First LNG Bunkering at Port of Kobe, Japan
The bunkering of the LNG-fueled tug Ishin was organized by the Kobe City Port and Harbor Authority in Port of Kobe, Japan.
The LNG vessel named Ishin is owned by Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL) and operated by Nihon-Tug-Boat. LNG fuel for the trial was hauled by truck from the Himeji LNG Plant, and the bunkering was done via a truck-to-ship system at Kobe Port’s Shinko Pier No.4.
Ishin is a vessel which was built by Kanagawa Dockyard. She is the first LNG-fueled tugboat in western Japan and the first in Japan to conform to the IGF Code.
More About Ishin
Gross tonnage: 250 tons
LOA: 43.6 meters
Breadth: 9.20 meters
Draft: 3.15 meters
Speed: 16.0 knots +
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