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Tristar adds BP-chartered Tristar Ruby to its fleet

Image courtesy of Tristar Group

Dubai headquartered Tristar Group has taken delivery of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker, Tristar Ruby to its shipping fleet.

Formerly known as the British Ruby, the tanker will be the first LNG vessel to be added to the Tristar fleet of 30 ocean-going tankers.

The company said in its statement on Wednesday that the Tristar Ruby will be on long-term time charter with BP Shipping.

The vessel was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2008 and has a cargo-carrying capacity of 155,000 cubic meters.

The vessel has been chartered by BP Shipping since delivery and trades worldwide.

Tristar Ruby will be technically managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management and commercially operated by Tristar.