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MISC grows LNG fleet with two newbuilds from SHI

Photo: MISC Seri Damai & Seri Daya, MISC LNG carriers
Seri Damai & Seri Daya, MISC LNG carriers
Two new LNG carriers built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) are joining MISC’s fleet for charters to ExxonMobil.

The 174,000 cu m Seri Damai and Seri Daya once delivered by SHI will be managed by MISC ship management arm Eaglestar Shipmanagement, and chartered ExxonMobil subsidiary SeaRiver Maritime.

Capt Rajalingam Subramaniam, MISC’s President & Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “The delivery of Seri Damai and Seri Daya today, marks a strong start to the year and a significant milestone in MISC’s partnership with SeaRiver Maritime. I would like to thank our valued charterer, SeaRiver Maritime for their trust and confidence in our capabilities."

The new LNG carriers have enhanced cargo tank insulation with the GTT Mark-III Flex PLUS cargo containment system and are powered by WinGD X-DF propulsion.

“The Seri Daya and Seri Damai represent another major milestone in the valued relationship between SeaRiver Maritime, MISC Berhad, and Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard,” said  Kostelnik, President & CEO of SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., “This is a step forward in supporting a net-zero future as we add modern, energy-efficient LNG carriers to support ExxonMobil’s growing LNG business.”

The new vessels will add to MISC’s existing fleet of 31 LNG carriers, six very large ethane carriers (VLECs) and two LNG Floating Storage Units (FSUs),