LPG-Fuelled Gas Tankers For Croatia
Croatian operator Jadroplov has purchased two newly-built, short-sea LPG carriers powered by LPG-capable dual-fuel machinery. The 7,500m3-capacity gas tankers are two in a series of three ordered from Sasaki Zosen in Japan by Swiss interests.
Originally contracted by Irus Holding of Nyon, lead vessel Marko Marulic was bought by Split-based Jadroplov prior to delivery last autumn by the Japanese yard, while the February 2023-completed second-of-class Vis has been acquired from another Swiss firm, Global One Energy (GLOEN). The combined investment is reportedly just under $50m.
The 117m Marko Marulic has the distinction of being the first gas tanker of its size and type under the Croatian flag, and also ranks as the first Japanese-built, small LPG carrier to adopt an LPG-capable dual-fuel propulsion plant.