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~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for August 2022 ~ 1of2 ~ ~ Asklipios ~ Weymouth Bay - June 2022  

Capital Gas’ new LNG tanker Asklipios arrived from Sabine Pass in Texas on June 15th and anchored in Weymouth Bay to take on bunkers. Paul Dallaway was on hand to capture our first picture. Later that day, with Monjasa Provider having completed her bunkering operations, Steve Belasco was out on the water resulting in our second picture. Thanks to both of our photographers. 

~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for August 2022 ~ 2of2 ~ ~ Asklipios ~ Weymouth Bay - June 2022  

Asklipios is the sixth, and latest, new-build (in a planned fleet of 14) for Capital Gas Ship Management Corporation based in Piraeus, Greece. The new LNG tanker was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea and has only been in service since 2021.

Key Dimensions for Asklipios … Gross Tonnage = 116,600 … Length = 300m … Beam 46m … Draft = 12m … Service Speed = 19 Knots … LNG capacity = 174,000 cubic metres.

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