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LNG Lerici gas carrier

| Maritime News | 22/06/2012

LNG Lerici   The cargo ship LNG Lerici is gas carrier, which is really large and impressive vessel. The construction of the hull and the improved design are making this vessel strong, powerful and profitable. The ship was built in the Fincantieri shipyard in 1998 and operated by LNG Shipping S.p.A. The improvements integrated into the design, stability and safety on board are making the ship important for the maritime transport. LNG Lerici has length of 216.14 meters, beam of 33.90 meters, depth of 21.26 meters and draft of 8.20 meters. The total height of the ship is 54.00 meters and the air draft is 46.00 meters. The ship has large cargo capacity, as the deadweight is 35,761 tons, gross tonnage is 46,555 GRT and the net tonnage 13,966 tons. The ship has improved design, so the cargo capacity is 65,299 cubic meters, which is quite high value for the gas carrier with such size.

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Pirates attacked LNG Aries

| Maritime News | 22/06/2012

LNG Aries   The cargo ship LNG Aries was attacked by pirates off Masirah Island, Arabian sea. The cargo ship was carrying natural gas, when one skiff with 5-6 persons aboard attacked the ship and fired several shots to the LNG Carrier. The pirates were not able to board the cargo vessel, due to good maneuvers of the duty navigation officer and the army forces interaction of the closest military ship. On board of the cargo ship LNG Aries there were no armed guard in spite of the area of operation. The pirates attacks became more frequent again, as they attacked around the shores of Somalia a few cargo vessels. The LNG Carriers are quite defenceless, as the cargo on board is highly explodable. On board of the skiff, which attacked LNG Aries there were also RPG, which might cause serious damage of the vessel with such kind of cargo, but fortunately it was not used by the pirates.

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