Epic Gas has received the 7,500m³ liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker Epic Borinquen from Sasaki Shipyard of Japan.
The vessel built in January, 1970 will be delivered into a time charter for trading in Asia.
It measures at a length of 113m, breadth of 19m and bears the certification of the American Bureau of Shipping.
The vessel adds to Epic Gas’s existing fleet of 11 such vessels.
Sasaki Shipyard had earlier constructed and delivered a series of six vessels with two more orders in the pipeline.
Epic Gas, in February last year, had acquired the first of the six 11,000m³ vessels built by Sasaki shipyard and is long term bareboat chartered from Kumiai Senpaku of Japan.
This was followed by the delivery of the four 5,000m³ vessels including the Epic St. Croix and Epic St. Thomas in 2014 and the bareboat chartered in 11,000m³ Epic Sicily in 2015.
The acquisition of the vessels implicates the company’s attempt to establish high quality fleet of long term controlled assets across the full pressurised sector of 3,300m³ to 11,000m³ coupled with new building programme of two 7500m³ vessels and four 11000m³ vessels as well as an additional 11000m³ new building to be delivered under a bareboat charter to Epic Gas.