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An LNG carrier is a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG). As the LNG market grows rapidly, the fleet of LNG carriers continues to experience tremendous growth. The first LNG carrier Methane Pioneer (dwt 5034 tons) left the Calcasieu River on the Louisiana Gulf coast on 25 January 1959. with the world’s first ocean cargo of LNG and sailed to the UK where the cargo was delivered. Subsequent expansion of that trade has brought us to today when giant LNG ships carrying up to 266,000 m3 are sailing worldwide. Until the end of 2005 a total of 203 vessels have been built, of which 193 are still in service. The success of the specially modified liberty ship Normarti, renamed The Methane Pioneer, caused Shell to order two purpose built LNG carriers to be constructed: the Methane Princess and the Methane Progress. The ships were fitted with Conch independent aluminum cargo tanks and entered the Algerian LNG trade in 1964. These ships had a capacity of 27,000 cubic meters. In the late 1960's opportunity arose to export LNG from Alaska to Japan and in 1969 that trade was initiated. Two ships, each with a capacity of 71,500 cubic meters were built in Sweden. In the early 1970’s the US Government encouraged US shipyards to build LNG carriers, and a total of 16 LNG ships were built. The late 1970's and early 1980’s brought the prospect of Arctic LNG ships with a number of projects being studied. With the increase in cargo capacity to ~143,000 cubic meters, new tank designs were developed, from Moss Rosenberg to Technigaz Mark III and Gaztransport No.96. In recent years, the size and capacity of LNG carriers has increased greatly. Since 2005, Qatargas has pioneered the development of two new classes of LNG carriers, referred to as Q-Flex and Q-Max. Each ship has a cargo capacity of between 210,000 and 266,000 cubic meters and is equipped with a re-liquefaction plant.