UK Club ship visit
Aki Tsukui and Sumit Madhu visited the LNG FRAIHA, a membrane-type LNG carrier , also known as the "Q-Flex" which until the entry into service of the Q-Max-type carrier, was the world's largest LNG carrier with a capacity of 1.5 times that of conventional LNG carriers.
Once on board, both Aki and Sumit were given a detailed tour around the vessel by Master of the vessel including the bridge, cargo control room, ships engine room, forecastle deck, galley etc.
The tour included some very interesting facts about life at sea in general from the veteran Master who was on his 91st contract having spent 38 years at sea.
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L4 Syndicate Manager Sumit Madhu recently presented at the international conference organised by The GLOBALMET Association on 3rd and 4th November 2017 in Mumbai.
Operating in conditions of heavy weather
With reports of operators directing ships through the Straits of Magellan and round The Cape of Good Hope in order to save on canal dues and take advantage of the suppressed fuel prices, a reminder to Masters of the considerations that should be taken into account when operating in areas of adverse weather conditions.