Nakilat’s Q-Flex LNG Carrier achieves 10 years Safety Milestone
8 May 2019
Nakilat’s Q-flex LNG Carrier Al Ghashamiya has recently achieved a significant safety milestone of over 10 years without lost time injury (LTI) or Total Recordable Case (TRC), equivalent to nearly 3 million safe man-hours. Al Ghashamiya is one of 18 vessels being operated and managed in-house by Nakilat, with the fleet comprising of 14 LNG and four LPG carriers.
Earlier in April, another Nakilat-managed vessel, LPG carrier Bu Sidra achieved 7 years LTI-free with 1.6 million safe man-hours. Several other vessels within the managed-fleet are expected to achieve similar safety milestones in the coming months.
Nakilat’s Chief Executive Officer Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti said, “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. This is essential to our global operations, given that Nakilat plays the major role of shipping Qatar’s LNG exports and that we own the largest fleet of LNG carriers worldwide.”
Further commenting on this achievement, Mr. Al-Sulaiti added, “At the crux of Nakilat’s efforts is the concentrated energy towards achieving excellence in safety, health, and environment management, as we strive to provide shipping and maritime services in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. Nakilat has been recognized through various prestigious awards, such as the British Safety Council’s Sword of Honour and the Green Award. This bears testament to the company’s excellence in the management of health and safety risks at the workplace. My heartfelt appreciation to the team for their passionate dedication to safeguard the lives of everyone onshore and at sea, and the integrity of all our assets and facilities.”