Tanker suffered engine trouble
The "Fure West", coming from Antwerp, suffered a main engine failure resulting in restricted propulsion in position 50 56.40 N, 004 55.88 W, 15,5 miles WNW of Bude, Cornwall, on March 11, 2019. The vessel could maintain its position with limited power and requested tug assistance from the company. It was carrying 1.440 tonnes of ULSD. The chemical tanker could restart its main engine and proceeded towards Cardiff at 12.9 knots and berthed on March 12 at 11.10 p.m.
Skangas in agreement with Gothia Tanker Alliance to deliver natural gas (LNG) as fuel to new tankers
Skangas entered into an agreement with parts of the Gothia Tanker Alliance to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. The new agreement comprises current as well as new vessels with LNG propulsion soon to come. The main Swedish shipping companies that will get the advantage of the supply agreement with Skangas are Furetank Rederi AB, Erik Thun AB and Rederi AB Älvtank. These shipping companies have invested in total six new LNG fueled vessels and together with the existing Fure West, they are all jointly operated by the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
Titan LNG successfully bunkers vessel using T-piece
Titan LNG has announced that it has successfully bunkered the M/T Fure West in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, using T-piece technology. The T-piece combines the flow from two trucks into one bunkering hose. This reduces the time required compared to sequential truck deliveries, and saw a combined pumping rate reach 28 tph. During the port call, six trucks in total were delivered using the T-piece. Hans Lindgren, vessel operator, Furetank, said: “The T-Piece reduces the bunkering time for our vessel significantly, we look forward to have Titan LNG make it available in other ports as well.” https://www.lngindustry.com/small-scale-lng/24052017/titan-lng-successfully-bunkers-vessel-using-t-piece/Upload News