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Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has carried out a test operation of the first bunkering of LNG fuel with LNG-powered tugboat Ishin in Japan’s Sakai Senboku port in the Kansai region.

Mitsui OSK Line (MOL) has named its first LNG-powered tugboat built at Kanagawa Dockyard in Japan.

Operations in the Panama Canal returned to normalcy April 14, following the suspension of a group of tugboat captains while they are being investigated for paralysing transits through the expanded locks on April 12.

Malaysia’s shipbuilding and repair yard Shin Yang Shipping Corp has filed a lawsuit against Indonesia’s Gemilang Raya Maritime (GRM) for MYR6m ($1.5m) relating to the sale of four units of tugs and barges.

Triyards Holdings announced that it has clinched new contracts in April worth $32.9m to fabricate seven tugboats and one crew boat, as it also reported a first half net loss compared to the profit in the year-ago period.

Caterpillar Propulsion [L1-G11] is marketing a new version and range of tugboat packages, which integrate its popular high-speed engines with Azimuth thrusters designed specifically for tugs.

Singapore’s Police Coast Guard has arrested 12 men suspected of engaging in the illegal sale of 6 metric tonnes of marine gas oil (MGO) valued at about SGD4,000 ($2,960), reports said.

Wärtsilä has entered into an agreement to equip three LNG-powered tugs with integrated propulsion systems for operator Østensjø Rederi.

 

Singapore-listed BH Global has confirmed would its employees died onboard the tugboat that capsized during sea trials in China last Thursday.

Three employees of Jurong Marine Services, subsidiary of Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine, have died from the sinking of a tug boat off Jingjiang, China, on 16 January.

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