RINA has granted the Approval in Principle for a methanol dual fuel tugboat designed by Med Marine.

The AiP was delivered during a ceremony held in Istanbul, Turkey, at the International Tug & Salvage Convention on 29th September 2022.

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The main characteristics of Med Marine’s innovative tugboat with methanol dual fuel engine are:

Length overall: 24.25 m
Breath Central Hull: 11.80 m
Design Draft: 3.75 m
Power: 1335 KW
International Gross Tonnage: 390 GT (EST)
Bollard Pull: 40 tones

Med Marine’s General Manager, Ms. Yıldız Bozkurt commented: “RINA and Med Marine have successfully been cooperating for a few years. I would like to express our appreciation to RINA for their hard and close work to help our business immensely and it’s great knowing that we have such an accomplished partner. I’m looking forward to the future and new collaborations”.

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Mr. Konstantinos Papalexopoulos, Marine Southern Europe Area Operations at RINA, added: “RINA supports the shipping industry’s initiatives aimed at decarbonizing the sector. We are delighted with the results of the hard work of Med Marine and to have granted the Approval in Principle for this methanol dual fuel tugboat. This alternative fuel is gaining increasing attention and will be part of the mix to achieve IMO’s targets and possibly develop zero carbon vessels. We are working for the future and the future will be shaped by the actions of today”.

Source: Med Marine


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