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Tanna family honoured as ship passes coal terminal

LNG ship The Methane Mickie Harper, named after former BG Group's Catherina Tanna, passes the RG Tanna Coal Terminal, named after Ms Tanna's father.
LNG ship The Methane Mickie Harper, named after former BG Group's Catherina Tanna, passes the RG Tanna Coal Terminal, named after Ms Tanna's father. Mike Richards

THE Methane Mickie Harper, which arrived at Curtis Island on Thursday, was named after the daughters of Gladstone businesswomen Catherine Tannas.

And so, as the ship passed the RG Tanna Coal Terminal - named after Catherine's father Reg - it was a real family affair.

The ship was the second to dock at the QCLNG plant to pick up a load of LNG.

Catherine Tanna said she named the ship in 2009 when she joined the BG Group executive committee.

"The custom was to name ships after the wives of executives," she said.

But as the first woman ever appointed to that committee, she took the opportunity to name the ship after her two daughters, Mickie and Harper.

"(That) was a rare and genuinely humbling opportunity," she said.

"My family is very proud that my father's work in business and the community continues to generate benefits across Gladstone.

"It's wonderful to know his name lives on in an industry and city he dedicated his career to."

The ship was officially named in South Korea in 2010.

"The shipyard management were thrilled as it was the first time one of their ships had been sponsored by two sisters, and Harper was the youngest-ever ship sponsor," Ms Tanna said.

"I know it's something they will look back on and be proud of in years to come."

Ms Tanna was raised and educated in Gladstone and went on to work as chairman of BG Australia.

She is now managing director of Energy Australia.

She said growing up in Gladstone had shaped her career.

"I grew up experiencing first-hand what the resources industry meant not just for the city but to individuals and their families," Ms Tanna said.

Topics:  curtis island, lng, qclng




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