Sicilia ferry accidents and incidents
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19 July 2020Structural and Technical Issues
On July 19, 2020, BALEARIA’s cruise ship Sicilia completed its first LNG bunkering operation in Portugal (at Port Viana do Castelo). The truck-to-ship bunkering (fueling with LNG/liquified natural gas) followed the ferry's retrofitting project conducted at West Sea's Viana Shipyard. By this drydock, MS Sicilia has two MAN dual-fuel engines (running on both MGO and LNG). During the drydock, on the vessel was installed an LNG fuel tank (capacity 425 m3) that allows it to cruise for ~1100 mi (1770 km) using only LNG as fuel.
This was also the first-ever LNG bunkering in any seaport managed by the Port Authority company APDL (Administracao dos Portos do Douro, Leixoes e Viana do Castelo SA) that operates the seaports Douro, Leixoes and Viana do Castelo.
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