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Newbuild: Methanol as ship fuel PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s new MAN ME-LGI flex-fuel engine will be used in a new series of methanol carriers. MAN

The world’s largest methanol supplier, Canada’s Methanex Corporation, through its Waterfront Shipping subsidiary, has reached an agreement with Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines, Norway’s Westfal-Larsen & Co (WL) and Sweden’s Marinvest/Skagerack for six new 50,000dwt methanol carriers to be built by South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and Japan’s Minaminippon Shipbuilding Company. The ships will run on a blend of 95 per cent methanol and five per cent diesel fuel using MAN ME-LGI flex-fuel engines capable of running on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel or gas oil. JS


May's mystery ship PDF Print E-mail

mystery shipJohn Burling sent the accompanying picture of three old ships laid up in the river Itchen at Southampton. It was taken a few years ago and all have now gone, but he has been unable to find out their names. At least one appears to be an old tug. But can any reader supply the names of any or all of the ships, and maybe also supply information about their careers. Where and when were they originally built, and by whom? What were they used for during their lives? And when exactly were they dismantled?




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