Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K-Line) held naming ceremony for the newly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier at Sakaide Shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI).

New LNG Carrier for Ichthys LNG Project Named “PACIFIC BREEZE”
Caption: Guests at the christening ceremony of Pacific Breeze - the new LNG Carrier for Ichthys LNG Project

The newbuilding’s name PACIFIC BREEZE was given by Mr. Jeng-Zen Fang, Vice President of CPC Corporation, Taiwan (CPC).

Designed by KHI, PACIFIC BREEZE is the largest Moss-type LNG carrier. She is also the first Moss-type LNG carrier equipped with the Tri-Fuel Diesel (TFD) Propulsion System which accomplishes low fuel consumption together with bringing environmentally friendly conditions.

PACIFIC BREEZE will be time-chartered by IT Marine Transport Pte. Ltd., a joint-venture company between INPEX Corporation and TOTAL S.A., and consigned to CPC and will be carrying LNG from the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australia to Taiwan after her delivery.

Main Particulars of the vessel:

 Owner  Pacific Breeze LNG Transport S.A.
 Charter  IT Marine Transport Pte. Ltd.
 Shipyard  Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Sakaide Shipyard)
 LOA  abt. 289.3m
 Beam  abt. 52.0m
 Tank Type / Tank Capacity  Moss / abt.182,000m3
 Propulsion System  TFD (Tri-Fuel Diesel)

Source: K-Line