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LNG Bunkering Operation Completed in Port of Marseille Fos

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 18 May 2020

Image Source: LNG Bunkering COSTA SMERALDA
On M 4 May, the Port of Marseille Fos, Shell and Carnival carried out the first ship-to- ship LNG bunkering operation in France on the Costa Smeralda. One of the world’s first LNG-powered cruise ships, the COSTA SMERALDA, operated by COSTA of the Carnival Group and berthed in the Port of Marseille Fos, required an LNG delivery. SHELL, under contract with Carnival, is supplying the LNG through one of their bunker vessels. In a manoeuvre carried out with great precision and smoothness the CORAL METHANE positioned itself in line with the COSTA SMERALDA’s bunker station. Once the ship was made fast, the transfer of the loading hose by the ship's crane could begin, followed by the installation of various equipment to allow LNG to be transferred in complete safety. Refuelling continued overnight and the CORAL METHANE departed on 05 May at 04:00.

This operation was carried out in perfect coordination between the ship services of the Port of Marseille Fos, the crew of the COSTA SMERALDA, the SHELL teams and the crew of the CORAL METHANE operated by the Dutch ship- owner ANTHONY VEDER, and with the reassuring presence of the nautical resources of the Marseille fire-fighters who are closely monitoring this development in liaison with the teams of the Harbour Master's Office at the Port of Marseille Fos.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 18 May 2020
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