Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has taken delivery of the LNG carrier Marvel Eagle, the first of three vessels intended to transport gas in the U.S.
The MOSS-type ship, featuring a capacity of 155,000 cbm, was named on September 5 at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Sakaide Shipyard.
The ship was ordered in an en bloc transaction comprising two ships in 2014, having secured a charter to transport shale gas-derived liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States. The third ship of 177,000 cbm followed suit in 2015.
The freshly-delivered LNG carrier will be employed on transporting LNG from the Mitsui & Co.-backed Cameron LNG project in the U.S. state of Louisiana.