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Great Ships of 2018

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In mid-October 2018 Kairos, the world’s largest

LNG bunker supply vessel with an LNG capacity of 7,500 cu. m., started its voyage from the shipyard in

South Korea to Northwest Europe.

The construction of the vessel started in 2016 when the joint venture of Nauticor and Klaipedos nafta (KN) signed a time-charter agreement with ship owner Bab- cock Schulte Energy (BSE). In February 2018, steel cutting took place at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in Ulsan, South Korea.

In addition to being the world’s largest LNG supply bunker, the vessel has several other unique features, in- cluding the ballast-free design and installation of a CNG tank to store vapor return gas from customer vessels. 45

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