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The country’s first ship-to-ship (STS) transfer operations for liquefied natural gas (LNG) by China’s Jovo Group Company Ltd. Guandong (JOVO) started operations here Thursday (April 27), the first major investment in the Freeport under the Duterte Administration.
|The 105,335-ton Malaysian-flagged Seri Bakti, which arrived from Australia, is now anchored in Subic Bay and has just completed transferring an initial load of LNG to feeder vessel S/S Polar Spirit, a 72,524-ton Bahamas-flagged vessel.|
S/S Seri Bakti skippered by Capt. Sydney De Silveira, is operated by MISC group, a leading provider of energy-related maritime solutions and services.
On the other hand, Polar Spirit is operated by Teekay Gas Service and is under the command of Capt. Nenad Bezic.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Administrator Wilma Amy Eisma said Seri Bakti is among the largest gas carriers operating for maritime transport.
“Because of the depth of our port, Subic Bay could accommodate this gigantic vessel, or any other super-size ship for that matter,” Eisma explained.
The ship-to-ship transfer operations involves a large mother vessel loaded with LNG and anchored off-shore, and smaller vessels that will bring the cargo to ports of destination where bigger ships are not allowed to anchor due to maritime issues.