Sinanju Tankers Holdings said it has taken delivery of Marine Vicky, Singapore’s first LNG-fueled bunkering vessel from the Keppel Nantong shipyard in China.
In a brief statement through its social media channels, Sinanju Tankers Holdings said the vessel will join the company’s fleet and commence operations in Singapore within the first quarter of 2020 as planned.
Sinanju partnered up with Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Keppel O&M through the MPA LNG bunkering pilot program, as it aims to further strengthen Singapore’s offering as a global maritime hub and an LNG hub.
Built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, the 7,990 DWT vessel is Sinanju’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker. Measuring 103 meters in length and 19 meters width, it is equipped with a 55 cubic meter LNG tank with a fuel gas supply system on deck to supply gas to the engine.
The vessel is also fitted with pipelines and tanks that enable it to carry multiple grades of marine fuel cargo.