LNG Mars

LNG Mars carrierLNG Mars is a new generation MOSS type liquefied natural gas carrier, built in 2017 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, implementing the latest marine engineering technologies. The design of the LNG carrier incorporates a continuous cover to house four spherical tanks, and also acts as a hull-reinforcing element, resulting in greater overall strength and reduction in weight. The overall length of LNG Mars has overall length of 288.00 m, while the length between perpendiculars is 275.00 m. The beam of the ship is 48.94 m, the depth is 26.00 m and the maximum summer draft is 11.55 m. The gas carrier has deadweight of 86,161 DWT and gross tonnage of 136,710 GRT. With such dimensions, LNG Mars has capacity to carry 155,693 cbm of liquefied natural gas at temperature of -162 degrees Celsius. the high capacity is achieved without increasing the beam by using vertically stretched spherical tanks with the same tank diameter. Consequently, the vessel LNG Mars has higher cargo capacity and satisfies the New Panamax requirements.

The engineering on board of the gas carrier is improved and meets the latest IMO standards for safety and efficiency. LNG Mars is driven by Ultra Steam Turbine MR36-II, which has output power of 26,000 kW at 74.0 rpm. This propulsion system allows the ship to operate with service speed of 19.5 kts, while the maximum speed under ballast exceeds 21.0 kts. The continuous cover also improves propulsion performance by substantially reducing longitudinal wind resistance. Moreover, the ship has improved dynamic characteristics with low fuel consumption and low CO2 and NOx emissions. The specially installed filters reduce the sulfur emissions to zero, according to latest MARPOL standards.

The gas carrier LNG Mars has operates under the flag of Japan with IMO number 9645748, MMSI 431177000 and call sign 7JRT.

LNG Mars specification

Length: 288.00 m
Width: 48.94 m
Depth: 26.00 m
Draft: 11.55 m
Deadweight: 86,161 DWT
Gross Tonnage: 136,710 GRT
Cargo Capacity: 155,693 cbm
Engine: Ultra Steam Turbine MR36-II
Engine power: 26,000 kW
Speed: 19.5 kts

LNG Mars photos

LNG Mars dock   LNG Mars gas carrier
LNG Mars ship   LNG Mars