MOL names first LNG-powered tugboat
Mitsui OSK Line (MOL) has named its first LNG-powered tugboat built at Kanagawa Dockyard in Japan.
The 250-ton tugboat Ishin was named on 28 September and is expected to be delivered in February next year. It will be operated by Nihon Tug-Boat in Osaka Bay and be supplied with fuel by Osaka Gas using a truck to ship system.
The tugboat is powered by two Yanmar dual-fuel commercial marine engines 6EY26DF with the ability to use both LNG and fuel oil and features a removable LNG tank on deck.
In addition to not emitting SOx the LNG-fuelled vessel will also see a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions.
“MOL takes a proactive stance in promoting spread of LNG fuel to meet the needs of customers and society ....