HaiSea’s LNG fueled tugs to escort Canadian gas carriers

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Two LNG-fueled tugs, HaiSea Kermode and HaiSea Warrior, will escort gas carriers along the world’s longest-piloted route (159 km) from the Pacific coast to LNG Canada’s terminal in Kitimat. Built by Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey, these tugs are among the most advanced, featuring dual-fuel engines and innovative design for powerful and environmentally friendly operations. They are scheduled to arrive in British Columbia in February 2024. These vessels, with azimuth stern drive propulsion, can achieve over 14 knots, a bollard pull of 105 tonnes, and are capable of maneuvering large gas carriers in various conditions. Their engines, compliant with IMO Tier III standards, significantly reduce emissions. Additionally, Sanmar Shipyards has delivered three all-electric harbour tugs to the Kitimat export hub, further showcasing the commitment to sustainable maritime operations. The LNG Canada project in Kitimat aims to export 18 million tonnes of LNG annually.

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