Navigator Gas said it has taken its fifth gasship to in-house management almost a year after starting the initiative to move off external technical management.

The New York Stock Exchange-listed company said it has taken over management of the semi-refrigerated, 20,500-cbm Navigator Virgo (built 2009) from Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement,while the vessel was at port in Amuay, Venezuela.

In addition to Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Navigator has used Northern Marine Management and Thome Ship Management.