Sales talks are in progress on a two-year-old LNG carrier under the control of Russian shipowner Sovcomflot (SCF Group) with rumours emerging of what would be a new record price in the ongoing red-hot market for the sector.

Talk has been bouncing around the LNG market that a buyer is prepared to pay between $280m to $282m to secure the174,100-cbm SCF La Perouse (built 2020).