The 7,990 dwt newbuilding, soon to be christened “Marine Vicky”, will be the first bunker tanker for Singapore and Sinanju, to be fueled mainly by LNG.
“Marine Vicky” will be delivering ExxonMobil’s new EMF.5 Engineered Marine Fuels to ocean-going vessels within Singapore port limits from the first quarter of 2020.
Under the Maritime Singapore Green Port Programme, registered vessels that are serviced by alternative or cleaner marine fueled harbour crafts during their port stay, will receive a 10% port dues concession.
Now, the Technical Reference for LNG Bunkering (TR56:2017) to skill up for the safe and efficient handling of LNG is in place and Sinanju has a comprehensive infrastructure to support the supply and use of LNG as a marine fuel at the world’s largest bunkering port.
We will now focus on competence building through hands-on operations of this LNG-powered bunker tanker. I believe the invaluable experience garnered will serve as a strong foundation towards our preparation to embark on ship-to-ship LNG bunker deliveries from 2021
Ju Kai Meng, Managing Director of Sinanju said.
“Marine Vicky” is a 103-metre long 19-m wide bunker tanker, equipped with a 55m3 LNG tank paired with a fuel gas supply system on deck for engine propulsion. It will join Sinanju’s 13-vessel bunker fleet in December 2019.