Largest LNGC to load in US leaves Cheniere's Sabine Pass
The largest LNG carrier (LNGC) ever to load up in the US has departed Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Texas, the company reported on April 29.
The Bahamas-flagged MOL Challenger, built in 2017 and owned by Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, can hold nearly 258,000 m3 of LNG, whereas average LNGCs can carry 125,000-175,000 m3.
"The MOL Challenger has loaded and departed our Sabine Pass LNG facility," Cheniere said in a post on social media. "This is the largest vessel to ever load in the US. Measuring in at nearly 1,132 ft long it is approximately 150 ft longer than an average-sized LNG vessel."