The world's first successfully completed transfer between high-capacity LNG carriers took place at Montoir-de-Bretagne last year and involved the carriers Gemini and Ben Badis. The two, linked together for 48 hours via articulated transfer arms, were moored to a landing stage under conditions of maximum reliability and safety.
Video: Transhipment of LNG between two LNG carriers at Montoir-de-Bretagne
Gemini (IMO number 7390143 and MMSI 538001388) was built in 1978. The GT 95,084-tonne vessel is registered in the Marshall Islands.
Ben Badis/Spirit of Hella (IMO number 9361639 and MMSI 311013700) was built in 2009. The GT 114,277-tonne vessel is registered in the Bahamas and has a capacity of 173,010 cbm.
Image: Arjan Elmendorp