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Nakilat takes over management of Mekaines LNG carrier

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Nakilat has announced that it has assumed full ship management and operations of the Mekaines LNG carrier from Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd (STASCO).

This is part of the recently announced phased management transition that will see Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd (NSQL) take control of its LNG fleet from Shell.

The Q-Max Mekaines LNG carrier, which has a cargo carrying capacity of 266 476 m3, is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by Qatargas. The vessel was built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and was delivered in March 2009. It has been in service ever since.

Mekaines is the second Q-Max vessel that will come under the management of NSQL this year, following the Q-Max LNG carrier Mozah. This brings the total number of vessels managed by NSQL to 10, comprising of six LNG carriers and four LPG carriers.

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