Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of the Q-Max LNG carrier Al Dafna from STASCo, as part of the ongoing planned transition agreed last October between the two companies. With a cargo carrying capacity of 266,366 m3, Al Dafna is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by RasGas. The vessel built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries was delivered in October 2009 and has been in service ever since.
Al Dafna is the fifth Q-Max LNG vessel that will come under the management of Nakilat Shipping Qatar, bringing the total number of vessels managed by the company to 13. These include 9 LNG and 4 LPG carriers.