Tanker rescued castaway
On Nov 26, 2018, the"LNG Fukururokuju" rescued a castaway 330 km off New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. At 4.30 p.m. LT, the tanker, while underway northeast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, spotted a castaway who was calling for help. The vessel immediately started rescue activities and rescued him at 6:30 p.m. At 6:50 p.m. on Nov 27, the survivor was handed over to the local authorities off Lihir Island of Papua New Guinea, upon instructions of the Papua New Guinea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres.
Australia Pacific LNG ships first cargo to Kansai Electric
ConocoPhilips-operated Australia Pacific LNG project shipped its first liquefied natural gas cargo to Kansai Electric Power of Japan, from its Curtis Island facility. The LNG Fukurokuju, which was recently built to fulfill Kansai Electric’s contract with Australia Pacific LNG, departed Curtis Island on June 29, 2016, APLNG said in a statement on Thursday.
Carrier for Kansai Electric Power Named LNG FUKUROKUJU
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. on July 28 took part in a naming ceremony for the newbuilding liquefied natural gas carrier LNG FUKUROKUJU, which is co-owned by MOL and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. at Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Among the many guests on hand were KEPCO President and Director Yagi, who named the new vessel, and his wife, who cut the rope. The LNG FUKUROKUJU will serve a broad range of projects including the Australia/Pacific LNG Project after the delivery. The vessel adopts a new steam turbine engine that reuses steam for heating, which will also reduce fuel consumption, and an advanced heat insulation system that offers the lowest LNG vaporization rate - 0.08% - of any LNG carrier in the world. Its environment-friendly, economically-advanced design also effectively controls surplus boil-off gas. http://www.marinelink.com/news/fukurokuju-electric395336.aspxUpload News