LNG tankers off Cape Town

Liquefied natural gas tanker off Cape Town

We often have ships like the one picture above (source) berthed off Cape Town. Because of their conspicuous appearances they generate a lot of interest.

The Cape Ports website has some information:

  • The tankers are transporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • This natural gas is transported in liquid form to save space
  • It is maintained at -60 Celsius
  • Because of the prevailing south-easter (offshore) they are quite safe to us (leaks)
  • According to Cape Ports most are empty anyway – they berth here waiting for orders to pick up gas from Nigeria
  • They have very high safety standards
    • There has never been an accident involving a LNG tanker (since they began operation in 1964)
    • There have only been 3 accidents in history involving LNG plants

Liquefied natural gas tanker detail

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    Good read. I have made a twitter post about this. Hope others find it as interesting as I did.

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    Good read. I have made a twitter post about this. Hope others find it as interesting as I did.