The New 436-Foot Ship Is for Italy’s Caronte & Tourist
Norway’s LMG Marin is spreading the word that it will design the first liquefied natural gas-fueled ship for the Mediterranean for the Italian shipowner Caronte & Tourist.
The LMG 290-DEG design calls for a vessel 436 feet in length (133 meters) with capacity for 290 cars on two vehicle decks, and 1,500 passengers.
“Propulsion will be based on a gas-electric system using three dual-fuel engines,” LMG says.
The Strait of Messina
The new ferry will be built by the Sefine Shipyard in Turkey. “When delivered in 2018, the LMG 290-DEG design will be the first ferry in the Mediterranean Sea to operate on LNG fuel,” LMG says.
“She is in particular optimized to operate across the Strait of Messina between Villa San Giovanni and Messina in Sicily, which is an area prone to very high current,” the company adds.
Geir Rise is specialized projects director at LMG Marin.
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Source: LMG Marin with Fleets & Fuels follow-up