Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Max LNG carrier Mekaines from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) with effect from 7 November 2016, as part of the planned and phased transition announced on 19th October 2016.
LNG Tanker Mekaines - Image courtesy: Ian Thomas/shipspotting
With a cargo carrying capacity of 266,476 cubic meters, Mekaines is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by Qatargas. The vessel built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries was delivered in March 2009 and has been in service ever since.
Mekaines is the second Q-Max vessel that will come under the management of Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd. (NSQL) this year, bringing the total number of vessels managed by NSQL to 10, comprising of 6 LNG and 4 LPG carriers.