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Photographer:dirk septer [View profile]Title:Esshu MaruAdded:Oct 17, 2014
Captured:October 04, 2014IMO:9666560Hits:2,101
Location:Nagasaki, Japan
Photo Category: Ships under Construction
Nagasaki, Japan; October 4, 2014;

sistership of LNG Venus, shown in the youtube video posted by Mats (see comments below);
As no name on stern painted on stern yet, this vessel appears to be Esshu Maru,(Yd 2298),
launched April 1, 2014; delivery due in December 2014;
(see comments by davidships below):

Vessel Identification
Name:Mitsubishi Nagasaki 2298
Technical Data
Vessel type:Lng Tanker
Gross tonnage:138,000 tons
Summer DWT:75,300 tons
Length:288 m
Beam:49 m
Draught:9.5 m

Additional Information
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2015
AIS Information
Last known position:
12°6’7.66” S, 130°22’16.55” E
Speed, course (heading):
9.2kts, 300° (295°)
Location:Au Drw
Arrival:30th Jan 2020
19:30:11 UTC
Last update:
1 day 18 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 19th, 05:00:03 UTCRio Dejaneiro
2018 August 30th, 05:00:59 UTCUs Sab
2018 May 25th, 18:40:33 UTC>in Dah
2018 May 17th, 14:00:24 UTC>eg Psd
2018 April 28th, 14:00:27 UTC>us Sab
2018 April 2nd, 00:01:24 UTC>in Cok
2018 March 27th, 15:00:06 UTC>sg Pwbga
2018 March 15th, 08:00:06 UTC>sg Benoi Berth 4
2018 February 24th, 03:15:32 UTC>sg Benoi Yrd Dock2
2018 February 10th, 03:00:13 UTC>sg Pgbg
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Photo Comments (4)

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dirk septer on Oct 18, 2014 14:24 (5 years ago)
I agree, Esshu Maru, IMO 9666560:
thanks davidships, for solving this mystery!
dirk septer
davidships on Oct 17, 2014 22:40 (5 years ago)
Not LNG VENUS. Before 12 Sep she was moved, and already had her name/IMO/port on the stern.
See video
Why would they paint it over shortly before delivery?
Near the end of the video can be seen a sistership in advanced state of external outfit (though not at the location of Dirk's photo)

There seem to be two sisters to LNG VENUS already launched and for MOL operation:

IMO 9645748 - ?? (Yd 2296) - lnchd 22 Aug 2014 - delivery due Jun 2015
IMO 9666560 - ESSHU MARU (Yd 2298) - lnchd 11 Apr 2014 - delivery due Dec 2014

My money would be on ESSHU MARU
Bjørn Knudsen on Oct 17, 2014 20:20 (5 years ago)
IMO 9645736 belong to: LNG VENUS
Yard name: Mitsubishi Nagasaki 2295
From Equasis
dirk septer on Oct 17, 2014 19:38 (5 years ago)
Thanks Mats.
Vessel is either LNG Venus or possibly Mitsubishi Nagasaki 2296, IMO 9645736.
Does anybody know?
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