Newbuilt Methanol Carrier Delivered to MOL
Tokyo-based shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) took delivery of the 50,000 dwt methanol carrier Manchac Sun from the Japanese shipbuilder Minaminippon Shipbuilding.
Equipped with 2-stroke dual-fueled low-rev main engine capable of running on methanol, the eco-ship was ordered by the company in December 2013 as part of a contract for the construction and charter of up to three methanol carriers.
The new vessel is also equipped with a ballast water treatment system, ahead of treaty requirements mandating such systems, and adopts energy-saving accessories in front of and astern of the propellers, MOL said.
Manchac Sun will be on long-term time charter to Canada’s Waterfront Shipping Company Limited, which operates a fleet of methanol ocean tankers and transports bulk chemicals and clean petroleum products.
2 October 2016