GAS-Carriers > 75,000 CBM
GAS-Carriers A-K > 75,000 CBM ( Part - 1 )
Arctic Tokyo
See also : SCF Arctic
"Arctic Tokyo", at her moorings in Nikiski, LNG storage tanks in the foreground.
"Arctic Tokyo".
"Arctic Tokyo", trip Kenai to Yokohama, in 1981.
( Photo Copyright Giancarlo Baudoino )
"Arctic Tokyo", trip Kenai to Yokohama, in 1981.
( Photo Copyright Giancarlo Baudoino )
"Arctic Tokyo", Cargo Control Room.
( Photo Copyright Giancarlo Baudoino )

The LNG industry started in 1964 with the first shipments from Algeria to the UK. By the late 1990s the intervening years international trade in LNG increased 50 fold, production capacity has increased 10 fold and the transport capacity of individual ships has increased 5 fold. The first gas carrier tanks that were used in a continuous regular trade in the United States were of the membrane tank design. In 1965 Phillips Petroleum contacted the Coast Guard concerning a proposal that the energy company had made to Tokyo Gas for shipping LNG from Alaska. The shipments were to be made in tanks that were designed by Worms and Co., Paris, France. This design later became known as the Gaz Transport design. At first, the LNG carriers were envisioned as being 34,000 cubic meters, but eventually the design called for the 71,500 cubic meter vessels that became the Artic Tokyo and Polar Alaska.

The Miramar Ship Index for "ARCTIC TOKYO"
IDNo:
6910702
Year:
1969
Name:
ARCTIC TOKYO
Keel:
20.08.1968
Type:
Tanker (LNG)
Launch Date:
12.01.1969
Flag:
LBR
Date of completion:
22.12.1969

Tons:
44088
Link:
-
DWT:
32878
Yard No:
517
Length overall:
243.3
Ship Design:
LPP:
230.0
Country of build:
SWE
Beam:
34.0
Builder:
Kockums MV
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Malmo
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-18.5

Subsequent History:
1993 METHANE ARCTIC - 2006 SCF ARCTIC

Disposal Data:
-

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
3372
6910702
6910702
1969
ARCTIC TOKYO
44088
Arctic LNG Tptn Co.
3372
6910702
6910702
1969
METHANE ARCTIC
44089
1993
British Gas Methane Arctic Ltd.
387230
6910702
6910702
1969
METHANE ARCTIC
48454
1996
British Gas Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
13122
6910702
6910702
1969
SCF ARCTIC
48454
2006a
Rudon Sg Co.
13122
6910702
6910702
1969
SCF ARCTIC
48454
2006b
Violet Tankers SA

VESSEL DESCRIPTION
Date updated:
Nov 27, 2010
Vessel's name:
SCF Arctic
IMO number:
6910702
Vessel's previous name(s) and date(s) of change:
METHANE ARCTIC (Nov 13, 2006)
ARCTIC TOKYO (Aug 23, 1993)
Date delivered:
Dec 22, 1969
Builder (where built):
KOCKUMS MEKANISKA VERKSTADS AB, MALMO, SWEDEN
Flag:
Liberia
Port of Registry:
Monrovia
Call sign:
A8KT2
Type of vessel:
Gas
Type of hull:
Double Hull
Classification society:
American Bureau of Shipping
Length Over All (LOA):
243.338 m
Length Between Perpendiculars (LBP):
230 m
Extreme breadth (Beam):
34.05 m
Net Tonnage:
14536
Loadline
Freeboard
Draft
Deadweight
Displacement
Summer:
9993 m
10.531 m
40771 MT
60243 MT
CARGO AND BALLAST HANDLING
Total cubic capacity (98%, excluding slop tanks):
70213 m3
Slop tank(s) capacity (98%):
0 m3