By Anshuman Sabbarwal,
Vessel Manager, Fleet Group 9
A naming ceremony was held for the LNG carrier Saga Dawn on 13th March 2019, a ship owned by Saga LNG Shipping and its first ship at the China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI) Jiangsu yard.
The ship is the world’s first LNG Carrier featuring an IMO type A LNG containment system, based on the LNT A-BOX Design patented by LNG New Technologies (LNT) and is powered by a Wartsila Dual Fuel Main and Auxiliary engines.
The Saga LNG owner and founder is Land Mark Capital Pte Ltd, a Singaporean company with its operational base in Shanghai, China.
Thome Ship Management is Saga LNG’s partner for commissioning, trials, takeover and and technical management.
Saga LNG Shipping was represented by Founder David Wu with Truls Rosenberg and Jonathan Verswijver
Thome Ship Management was represented by Capt. Ashish Malik, Head of Procurement Transformation and Mr. Prasanna Viswanathan, Senior Vessel Manager Fleet Group 9, during the naming ceremony.
Saga LNG aims to build, own and operate small to mid-size LNG vessels using the LNT A-BOX Technology
The vessel had already completed its successful sea trials during December 2018, gas trials will start in May 2019 and the delivery of the vessel is expected in June this year.