Clean Canaveral Carries Out Inaugural LNG Bunkering


The Clean Canaveral, the largest Jones Act LNG bunker vessel, has completed its inaugural bunkering in Jacksonville, Florida.

As informed, the 5,500 cubic meter Clean Canaveral was delivered in December 2021. The vessel operates as an articulated tug barge unit (ATB) and is owned by Polaris New Energy LLC (Polaris), a subsidiary of Seaside LNG Holdings (Seaside), says an article published in Safety4sea.

More specifically, LNG was loaded onto the Clean Canaveral at the Jacksonville dock of JAX LNG, a joint venture between Seaside subsidiary Northstar Jacksonville, and Pivotal LNG, a subsidiary of BHE GT&S. The Clean Canaveral then transferred about 600 metric tonnes of LNG to cool-down and bunker the tanker Eagle Brasilia, owned by AET.

“As expected, the Clean Canaveral performed very well during the bunkering process. The McAllister Towing crew operating the ATB, our vendors, regulatory agencies, JAXPORT and Polaris worked seamlessly together to ensure we were prepared for successful bunkering”

…said Tom Sullivan, senior vice president of Operations for Seaside.

“In addition, the working relationship between AET, its ship-manager, Eaglestar, and the crew on the ATB was key to the safe transfer of LNG. We greatly appreciate AET’s confidence in our ability to safely conduct this inaugural bunkering”

…Tom Sullivan noted,

“AET has invested in dual-fuel shipping. With their support, GAC demonstrates our journey to decarbonization with LNG, upholding our commitment to zero oil-based bunker sales by 1 January 2030 and fulfilling our goals, which are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Getting to Zero Coalition”

…added John Lindquist, GAC Bunker Fuels’ head of LNG Bunkering, noting also that“We thank JAX LNG, Polaris New Energy and its partners for executing a safe operation, while we explore more ways to serve the United States southeast region with the Clean Canaveral.”

Tim Casey, Senior Vice President – LNG for Seaside, added: ‘It’s rewarding to see the Clean Canaveral accomplish this step as it represents the culmination of years of hard work by many people and we’re happy to see the inaugural bunkering go as planned.’

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Source: Safety4sea