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Osaka Gas Vessel Named "LNG Venus'

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 4, 2014


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. President: Koichi Muto) today announced the naming ceremony of 'LNG Venus', a newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier held at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; President: Shunichi Miyanaga; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo). The vessel is under construction at MHI and will serve Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

As a large group of guests looked on, Osaka Gas President Ozaki named the vessel, and his wife cut the rope.
The LNG Venus is co-owned by MOL and Osaka Gas’ wholly owned subsidiary, Osaka Gas International Transport Inc.

(President: Shigeru Chikamoto; Headquarters: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture). After its completion, it will sail under a charter contract with Osaka Gas.
Aiming toward its goal of “solid growth through innovative changes” set forth in the midterm management plan STEER FOR 2020, MOL continues to offer value-added services – backed by the experience, know-how, and network accumulated as the world leader in LNG carrier ownership and management – to customers including electric power and gas utilities in Japan.
[LNG Venus]
Length              : 288.0 m
Breadth             : 48.94 m
Draft                  : 11.55 m
LNG tank           : MOSS independent stretched spherical-type tank system
          (with continuous tank cover)
Deadweight tonnage  :138,000 MT
Tank capacity              : About 155,000 m3 (*)
(*) Actual loading capacity: 153,000 m3
Main engine                : Reheating system steam turbine
Speed               : 19.5 knots
Shipyard           : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard
Ship management company  : Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

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