|Owner:||Mitsui O.S.K. Lines |
|Operator:||Wilhelmsen Lines aka Wilhelmsen Ship Management|
|Builder:||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Nagasaki|
|Launched:||26 January 2010|
|Completed:||30 April 2010|
|Length:||230 m (750 ft)|
|Beam:||36.6 m (120 ft)|
|Draught:||15.5 m (51 ft)|
|Depth:||11.6 m (38 ft) (deck edge to keel)|
|Speed:||25.5 knots (47.2 km/h; 29.3 mph)|
|Capacity:||83,000 m3 (2,900,000 cu ft)|
On 30 April 2010 the LPG carrier Ayame was completed at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki Shipyard. A naming ceremony was held on 22 April at the shipyard, with guests including Ikuhiro Ochi, President/Managing Director of the shipowner. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Managing Executive Officer Tsuneo Watanabe, who named the vessel, and Astomos Energy Corporation Senior Managing Director Tatsuhiko Yamazaki, who cut the rope.
The Ayame is the third 83,000m3-class LPG carrier ordered from MHI. The first, the Musanah, was delivered on 4 December 2009, and the second, the Aquamarine Progress, on 15 January 2010. Upon its launching, the Ayama was assigned to an LPG carrier pool operated by LPG Global Transport Management Inc. and left on its maiden voyage to load cargo in the Middle East.