Adieu to Bebatik!

French Ambassador, Christian Ramage, and Japanese Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Motohiko Kato, attended the farewell ceremony organized by Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd and Brunei Shell Tankers (BST) at the Brunei LNG Plant in Lumut. Guest of honour at the event Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry Dato Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw was welcomed onboard by BST and BGC Managing Director John Douglas Cook, and SS Bebatik Master Captain Mario Lacconi.

As one of the oldest steam-operated maritime vessels in Brunei’s history, SS Bebatik will have her last cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) loaded into her hull for her final voyage. The B-Class vessel, previously named Gardinia, was one of the seven LNG tankers transferred from Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd to BST. SS Bebatik is the oldest, having been launched in 1972, making her over 46 years when she is retired this month. The Bebatik was built at Saint Nazaire shipyard in France, still a major shipyard where high end cruise liners have been built for the past fifty years

Last updated on: 29 July 2018