CSM takes delivery of wind-assisted, LNG-ready tanker duo

Ship management and maritime service provider Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) has taken delivery of newbuilding vessels M/T Atrotos and M/T Anikitos, two 50,000 dwt, eco-friendly chemical/product MR tankers.

As informed, the two ships, built by Hyundai Vietnam Shipyard Co., were delivered on 21 April.

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They are two out of six sister vessels delivered to CSM in 2023, with eco-friendly design, liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel ready, assigned with wind-assisted ready and HVSC-ready notations by ABS.

The HVSC-ready notation is for the ships equipped with high voltage shore connection systems to be installed in the future, and the wind-assist ready notation refers to vessels equipped with wind-assist equipment to be installed on board.

Furthermore, the MR tankers are equipped with IHM notation for safe recycling.

Both vessels have future-proof design compliant with EEDI Phase 3 and are annotated with ABS SUSTAIN-1 (2020) that demonstrates adherence to the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), according to the company.

To remind, CSM recently revealed it is conducting a trial of the new Starlink satellite internet service on a number of vessels. 

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