GAS-Carriers > 50,000 DWT
GAS-Carriers A - D > 50,000 DWT ( Part - 1 )
Al Gattara
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"Al Gattara", leaving dry-dock.
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"Al Gattara".
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"Al Gattara".
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"Al Gattara".
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"Al Gattara"
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"Al Gattara".
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"Al Gattara", inbound for the South Hook LNG Terminal, Milford Haven 17-8-2010.
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"Al Gattara".
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Name: Al Gattara
IMO No: 9337705
Built: 11/2007
Type: LNG Carrier
Status: In service
SubType: LNG
Flag: Marshall Islands
CBM: 216.000
DWT: 106.897
Draft: 12.00
Builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (??)
GT: 136.410
LOA: 315.00/303.00
Owner: OSG Ship Mamangement UK, Ltd.
Cargo Tank Type : Q-Flex Membrane
NT: 40,924
Beam: 50.00
Speed/Cons: 19.5/-
Class: DNV
Depth: 27.00
Engine Type: Diesel MAN B&W, 2x 6S70 ME-C

Additional Information :
The Al Gattara an International Flag LNG Carrier, was named on 10 September 2007. The
Al Gattara is the first in a series of four ships heralding a new generation of Q-Flex LNG carriers.
Constructed at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea, the carrier can transport
216,000 cubic meters of LNG, approximately 40 percent more than the standard LNG vessels in
service today.
The ship employs some of the most advanced technology currently available, including a first-of-its-
kind, on-board reliquefaction plant, which cools boil-off gas and converts it back to liquid for return
to the tanks.
Sistership is "Tembek".

Q-Flex LNG Vessels are designed to have a carrying capacity of up to approximately 217,330m3 and
a length of 315 meters.
Q-Flex LNG Vessels are significantly larger than those conventional LNG vessels which comprise
the current global LNG ves-sel fleet. Such conventional LNG vessels have a length of less than
300 meters and an average capacity of 122,000m3.
The improved carrying capacities of the Q-Flex LNG Vessels result in lower transportation costs per
unit of LNG because they allow more LNG to be transported per journey. The dimensions of Q-Flex
LNG Vessels still allow them access to approximately two-thirds of the primary existing LNG terminals
worldwide. As implied by the ‘Flex’ notation, some existing LNG terminals have the flexibility to handle
the Q-Flex vessels with minor modifications.