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Nakilat transitions LNG carrier to in-house management

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Qatari LNG transport company Nakilat has announced that it has assumed full ship management and operations of the Umm Slal Q-Max LNG carrier from Shell Trading and Shipping Co. Ltd (STASCo).

Nakilat claims that this is part of the planned and phased transition that was announced on 19 October 2016. The vessel is the third Q-Max vessel that will come under the management of Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd in 2016, bringing the total number of vessels managed by the company to 11 (seven LNG carriers and four LPG carriers).

The vessel has a cargo carrying capacity of 265 978 m3. It is wholly owned by Nakilat, and is chartered by Qatargas. It was constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, and was delivered in November 2008. It has been in service ever since.

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