Nakilat’s Q-flex LNG carrier ‘Al Ghashamiya’ achieves significant safety milestone


Al Ghashamiya achieves 3mn safe man-hours.

Nakilat’s Q-flex liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier ‘Al Ghashamiya’ has recently achieved a significant safety milestone of more than 10 years without lost time injury (LTI) or total recordable case (TRC), equivalent to nearly 3mn safe man-hours. Al Ghashamiya is one of the 18 vessels being operated and managed in-house by Nakilat, with the fleet comprising 14 LNG and four LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) carriers. “The accomplishment of such safety milestones not only affirms our high operating standards but is also a reflection of the strong safety culture and ownership amongst our seafarers, and their dedication to create a safe working environment for everyone at sea,” according to Nakilat’s chief executive Abdullah al-Sulaiti.

This is essential to its global operations, given that Nakilat plays the major role of shipping Qatar’s LNG exports and that it owns the largest fleet of LNG carriers worldwide, he said. Earlier in April, another Nakilat-managed vessel, LPG carrier Bu Sidra achieved seven years LTI-free with 1.6mn safe man-hours. “Several other vessels within the managed-fleet are expected to achieve similar safety milestones in the coming months,” the company spokesman said. Nakilat has been recognised through various prestigious awards, such as the British Safety Council’s Sword of Honour and the Green Award, bearing testament to the company’s excellence in the management of health and safety risks at the workplace.

Sources and photo-credits: Gulf Times