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Published: 2020-09-22

Japan's first LNG bunkering vessel - named

Shipping Japan's first LNG bunkering vessel - named

Photo: NYK Line

Kaguya, built by Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, has been named after Princess Kaguya from The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, said to be Japan's oldest story.

The GT 4,044-big, 81.7 m-long and 18 m-wide vessel, with an LNG tank capacity of 3,500 m3, is expected to start working this October.

Kaguya, operated by Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan Corporation, will be stationed at JERA's Kawagoe Thermal Power Station, bunkering vessels in the Chubu region (incl. NYK's Sakura Leader, the company's first gas-run pure car & truck carrier).

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