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    Keppel Names Singapore's First Bunker Tanker

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The vessel will join Sinanju’s 13-vessel bunker fleet in December 2019.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Keppel Names Singapore's First Bunker Tanker

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) September 3 named Singapore's first dual-fuel bunker tanker.

The vessel was named Marine Vicky by Quah Ley Hoon, CEO of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) at a ceremony that took place in Keppel Nantong, China. Owned and operated by Sinanju Tankers Holdings, the bunker tanker will deliver marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within Singapore port limits.

Marine Vicky is a 103-metre long 19-m wide bunker tanker classed by Bureau Veritas and has a carrying capacity of 7,990 dwt. It is equipped with a 55 m3 LNG tank paired with a fuel gas supply system on deck for engine propulsion. The vessel is built at Keppel O&M's shipyard in Nantong, China, under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s LNG bunkering pilot programme. 

Last month, Sinanju said it entered into a two-year time charter agreement in July with ExxonMobil Asia Pacific. Marine Vicky will deliver ExxonMobil’s new engineered marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within Singapore port limits from Q1 2020. The vessel will join Sinanju’s 13-vessel bunker fleet in December 2019.