Cargo ship Al Samriya is LNG carrier from the fleet of the Qatar company Nakilat Shipping, which is leading shipowner in maritime transport and gas carrying industry. The LNG carrier is chartered and operated by the Dutch company Shell, engaged with transportation of LNG from the Middle East to Europe on regular routes. Al Samriya was built in 2009 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in their shipyard in Goeje, South Korea. The LNG carrier Al Samriya has overall length of 345.00 m, beam of 55.00 m and depth of 27.00 m. The ship is really large and has improved cargo capacity and safety of operations. The shipbuilders introduced their most modern technologies in prevention and monitoring of the cargo quality and temperature. This highly increases the safety of the vessel and also develop the capacity of gas carrying. The cargo ship Al Samriya has summer deadweight of 154,900 DWT with maximum summer draft of 13.10 m. The vessel has gross tonnage of 168,189 GRT and maximum cargo capacity for 263,000 cubic meters.
The vessel is known as one of the largest and most modern Q-Max LNG carriers in the world. Such king of cargo ships have 80% more capacity with 40% lower energy consumption. Such improvements are making the ship really environmental and profitable for the owner and operator. In any case the LNG carrier is one of the largest operating in the world. Such high technology vessel is in need of reliable machinery and engineering. The main engine of the LNG carrier is twin MAN B&W 7S70ME-C2, which has total output power of 25,830 hp at 87 rpm. Such high power of the main engine allows the ship to reach service speed of over 31.0 knots, while the maximum one is over 33.0 knots. Definitely the ship is in need of fast and accurate operations, but also needs a lot of energy for keeping the gas in transportation conditions. So the vessel has three auxiliary diesel generators, which support maneuvering and cargo system operations. The new and modern cargo handling equipment is automated and only monitored by the ship’s officers. This is prevention system of human mistakes during loading and discharging, which in most cases can be followed by explosion or serious accidents. In any case the shipbuilders and marine engineers created one really powerful, large and safety ship, which is reliable for operations and carrying of LNG among the largest European and Asian ports.
The ship is operating under the flag of Marshall Islands with home port Majuro. The LNG Carrier Al Samriya has IMO number 9388821, MMSI 538003295 and call sign V7PV3.
L x B x D x d: 345.00m x 55.00m x 27.00m x 13.10m
DWT/GT: 154,900 / 168,189
Cargo Capacity: 263,000 cbm
Main Engine: MAN B&W 7S70ME-C2
Power: 25,830 hp at 87 rpm
Speed: 31 kts
Shipbuilder: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering