he 150,200 cu m Seri Cemara is the last in five new Seri C Class LNG carriers for charter to Malaysian state oil and gas firm Petronas.
As with her sisterships the Seri Cemara is designed for loading both at land based and floating LNG (FLNG) terminals. Sistership the Seri Camellia last year became the first LNG carrier to opearte with a floating LNG unit the Petronas FLNG Satu.
The naming ceremony was graced by Petronas president & group ceo, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, and his wife Puan Sri Dr. Azura Ahmad Tajuddin, who is the Lady Sponsor to the vessel, at the HHI Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.
MISC chairman Dato’ Ab. Halim Mohyiddin said: “The new generation of carriers is highly significant for MISC as we forge ahead in fulfilling our vision to consistently provide better energy-related maritime solutions and services.
“She is fortified to meet the challenges that lie ahead, and, along with the rest of the Seri C vessels, will support MISC’s continuous journey towards sustainable LNG shipping.”
The new MOSS Type vessels have been built with an Integrated Hull Structure (IHS), which provides continuous cover encloses and shields four separate spherical tanks and is designed to add protection for temperature sensitive cargoes.
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