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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:HL ECOAdded:Jun 02, 2020
Captured:May 29, 2020IMO:9869332Hits:2,564
Location:Mokpo, Mogpo, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Ships under Construction
What?!? :) This is the first ship of two 180,000 dwt LNG-powered Capesize bulk carriers for H-Line Shipping, under construction at Hyundai Samho shipyard.
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Technical Data
Vessel type:-
Length:292 m
Beam:45 m
Draught:9.7 m

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AIS Information
Last known position:
34°45’44.32” N, 129°13’8.37” E
Speed, course (heading):
9.4kts, 212° (217°)
Arrival:11th Jan 2021
05:30:38 UTC
Last update:
24 days 15 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)
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Tuomas Romu on Oct 09, 2020 16:09 (4 months ago)
Yeah, looks like polyurethane foam insulation typically used in bigger tanks.
swtk on Oct 09, 2020 15:35 (4 months ago)
@ MO Roy,
These type C LNG fuel tanks are normally of a double shell construction. The annular space is filled with perlite after which this space is vacuumed, thus creating a sufficiently high "holding time" of the LNG in the tank.
These ones however, seems to be insulated in another way considering their surface condition being not so smooth.
Tuomas Romu on Oct 09, 2020 12:29 (4 months ago)
NOx, SOx, PM, black carbon... not to mention what happens if there's a spill.

LNG is... nice!
lappino on Jun 07, 2020 18:22 (8 months ago)
But the problem with the old diesel is its excessive sulphur content, so LNG becomes more interesting. And there are other things involved besides maintenance - you should see the elaborate way they made the access to the aft free fall lifeboat (not installed yet), to keep it away from hazardous area...


Frank Buckley on Jun 07, 2020 10:44 (8 months ago)
Hell of a lot of extra cost and maintainance with LNG installation. You cannot be the old Diesel !!!
Captain Ted on Jun 05, 2020 12:51 (8 months ago)
hmmm the leaning tower of Pisa,,then huh ?
lappino on Jun 05, 2020 07:32 (8 months ago)
Tomas, almost anything can be squeezed into "Ships under construction" category, but this one maybe is really pushing it... :)


Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jun 05, 2020 06:41 (8 months ago)
Beware of the deletion-army Lappinio, seems like the ladder-structure aint perfectly straight, hehehe! Tomas
pieter melissen on Jun 05, 2020 05:57 (8 months ago)
Matty Boy a wide angle shot can make anything look obscene, remember front shots of pronounced bulbs on the slipway before launch?
MattB on Jun 03, 2020 10:13 (8 months ago)
Quite frankly, this has to be one of the most obscene looking vessel I've ever seen !!! ;-))))
lappino on Jun 03, 2020 02:24 (8 months ago)
Thank you all for your comments. These are Type C LNG tanks, insulated against heat to prevent excessive boil-off, but I don't know the specifics. Hyundai Samho has experience with those from Sovcomflot Aframax tankers, and from Zvezda Aframaxes as well. They will have some effect on stability, but it's all taken into account...


MO Roy on Jun 02, 2020 16:33 (8 months ago)
Therse must be a lot of insulation if they are left out in the open like this.
pieter melissen on Jun 02, 2020 15:39 (8 months ago)
@Csaba, special LNG bunker ships are already in operation in the Rotterdam area, this

being one of them.
csaba on Jun 02, 2020 15:08 (8 months ago)
So those are the fuel tanks? How do they affect stability? Will these kind of ships need special facilities for refueling or are they LNG barges?
Many thanks...
lappino on Jun 02, 2020 11:14 (8 months ago)
Thank you, Holger my dear friend. This is the shape of things to come, I guess...

Greetings from South Korea!

volker1948 on Jun 02, 2020 07:56 (8 months ago)
Hello Vlad my dear friend.Interesting view!!Best wishes,Volker.
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