo capacity of 80,126 cubic meters. The ships from the class are really dangerous, not as much as LNG Carriers, but also have high restrictions and very strong requirements for shipsâ€™ safety. That is why it is quite hard to introduce some innovations in such cargo ships. The builders of Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation broke all the rules are created one very modern and very high quality vessel in the Sakaide shipyard.
The LNG Carier Kakurei Maru is one of the newest vessel built in this class of ships. The vessel was finished by Kawasaki Shipbuilding on 27th November 2008 and delivered to the ship-owner Tsurumi Sunmarine Co., Ltd. the ship has overall length of 86.29 meters, while length between perpendiculars is 80.30 meters. The beam of the vessel is 15.10 meters and the depth is 7.00 meters. The ship has deadweight of 1,801 metric tons. The ship’s gross tonnage is 2,952 gross tons with cargo capacity of 2,512 cubic meters and while Kakurei Maru is fully loaded, she reaches draft of 4.30 meters. The main engine of the ship is Hanshin Diesel LH38L, which is giving to the vessel power of 2,059 kW at 240 rpm. This is allowing of the ship about 13.0 knots cruising speed, while the maximum one is 13.6 knots. The ships from this class are well known, as dangerous and flamable. So the restrictions for ship-building of such ships are high and requirements for safety are also high.
The gas carrier Rhourd Enouss is one of the large and very profitable for the ship-owner Sonatrach Petroleum Corporation, which is operating with large number of LPG ships. The vessel has capacity for 59,392 cubic meters and deadweight of 44,399 metric tons, with gross tonnage of 35,306 gross tons. The LPG Carrier has overall length of 204.92 meters, length between perpendiculars of 200.45 meters. The beam of Rhourd Enouss is 32.20 meters, depth is 20.20 meters and when the vessel is fully loaded has draft of 12.10 meters. This large vessel should have strong and reliable main engine, so the ship-builders installed Kawasaki-MAN B&W 6S60MC-C with full power of 13,560 kW at 105 rpm, which is enough for the vessel to reach maximum speed of 17.5 knots and operating speed of 17.1 knots. this is too high speed for such type of vessel, but actually the ship-owner required so high speed in any cost. The vessel was completed in 2008 by Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation. The vessel is the second delivered vessel from three LPG Carriers ordered by Sonatrach Petroleum Corporation to Asian Ship-yard.