KST names first LNG-powered harbour tug in south-east Asia

Keppel Smit Towage has named its latest acquisition, an LNG dual-fuel harbour tug, KST Liberty.

Featuring a 65-tonne bollard pull, the 32-metre by 13-metre azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug was built by Keppel Singmarine.

KST Liberty will soon enter service in the port of Singapore.

Her fitted LNG tanks will allow for extended harbour operations without the need for refuelling.

Refuelling can be done by truck-to-ship operations or replacing the empty tanks with replenished ones.

Shell will be supplying the LNG fuel to KST Liberty while FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel O&M and Shell Eastern Petroleum, will be providing the LNG bunkering services at Jurong Port.

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