LPGC Ayame

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History
Singapore
Name: Ayame
Owner: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines [1]
Operator: Wilhelmsen Lines aka Wilhelmsen Ship Management[2]
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Nagasaki
Yard number: 2250
Launched: 26 January 2010
Completed: 30 April 2010
Homeport: Singapore
Identification:
General characteristics
Type: Gas carrier
Tonnage:
  • 51,041 GT
  • 55,076 DWT
  • 55,396 NT
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)
Propulsion:
Speed: 25.5 knots (47.2 km/h; 29.3 mph)
Capacity: 83,000 m3 (2,900,000 cu ft)

LPG/C Ayame is a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC), with a capacity of 83,000 m3 (2,900,000 cu ft), delivered in 2010 from MHI Ltd. of Nagasaki, and under the management of Wilhelmsen Lines Malaysia.[3]

Ship history[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mol.co.jp/opensea/1007_nnl1.html
  2. ^ "New vessel on management LPG/C Ayame". Wilhelmsen Ship Management. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "World LPG carrier fleet" (PDF). Riviera Maritime Media. 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

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