New LNG Carrier for Ichthys LNG Project Named “OCEANIC BREEZE”

By Vessels

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K-Line) held a naming ceremony for a newly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier at Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI).

The new vessel was given her name “OCEANIC BREEZE” by Mr. Toshiaki Kitamura, President of INPEX Corporation (INPEX).

New LNG Carrier for Ichthys LNG Project Named “OCEANIC BREEZE”
Caption: LNG carrier Ocean Breeze naming ceremony - Image courtesy of K-Line

Designed by MHI, the vessel has adopted “SAYAENDO” which features a continuous cover integrated with the vessel’s hull that is light-weight and minimizes wind pressure which accomplishes low fuel consumption while successfully achieving environmentally-friendly conditions.

“OCEANIC BREEZE” will be time-chartered by INPEX Shipping Co., Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of INPEX, and will be carrying LNG from the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australia to Naoetsu, Niigata after her delivery.

Main Particulars of the vessel:

 Owner  Oceanic Breeze LNG Transport S.A.
 Charter  INPEX SHIPPING CO., LTD.
 Shipyard  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.  
  (Nagasaki Shipyard)
 LOA  abt. 288m
 Beam  abt. 49m
 Tank Type / Tank Capacity   Moss / abt.155,300m3
 Propulsion System  Ultra Steam Turbine

Source: K-Line