A naming ceremony was held at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss, for ‘Q-LNG 4000’, the first LNG bunker articulated tug barge (ATB) vessel built in the US.
She will serve the LNG-powered newbuilding ‘Carnival Mardi Gras’ at Port Canaveral next year.
The 324 ft long vessel will refuel the cruise ship on a weekly when she arrives at Port Canaveral in October, 2020.
When operating at the port, ‘Q-LNG 4000’ will carry 4,000 cu m of LNG produced at the Elba Island LNG terminal in Savannah, Ga. The ATB will be launched in October this year and is due to arrive at Port Canaveral in the first quarter of 2020.