Teekay vessel discovers furry stowaways

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Who would have thought upholding safety at sea would mean caring for a cat and her new litter of kittens on board an LNG carrier?  For those on board the Lobito’s journey from Singapore to La Reunion, this was just the case when a pregnant cat decided to leave Singapore behind and stowed away on board the vessel.  After departing Singapore, the presence of the cat was detected when an eagle-eyed crewmate noticed an unusual shadow lurking while on the bridge lookout. The crew began setting up traps and leaving food out with the hopes of catching the cat. She proved to be elusive – sneaking into traps and grabbing food before stealthily making her escape.  While searching for the elusive mother cat, the crew found her four kittens. Fortunately, the Master on board was an experienced cat owner who took charge of instructing the crew on their care. The crew quickly adopted the kittens as Lobito mascots by naming them after the Teekay Gas fleet teams – Clyde, Forth, Spey, and Tay.  All kittens and mom Merlion have now found their “fur-ever homes”.

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