Nordic energy company Gasum’s first ship-to-ship bunkering involving a cruise ship took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in November.
Gasum’s LNG bunker vessel ‘Coralius’ conducted the bunker operation on Carnival Corp’s new cruise ship ‘Costa Smeralda’.
During bunkering, LNG was supplied to the newbuilding ‘Costa Smeralda’ at the Meyer Turku shipyard.
She is the first cruise ship in a series of newbuildings at Meyer Turku to be fitted with LNG propulsion.
‘Coralius’ began operating in 2017, and at the beginning of 2019 it celebrated its 100th bunkering operation. She mainly operates in the North Sea and the Skagerrak area.
“’Coralius’ allows us to perform ship-to-ship bunkering to different types of vessels. We are happy that this now includes a cruise ship.
It is always a proud moment when we can deliver our product and make maritime transportation cleaner,” said Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director, LNG Marine, Gasum.